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Frodeno makes a comeback in Roth

Jan Frodeno makes his comeback after an injury break. The 40-year-old German triathlon superstar wants to start at the Challenge Roth on July 3rd.

At the beginning of May, the three-time Ironman World Champion was unable to take part in the World Championships in St. George in the US state of Utah. An Achilles tendon injury stopped Frodeno. “In the last few months I’ve noticed that I need a firm goal again and there is no more fantastic race than Roth,” said Frodeno. The race has “a special place in my heart”.

This means that the German Hawaii winners will meet in Roth, where Frodeno once set a world record six years ago. Also there are two-time Ironman World Champion (2017 and 2018) Patrick Lange, 2014 Champion Sebastian Kienle and 2019 World Champion Anne Haug. All three have already won in Roth.

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“I’m almost at a loss for words: all active German Hawaii winners are at the start in Roth,” explained organizer Felix Walchshöfer. “We are honored that Frodo chose Roth of all people for his comeback race.”

The cult event in Roth is intended to be a stress test for Frodeno over the 3.86 kilometers of swimming, 180.2 kilometers of cycling and 42.2 kilometers of running before the World Championships are due in Hawaii in October. He is still the last champion in the Mecca of triathlon.

In 2019 Frodeno won there for the third time after 2015 and 2016. In 2020 there was no World Cup in Hawaii because of the corona pandemic, nor in 2021. This was made up for in May in St. George in the US state. The 28-year-old and currently outstanding Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt won the title.

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