Daniela Ryf announced over Instagram her intention to break the full distance world record (currently held by Chrissie Wellington) at Challenge Roth this summer. The world champion and Kona course record holder came close to breaking the record last year when she took on the race “for fun”, but will make her official attempt on July 9th.
“I enjoyed the atmosphere so much last year,” she says in the post. “It gave me wings and it made me realize, on a perfect day the world record of Chrissie Wellington could possibly be in reach. I am fascinated by Chrissie’s record and i will try my best on race day to see how fast I can go.”
Ryf will have to break 8:18:13 for the world full distance record. Last year, she went 8:22:04.