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Before 7am in the morning the canal was no yet crowded, but the athletes kept coming.
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This bunch clearly came from Canada.
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Mike Orton from Blueseventy decided to brave the water without a wetsuit, but the swim on Sunday will likely be wetsuit legal.
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Team Garwood rode back from the canal after the morning swim.
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Everywhere in town athletes were busy cycling, running or swimming.
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At the expo athletes were able to swim in the very cool Leipziger swim flume that sits on the back of a huge truck.
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Orbea showed editors this new Ordu, but we can't share details until later on Sunday.
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New Balance has a big presence at the expo - here is the new Fresh Foam Boracay.
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Luis Alvarez is excited to be back in Roth for the first time in about 10 years.
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Lightweight brought a new 60mm Fernweg wheel to Challenge Roth.
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This young Dutch girl grabbed a High5 beverage for her father who is racing on Sunday.
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Healthy food items at the P. Jentschura booth garnered great interest.
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This new RunnerTune shoe is crafted in Hilpoltstein just a few kilometers from Roth. More details to come.
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The Powerbreather swim tool is not yet on the market but looks very promising. It attaches to the head with a helmet-like fastening technology.
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Michelle Vesterby and Caroline Steffen are in town but are not racing on Sunday.
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The still unshaven legs of German pro Nils Frommhold. He said he will shave them before the race...
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All the pros kindly sign autographs and spend time supporting their sponsors at the expo.
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Quintana Roo introduced the PRfive, a bike that is simpler than the PRsix but with some of the same technology. Starting at $3,700.
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This church building will serve as a Challenge Roth daycare on Saturday and Sunday.