Jan Frodeno - Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion

Jan Frodeno Germany

Birthdate 18 August 1981
Height 180 cms / 71 inches
Weight 72 kgs / 160 lbls
Marital Status Married
Children 1 child
Nationality German
Represents Germany
Residence Noosa, QLD, Australia / Girona, Spain
Languages English, German,
Started Triathlon 2002
Professional Since 2006
Coach Dan Lorang
Hobbies cooking, eating, surfing, beach volleyball

Career Higlights


  • Ironman 70.3 World Championship
    Jan beat home team mates Sebastian Kienle and Javier Gomez to take the title

  • Ironman World Championship
    After finishing third on debut in 2014, Jan executed a clinical performance to win his first title in Kona.

  • Ironman European Championship
    First of his three World titles in 2015
Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion

Jan Frodeno owns the distinction of being the only athlete in the world to have won the Olympic gold medal, the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, and the Ironman World Championship. He is also only one of five men to have defended the Ironman World Championship title, winning both in 2015 and 2016.

In 2016, Jan set a new world record for the fastest iron distance finish: 7 hours, 35 minutes, 39 seconds at the Challenge Roth, smashing the previous record by six minutes.

When he outsprinted Olympic champion Simon Whitfield to win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, he caused one of the biggest upsets in triathlon history. After racing one more Olympics at London in 2012, Jan transitioned to ironman racing and quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with as he blended his top-end speed with gritty endurance.

In 2015, Jan went to work dominating every race he entered, a seemingly unstoppable force as he claimed first the Ironman European Championship, then the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. The ultimate goal was the leafy crown at Kona, and on one fateful Saturday in October, Jan made history as the first athlete ever to have won both an Olympic gold medal and the Ironman World Championship.

Jan was born in Cologne, Germany but grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. With his background in swimming and surfing he joined the Clifton Surf Lifesavers and competed in lifesaver races. He discovered triathlon at the age of 19 while watching the Sydney Olympics, and after competing in a few triathlons sold his racing bike for a plane ticket to Europe to race in the German triathlon league. His success at the Under-23 World Championships in 2003 and 2004 spurred him to turn professional. He has since shown himself the cream of the crop in the sport across all distances.


Results

Date Event Athlete Media Status Position
2016 Oct 08
Ironman World Championship - Kona US Kona, United States
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2016 Jul 17
Challenge Roth DE Roth, Germany
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2016 Jan 29
Ironman 70.3 Dubai AE Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2015 Oct 10
Ironman World Championship US Hawaii, United States
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2015 Aug 26
Ironman 70.3 World Championship AT Zell Am See, Austria
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2015 Jul 05
Ironman European Championship DE Frankfurt, Germany
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2015 May 17
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona ES Calella, Spain
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2015 Mar 28
Ironman 70.3 California, Oceanside US California, United States
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st

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2016 Oct 09

Frodeno, Ryf - King and Queen of Kona

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Defending the Ironman World Championship is notoriously difficult; in its storied history only 4 men and 4 women had accomplished the feat. Today Daniela Ryf and Jan Frodeno claimed their place among those titans of the sport as the two took victory once again in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
2016 Oct 04
Brave eight chasing Kona dreams

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Eight brave warriors of the Bahrain Endurance 13 are set to shine among the world’s best when the sun rises on the Kona pier this Saturday at the Ironman World Championship.
2016 Sep 29
Bahrain Endurance 13 - #KonaGame Series

Thursday, September 29, 2016

He is the 'man' the defending champion Jan Frodeno.
2016 Jul 18
Frodeno and Ryf fly in Roth

Monday, July 18, 2016

Bahrain Endurance locked out the top spots at Challenge Roth on Sunday, with Jan Frodeno setting a new world record for long distance triathlon and Daniela Ryf logging the third-fastest finish time on the Roth course.

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Blickpunkt Sport Jan Frodeno schnappt sich den Weltrekord 1792895060

From: Ernst & Jung
23 Nov 2016 07:08 AM

Blickpunkt Sport Jan Frodeno schnappt sich den Weltrekord 1792895060

From: Ernst & Jung
22 Nov 2016 01:40 AM

IRONMAN HAWAII 2016: Jan Frodeno im Prerace-Interview

From: tri2b.com
05 Oct 2016 06:01 AM

EUROBIKE 2016 | NEUES TRIATHLON-BIKE CANYON SPEEDMAX CF & JAN FRODENO'S WELTREKORD-FAHRRAD

From: SPORTSPINNER
02 Sep 2016 11:00 AM

Jagd nach dem Weltrekord

From: RheinSiegTV
21 Jul 2016 02:20 AM

Frodeno's WORLDRECORD Day [Challenge Roth] [HD]

From: spoga
18 Jul 2016 09:51 AM

Zusammenfassung Challenge Roth 2016

From: Bayerischer Rundfunk
18 Jul 2016 05:12 AM

SOLAR HILL, Jan Frodeno [Challenge Roth] [HD]

From: spoga
17 Jul 2016 01:30 PM

Spitzen-Triathlet Jan Frodeno - BR Fernsehen

From: Bayerischer Rundfunk
15 Jul 2016 09:26 AM

Canyon - Jan Frodeno Part 2 #project740

From: Canyon Bicycles
14 Jul 2016 06:55 AM

Jan Frodeno uses pjuractive 2skin

From: pjuractive
25 Apr 2016 07:09 AM

Challenge Roth: Topathlet Jan Frodeno im Porträt

From: Bayerischer Rundfunk
20 Apr 2016 09:44 AM

Ironman winner

From: Dorothy Case
13 Oct 2015 07:36 PM

Ironman auf Hawaii Beeindruckender Frodeno Triumph auf Hawaii

From: Heinz Hammer
11 Oct 2015 02:04 PM

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