Jan Frodeno to go for world record in Roth

Ironman world champion Jan Frodeno has announced he is going to try and beat the world record in July

Jan Frodeno © Felix Rüdiger

Beijing Olympic gold medalist and reigning Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno wants another title this year, the full distance triathlon world record holder, and has declared he will attempt to achieve this at DATEV Challenge Roth.

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The current world record of 7:41:33 was set by Andreas Raelert at Challenge Roth in 2011. 

“The event in Roth is a European triathlon legend and racing at Challenge Roth is a highlight in every athlete’s career,” he says.

“It’s well known that the course is very fast, and i’ll do everything to ensure my dream of the world record becomes a reality.”

Event organiser, Felix Walchshöfer, says:  “I am absolutely thrilled. For us it is a huge joy and also an honour to have the world’s best triathletes race with us. The eyes of the triathlon world will be on DATEV Challenge Roth in 2016 and perhaps we will see triathlon history written once again.” 

DATEV Challenge Roth, in Germany, takes place on 17 July

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