Frodeno and Ryf take Ironman 70.3 Worlds

Middle-distance racing’s finest pro and age-group athletes descended on Zell-Am-See in Austria today for the tenth edition of the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and its debut sojourn in Europe. And, after wins for Germany’s Sebastian Kienle in 2012 and ’13 and Spanish superstar Javier Gomez in 2014, Europe’s hold on the men’s title was maintained, with 2015 being Germany’s Jan Frodeno’s turn to top the podium.


In the women’s race, reigning champ and Swiss star Daniela Ryf went into the race as the favourite and was dominant throughout, leading on the bike leg and run to cross the line in 4:11:34 (and 30th overall) to maintain her grip on the 70.3 world title.