Frodeno returns to Challenge Taiwan

Jan Frodeno highlights the field at Challenge Taiwan as he takes on the half-distance race, while a larger pro field is set to compete in the full-distance event at the Asia-Pacific championship of the Challenge-Family series.

| April 26, 2018 | RACES

Jan Frodeno wins the half-distance race at Challenge Taiwan in 2017.

Jan Frodeno wins the half-distance race at Challenge Taiwan in 2017.

Photo >courtesy Challenge Taiwan

After facing Lionel Sanders at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside, Jan Frodeno should have a much easier time of things in Taitung this weekend at Challenge Taiwan. Frodeno is back to defend the title he took easily last year.

“The course has some of the smoothest, fastest roads in the world, maybe second only to Roth," Frodeno said after winning last year. "And it’s got the right spirit, there’s good fans out there and the run course is really nice."

The race serves as the Challenge Asia-Pacific Championship and the full-distance race sees the return of last year's champion Fredrik Croneborg (SWE), who's stiffest competition is likely to come from Australia's Luke Bell, New Zealand's Dylan McNiece and Germany's Till Schramm. In the women's race American Alyssa Godesky and New Zealand's Julia Grant are likely to duel for the title.