Daniela Ryf and Jan Frodeno had their own mini-duel at the iconic Allgäu triathlon, with Ryf getting to the line just ahead.
August 22, 2017 | NEWS|
The defending Ironman world champions staged their own duel this weekend at the iconic Allgäu Triathlon, Germany's oldest triathlon. The event is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year (it started in 1983) and consists of a 1.9 km swim, a challenging 84 km bike course and a 20 km run.
The women left 15 minutes ahead of the men, setting up the battle between the Ironman World Champions - Daniela Ryf and Jan Frodeno. Ryf finished the race in 4:03:35, which got her to the line a couple of minutes ahead of Frodeno, who clocked 3:49:55. Ryf ended up finishing over 20 minutes ahead of the next women's competitor, while Frodeno enjoyed a 12-minute margin on the men's side.
For Ryf the event serves as a nice tune up for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Frodeno has chosen to skip that race in order to focus on Kona.