Jan Frodeno wins Ironman World Championship

Jan Frodeno became the first Olympic champion to win the Ironman World Championship with a dominating triumph in Hawaii.


The German, who had already won the Ironman European title in Frankfurt in July and the World 70.3 crown in August, confirmed his status as the best long-distance triathlete in the world by posting a time of 8:14:40, 3:03mins  ahead of Andreas Raelert, with Tim O’Donnell in third.

“Thank you all for your amazing support,” Frodeno, 34, who finished third on debut last year, said at the finish. “I’m sorry to take the title from an American again, but I’m glad TO [O’Donnell] didn’t have any garlic last night as he was breathing down my neck all day. I’m over the moon, what a race.