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 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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2017 Oct 15

Daniela Ryf wins third Ironman World Championship

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Daniela Ryf has accomplished the hat trick, claiming the crown at the Ironman World Championship on Saturday for the third consecutive time. She joins the ranks of Chrissie Wellington, Paula Newby-Fraser, Natascha Badmann, Dave Scott, and Mark Allen with three consecutive wins in Kona, Hawaii.
2017 Oct 09
Frodeno, Ryf primed for World Championship title defence

Monday, October 9, 2017

Bahrain Endurance 13 has fielded seven of its best athletes to the Ironman World Championship on October 14. With their entire seasons building up to this point in the year, all of them are ready to tackle the most iconic race of the sport, including defending champions Daniela Ryf and Jan Frodeno.
2017 Oct 07
It's Kona Time . . .

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Bahrain Endurance 13 are well represented at the 2017 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii with seven of our team now on the Big Island ready to tackle the most iconic race in our sport on October 14.
2017 Aug 21
World Champions Ryf & Frodeno win iconic Allgäu Triathlon

Monday, August 21, 2017

Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf both took the top spots at the Allg?u Triathlon, Germany’s oldest middle-distance triathlon. This echoed their back-to-back wins at the Ironman World Championship in 2015 and 2016, and was a valuable fitness test leading into this year’s edition in October.

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