Over the weekend, in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan Frodeno (GER) took the IRONMAN European Championship in commanding fashion. For most of the race a select group stayed together; Frodeno, Patrik Nilsson, Patrick Lange, Josh Amberger and Nicolas Kastelein. Then on the run, Frodeno pulled away from his competition, running a 2:39 marathon and winning the race by seven minutes. His overall finishing time was 8:00:58. Patrick Nilsson (SWE) finished in second, and Patrick Lange (GER) came in third.
In the women’s race, Daniela Ryf (SUI) had a 30-minute lead after the bike and would cruise on the run to win the IRONMAN European Championship. She finished in a time of 8:38:44 and would be joined by Sarah True (USA) and Sarah Crowley (AUS) on the podium.
Canada’s Rachel McBride would finish sixth on the day. McBride put together an impressive swim/bike split but would fall off the pace in the run.