Il campionissimo tedesco Jan Frodeno ha confermato la sua partecipazione al Challenge Roth 2016 in programma il 17 luglio: vuole vincere e soprattutto stabilire la nuova migliore prestazione sulla distanza regina.

Ha vinto le Olimpiadi nel 2008 a Pechino e ha vinto lo scorso ottobre l’Ironman Hawaii. E ora Frodo vuole chiudere il cerchio e, giocando in casa, al mitico Challenge Roth vuole far segnare il nuovo primato di un triathlon full distance (3.8K di nuoto, 180K di bici, 42.2K di corsa).

«The event in Roth is a European triathlon legend, racing at CHALLENGEROTH is a highlight in every athlete’s career. I’m so excited that I can finally take my place on the Roth start line. All athletes who compete at Roth are blown away by the unique atmosphere in the triathlon-mad region of Roth and the perfect race organisation. I want to experience that for myself and I am already hugely looking forward to enjoying the famous “Challenge spirit”. It’s well known that the course in Roth is very fast. I’ll do everything to ensure my dream of the world record becomes a reality.»
– Jan Frodeno

Attualmente, il “record” appartiene a un altro grande ironman tedesco, Andreas Ralert, che proprio al Challenge Roth del 2011 vinse con l’incredibile crono di 7:41:33.

The CHALLENGEFAMILY series of triathlons features 48 full and half distance races in 27 countries around the world, including the world’s largest long distance triathlon – CHALLENGEROTH in Germany. The birthplace of the CHALLENGEFAMILY, CHALLENGEROTH now features over 5,500 athletes and 220,000 spectators and home to both world records held by Andreas Raelert (GER) and Chrissie Wellington (GBR). Since 2002, races throughout Europe, UK, Australasia, Asia, North A∀merica and South America have joined Roth. Together they provide athletes with a new experience of long distance racing with a strong focus on athlete and spectator experience, giving back to the community while respecting the legacy of sport and being committed to its continued growth. For further information on CHALLENGEFAMILY visit