Jan Frodeno smashes Iron record at Roth

Jan Frodeno has today smashed the iron-distance world record at Challenge Roth in Bavaria. The 2008 Olympic champ and reigning Ironman and 70.3 world champion shattered Andreas Raelert’s existing record by six minutes on a remarkable day of racing in front of 250,000 spectators. 


Elsewhere, Joe Skipper became the first British Iron man to go sub-8hr after finishing in second and Daniela Ryf came within touching distance of Chrissie Wellington’s Iron record time (more of which later).

It’s been the talk of the region for weeks, but Sunday 17th of July finally arrived and with it Jan Frodeno’s attempt to break Andreas Raelert’s Iron-distance world record. Raelert’s time of 7:41:33 has stood since a classic day of racing in 2011 (when Chrissie Wellington also broke the Iron record), and with calm, dry and overcast conditions gracing the Bavarian skies, Frodeno may never have had a better chance to break his compatriot’s record.