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From press release.
Ironman and Ironman 70.3 world champion Jan Frodeno has confirmed he’ll be on the start line of the 25th annual Ironman Lanzarote, taking place in on May 21st this year at Club La Santa. Frodeno is the only athlete to have ever won an Olympic gold medal and the Ironman world championship in Kona. He was the recipient of the Laureus Action Sportsperson of the Year Award in his native Germany last week. He also announced earlier this year that he’ll go after the world record at Challenge Roth this summer.
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What a week it's been, traveling, appointments, appearances… It was really nice to let the legs do some talking on the course recon of #Roth2016 and we had a spectacular spring morning to check it out. Got straight on a plane after this to head north again before it's back to Girona to get back in the groove tomorrow. 📷 @fx_makesapicture
The island of Lanzarote will be preparing a warm welcome back to the athlete who, in the past, has enjoyed training on the fascinating island.
“I’m looking forward to heading back to my old training grounds. I’ve spent many weeks on the island, and at Club La Santa, with the German team, preparing for the summer and always enjoyed its hospitality,” he said in a press release.
Frodeno joins more than 1,800 registered athletes from over 60 countries in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. Among the pros lining up are some fast European long course athletes including France’s Romain Guillaume.