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

Jan Frodeno Germany

Birthdate 18 August 1981
Height 194 cms / 76 inches
Weight 75 kgs / 165 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
2017 May 21
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona ES Barcelona, Spain
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2017 Apr 29
Challenge Taiwan TW , Taiwan, Province of China
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2017 Apr 23
Chia Sardinia Triathlon ES Sardinia, Spain
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2017 Apr 01
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside US Oceanside, United States
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Did Not Finish
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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News & Headlines

2017 Jun 29

Kona Qualification for Frodeno, Plese in Austria

Thursday, June 29, 2017

This weekend the Bahrain Endurance 13 will see action in Austria as build-up to the Ironman World Championship as Jan Frodeno races to validate his spot and David Plese seeks to solidify his qualification.
2017 May 19
Barcelona - Kona checkpoint for Frodeno

Friday, May 19, 2017

Jan Frodeno is back in action this weekend at Ironman 70.3 Barcelona, his first Ironman-branded race since Oceanside.
2017 Apr 30
Dual victories at Challenge Taiwan for Croneborg & Frodeno

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bahrain Endurance 13 swept the top spots at Challenge Taiwan this weekend, with Fredrik Croneborg defending his title over the full distance and Jan Frodeno putting on a worthy exhibition in the half distance.
2017 Apr 24
Brownlee impressive on debut

Monday, April 24, 2017

Alistair Brownlee had plenty to celebrate on his birthday weekend as he topped the podium on his first half distance outing at Challenge Mogan Gran Canaria.

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JAN FRODENO Workout with Powerbreather

From: Powerbreather USA
28 Feb 2017 07:20 PM

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

From: SPORTSPINNER
02 Sep 2016 11:00 AM

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

From: spoga
18 Jul 2016 09:51 AM

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

From: spoga
17 Jul 2016 01:30 PM

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

Ironman auf Hawaii Beeindruckender Frodeno Triumph auf Hawaii

From: Heinz Hammer
11 Oct 2015 02:04 PM

Kona 2015 - Sebastian Kienle

From: Tri247.com
08 Oct 2015 07:14 AM

JAN FRODENO - SYSTEM COMPLETE with Canyon Speedmax CF SLX

From: Canyon Bicycles
07 Oct 2015 04:00 AM

Ironman Frankfurt 2015: Pro Men Swim

From: Yannis Mertens
20 Jul 2015 04:15 PM

JAN FRODENO SIEGT MIT NEUEM STRECKENREKORD IN DER GLUTKAMMER FRANKFURTS

From: Frankfurt Marathon
05 Jul 2015 01:11 PM

Ironman Hawaii 2014: I want it all!

From: Paddi E.
03 Jul 2015 07:12 AM

IRONMAN FRANKFURT 2015 - Tipps fürs Schwimmen by Jan Wolfgarten

From: SPORTSPINNER
24 Jun 2015 11:01 AM

2014 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship - Pro Race Recap

From: IronmanTriathlon
11 Sep 2014 08:36 AM

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