Jan Frodeno

Jan Frodeno

NATIONALITY
German Flag

German

REPRESENTS
Flag of Germany

Germany

RESIDENCE
Flag of Girona, Spain

Girona, Spain

Birthdate

18 August 1981


Started Triathlon

2001


Professional Since

2045


Coach

Dan Lorang


Career Highlights

2019

3x Ironman World Champion (2015, 2016, 2019)

2019

3x Ironman European Champion (2015, 2018, 2019)

2018

2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion (2015, 2018)

2008

Beijing Olympic Games Gold

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST, 2X IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPION, 3X 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 (2015, 2016). After missing Kona in 2018 due to injury, Jan came roaring back the following year to take the title for the third time and also set a new course record.

Jan is one of the fastest men over the iron distance: he logged 7:27:53 at the 2021 Tri Battle Royale, smashing the previous record which he had set at Challenge Roth.

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.

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; after competing in a few triathlons sold his racing bike for a plane ticket to Europe to race in the German triathlon league.

Results

Date Race Location Status Position
Jul32022
Challenge Roth – 2022
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Did Not Finish -
Jul182021
Tri Battle – 2021
 FlagAllgau, Germany
Finished First
Apr242021
Challenge Gran Canaria – 2021
 FlagGran Canaria, Spain
Finished First
Mar122021
Challenge Miami – 2021
 FlagMiami, United States
Finished First
Oct122019
Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona – 2019
 FlagKailua-Kona, United States
Finished First
Aug112019
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia – 2019
 FlagGdynia, Poland
Finished First
Jun302019
Ironman European Championships – 2019
 FlagFrankfurt, Germany
Finished First
Jun22019
Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau – 2019
 FlagKraichgau, Germany
Finished First
Mar52019
Buschhütten Triathlon (Germany) – 2019
 FlagBuschhütten, Germany
Finished First
Sep22018
Ironman 70.3 World Championship - Men –2018
 FlagPort Elizabeth, South Africa
Finished First
Jul82018
Ironman European Championship - Frankfurt – 2018
 FlagFrankfurt, Germany
Finished First
Jun32018
Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau – 2018
 FlagKraichgau, Germany
Finished First
Apr292018
Challenge Taiwan – 2018
 FlagTaiwan, Taiwan
Finished First
Apr72018
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside – 2018
 FlagCalifornia, United States
Finished First
Feb172018
Challenge Wanaka – 2018
 FlagWanaka, New Zealand
Finished First
Aug202017
Allgäu Triathlon – 2017
 FlagAllgäu, Germany
Finished First
Jul22017
Ironman Austria – 2017
 FlagKlagenfurt, Austria
Finished First
May212017
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona – 2017
 FlagBarcelona, Spain
Finished First
Apr292017
Challenge Taiwan – 2017
 FlagTaiwan, Taiwan
Finished First
Apr232017
Chia Sardinia Triathlon – 2017
 FlagSardinia, Spain
Finished First
Apr12017
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside – 2017
 FlagOceanside, United States
Did Not Finish -
Oct82016
Ironman World Championship - Kona – 2016
 FlagKona, United States
Finished First
Oct82016
Ironman World Championship - Kona – 2016
 FlagKona, United States
Finished 35th
Jul172016
Challenge Roth – 2016
 FlagRoth, Germany
Finished First
Jan292016
Ironman 70.3 Dubai – 2016
 FlagDubai, United Arab Emirates
Finished First
Oct102015
Ironman World Championship – 2015
 FlagHawaii, United States
Finished First
Aug262015
Ironman 70.3 World Championship – 2015
 FlagZell Am See, Austria
Finished First
Jul52015
Ironman European Championship – 2015
 FlagFrankfurt, Germany
Finished First
May172015
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona – 2015
 FlagCalella, Spain
Finished First
Mar282015
Ironman 70.3 California, Oceanside – 2015
 FlagCalifornia, United States
Finished First

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