Jan Frodeno to race Challenge Roth next year
Ironman world champion and Iron-record holder Jan Frodeno to be on the start line at 2020 DATEV Challenge Roth
After his triumphant third victory at Ironman Hawaii in October, triathlon legend Jan Frodeno has announced he will return to Challenge Roth on 5 July 2020.
Jan Frodeno last raced Roth in 2016, when he not only convincingly won the race, but also set a new Iron-distance world record time of 7:35:39 which remains unbeaten.
“There’s no race like Roth anywhere else in the world, Frodeno says. "The great backdrop with hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic fans, the over 35-year history of this legendary race, all of this completely thrills me. But above all, I assume that there will once again be a very strong field at DATEV Challenge Roth. I just find it exciting to measure myself against the best in the world. I need the challenge."
Organiser Felix Walchshöfer said: “We have worked a lot with Jan Frodeno since 2016, and I am proud and delighted that he decided to race again at DATEV Challenge Roth. I know his need to duel with the world's best triathletes and I am sure we can offer him this world-class field in 2020.
"We will announce our pro field in a few weeks. There will be some surprises. But first of all I'm really happy about Jan's commitment and his passionate statement for Roth. For me this really is the best Christmas present!"