“We are RECARO”: commitment and tradition

Crossing the finish line together at the legendary Challenge Roth

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Together, we can do it! The latest RECARO employees to prove it were those taking part in this year’s triathlon in Roth. With tons of team spirit and total personal commitment, colleagues from Germany, Poland, England and the United States fought their way through the three grueling stages of the world’s largest long-distance triathlon – as the temperature rose to 29° C (84° F)!

Teamspirit at Challenge Roth 2017

Teamspirit at Challenge Roth 2017

RECARO was strongly represented by 28 three-person teams and five individual racers. And, whether executive director or young apprentice, reaching the finish line was all that mattered to them! Overall, more than 5,500 athletes took on the challenge of completing the world-renowned annual triathlon in the Franconian town of Roth, last Sunday. Belgian Bart Aernouts was first to finish in 7:59:07. The fastest female was Daniela Ryf of Switzerland with a time of 8:40:03.

Although the competitors had swum 3.8 kilometers in the Main-Danube Canal, cycled 180 kilometers and then run 42 kilometers, they were not the only ones to be exhausted when it was over. After having spent the entire day on their feet, over 260,000 spectators were also ready for some rest and relaxation. For this, the event’s traditional Finish Line Party in Triathlon-Park followed by a fireworks display made for a glorious conclusion to a successful day!

Our photo gallery provides a recap of impressions and highlights:

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