Jan Frodeno targets Andreas Raelert record at Challenge Roth 2016

    Posted On Apr 21 2016

      Germany’s Jan Frodeno announced this week his goal for Challenge Roth 2016, at the event that is considered the fatest Full Distance course in the world, Frodeno plans to beat the time of 7h41:33 from Andreas Raelert in 2011

      Luise Köstler/Challenge Roth

      Luise Köstler/Challenge Roth

      The Olympic champion received the Laureus awards this week, won every race he participated in 2015, including the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Frodo is also the only triathlete to ever win the Olympics and Ironman Hawaii, the two most important events in the triathlon world.

       

      His best ironman time was in Frankfurt 2015 with 7:51:28, that’s the seventh best time ever across the distance. Roth, on the 17th of July will be another opportunity for the German to write his name once again in the triathlon history book.

       

      His task won’t be easy, other than several world class competitors racing Roth, the standing record is extremely fast, Raelert swam 3.8km in 00:46:18 (1’12″/100m); 4:11:32 in 180km bike (43km/h); and  2:40:52 for the marathon (3’49″/km).  But if there is anyone on the planet right now capable of beating that time, that is Jan Frodeno.

       

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