Jan Frodeno looks a sure bet for his 3rd World Title on Saturday in Kona
I know I keep harping on about this but we have to tell the world that Jan was once living in CT. Earned some of his stripes right here in SA doing some of the Energade Races – in fact, when I interviewed him way back in 2009 after his olympic title win, he mentioned that as a lightie, he remembered me and the others at the Energade Series – he was just a Junior back then. Leaves School/goes and live in Germany and bob is your uncle. Check this boy out now. Killing it
Arguably the best most complete triathlete ever – Olympic Title/703 title/ironman title/s
Olympic Champion. World Champion. World Record Holder.
Even after all of his success in one of the most physically and mentally grueling sports in the world, Jan Frodeno #CantStop setting his sights further. In his journey to become one of the greatest athletes the sport has known, the reigning two-time Kona Ironman Champion knows that every second counts.
JAN FRODENO TRIATHLETE
Jan Frodeno is not one to settle for “good enough.” Competing in one of the most physically grueling and mentally demanding events in sport, and as the preeminent talent of his generation, he can’t afford to be anything but meticulous. Frodeno is the reigning two-time Ironman World Champion and is in pursuit of historic territory: his dream to become the first racer to break the vaunted 8-hour barrier.
Jan began competing as a swimmer at the age of 15 in Cape Town, South Africa, where he grew up for part of his childhood. After watching the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Frodeno found his new passion and eventual career in the sport of triathlon. After competing in a few triathlons in his then home of South Africa, Frodeno returned to his birthplace in Europe to compete in the German League as an amateur. After experiencing much success, including a silver medal at the 2004 U-23 World Championships, Frodeno decided to turn professional and race on the ITU World Cup circuit. His successes continued in the ITU Olympic distance events before earning a spot on the German Olympic Team for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing â€“ where he secured a gold medal after an exciting finish on the run. Then after the 2012 London Olympics, Jan retired from the Olympic distance and shifted his focus to long-distance racing.
Frodeno has won numerous prestigious events, including being the two-time winner of the Ironman World Championship and winner of the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
When Frodeno isn’t competing, he spends most of his time with his family at his home in Girona, Spain and Noosa, Australia. Together, Jan and his 2008 Olympic gold medalist, Commonwealth and triple World Champion wife, Emma Snowsill, have a son, Lucca.
THE LONGER YOU COMPETE IN TRIATHLON, THE MORE YOU REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO
SEPARATION BETWEEN TRAINING AND LIFE.