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Back 7.18.2010

Henning scorches Roth with 5th fastest IM of all time

Less than three months before Kona, Zipp triathlete Rasmus Henning made a major statement today at the Challenge Roth in Germany.

His winning time of 7:52:36 was fifth-fastest ever recorded at Ironman distance and just 129 seconds off the all-time record.

The Dane – who placed fifth in his Kona debut in 2009 while racing with a broken hand – rode a bike split of 4:23:25 on a Sub-9 disc and 1080 front wheel along with SRAM components.

If not for the 7:52:05 recorded by fellow Zipp athlete Marino Vanhoenacker at Ironman Austria just two weeks ago, Rasmus' performance today would have been the fourth-fastest of all time.

Photo: Larry Rosa (taken at Wildflower)