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

Jan Frodeno Germany

Birthdate 18 August 1981
Height 185 cms / 73 inches
Weight 71 kgs / 158 lbls
Marital Status Married
Children 2 children
Nationality German
Represents Germany
Residence Noosa, QLD, Australia / Girona, Spain
Languages English, German,
Started Triathlon 2004
Professional Since 2008
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
2019 Aug 11
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia PL Gdynia, Poland
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2019 Jun 30
Ironman European Championships DE Frankfurt, Germany
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2019 Jun 02
Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau DE Kraichgau, Germany
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2019 May 05
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2018 Sep 02
Ironman 70.3 World Championship - Men ZA Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2018 Jul 08
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2018 Jun 03
Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau DE Kraichgau, Germany
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2018 Apr 29
Challenge Taiwan TW Taiwan, Taiwan, Province of China
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2018 Apr 07
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside US California, United States
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2018 Feb 17
Challenge Wanaka NZ Wanaka, New Zealand
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2017 Aug 20
Allgau Triathlon DE , Germany
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
2017 Jul 02
Ironman Austria AT Klagenfurt, Austria
Jan Frodeno Olympic gold medalist, Ironman 70.3 World champion, Ironman World Champion
German
Finished 1st
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 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 35th
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

2019 Aug 11

Frodeno continues unbeaten 2019 in Poland

Sunday, August 11, 2019

With the Ironman World Championship now only two months away, Jan Frodeno and Terenzo Bozzone both put in a hit-out over the Ironman 70.3 distance to test their fitness.
2019 Jun 30
Frodeno sizzles in Frankfurt

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Jan Frodeno has defended his Ironman European Championship crown in Frankfurt, marking a successful comeback to racing the grueling distance after missing the Ironman World Championship last year due to injury.
2019 Jun 02
Podium sweep for Ryf, Frodeno and Brownlee

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Bahrain Endurance 13 powered to wins this weekend with Daniela Ryf, Jan Frodeno and Alistair Brownlee claiming titles in Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands.
2019 May 06
Javier Gomez crowed long distance world champion

Monday, May 6, 2019

Javier Gomez won his ninth world title this weekend at the ITU Long Distance World Championship in Pontevedra, Spain in front of a home crowd proudly cheering his name.

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