Jan Frodeno is a German professional triathlete who has enjoyed a very successful professional career at various levels of the sport. He began competing as a swimmer at the age of 15 in Cape Town, South Africa, where he grew up for part of his childhood. While swimming was his favorite past time as a child, after watching the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Frodeno found his new passion and eventual career in the sport of triathlon.
After competing in a few triathlons in his then home of South Africa, Frodeno returned to his birthplace in Europe to compete in the German League as an amateur. After experiencing much success, including a silver medal at the 2004 U-23 World Championships, Frodeno decided to turn professional and race on the ITU World Cup circuit.
The German followed suit and experienced plenty of success competing in the ITU Olympic distance events before earning a spot on the German Olympic Team for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Frodeno would win the gold medal in Beijing, one of his most outstanding accomplishments to date.
He returned to the World Cup circuit for a bit of time, before retiring from the Olympic distance and focusing more long distance racing. Frodeno has won numerous events at the Ironman 70.3 level and states winning the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii as his ultimate goal.
On a personal side, Frodeno is married to fellow 2008 Olympic Triathlon Champion, Emma Snowsill of Australia and the couple resides in Girona for most of the year where Frodeno trains full time.
- 2x IRONMAN World Champion
- 2015 – 1st, IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships
- 2014 – 3rd, IRONMAN World Championships
- 2013 – 2nd, IRONMAN 70.3 European Championships
- 2008 – Gold Medal, Beijing Olympics Triathlon
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