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Frodeno heads back to Roth

Three-time Ironman world champion Jan Frodeno will return to the site of his world-record performance on July 5, 2020.

He told us he would be back to race next year and now we’ll have a chance to see if he can lower his world-best 7:35:39 from 2016 as Jan Frodeno returns to Challenge Roth next year.

Jan Frodeno winning Challenge Roth in 2016 with a time of 7:35:39.

As he did before setting a new course record in Kona earlier this year, Frodeno says that he’s not after a record.

“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.”

We caught up with Frodeno after his record-setting day in Kona, where he confirmed that retirement was not in the cards:

Both Frodeno and the organizers at Roth say he’ll be facing a tough field this year, but the rest of the pro field has yet to be announced.