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The world’s largest iron distance triathlon, Challenge Roth, sells all its race entries in record time.

35,000 spectators line the road in Roth (Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

When entries went on sale yesterday at 10.00am for the flagship event of the Challenge Family global series of iron distance triathlons, 650 relay team slots sold out in 29 minutes, 1,500 international slots sold out in 75 minutes and the remaining German slots sold out in 53 minutes in the fastest sell out seen for a European iron distance triathlon.

While 5,000 lucky individual and relay athletes will enjoy the legendary triathlon in 2013, many more were disappointed with the subscription page receiving over 24,000 unique visitors yesterday. For further information, visit or is the online home of Triathlon Plus. Save time and money by having every issue delivered to your door or digital device by subscribing to the print edition or buying digitally through Zinio or Apple Newsstand.

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