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Jan Frodeno Biography

Career Highlights

  • 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in triathlon
  • 2013 European 70.3 Championships - 2nd
  • 1st CA 70.3
  • Olympic Champion 2008
  • World Number 1 ranked
  • Multiple ITU WCS podiums and wins
  • 2x 70.3 Champion
  • ITU Team World Champion
  • National Champion
  • 5150 Winner


How did you start in your sport?
By trial and error really. Someone told me to try one when I was growing up in South Africa and once I did my first race I was hooked on triathlons.

What does a typical training day look like?
Early rise, Espresso, a little run with some drills. a snack, a swim, a nap, lunch, a ride with some efforts and possibly a run off the bike. After dinner 3-4 times a week I´ll get a massage.

What keeps you passionate about your sport?
It's a beautiful sport. We get to see great places, meet lots of people and race in some of the most exotic locations on the planet. But my passion for excellence keeps me aiming for the highest level.

What continues to drive you forward?
Kona Ironman World Championships

What made you realize you had made it?
That people tell me they remember what they did on the day of my greatest race.

Surfing, cooking, eating, traveling.