Jan Frodeno to race the Allgäu Triathlon

Running since 1983, the Allgäu Triathlon is one of Europe's oldest triathlons. Jan Frodeno will take part in the German classic for the second time this August.

| July 15, 2019 | RACES

Jan Frodeno on the run at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt.

Jan Frodeno on the run at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt.

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

It's been a great year for German tri fans to get to see one of the sport's biggest stars - after racing one of the country's classic events in Buschhütten, then competing at Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau and at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt, Jan Frodeno will be back in Germany on August 18. As he did in 2017, Frodeno will tackle the Allgäu Triathlon as he gears up for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii and celebrate his 38th birthday there.

However, this time Frodeno will not start in the middle-distance race as he did two years ago, but rather over the Olympic distance. The Allgäu Triathlon is one of the oldest triathlons in Germany, having started in 1983. It's considered one of the toughest races in Germany, with its steep and long ascents. One of the race's trademark challenges is the notorious Kuhsteig, a 300-meter-long and extremely steep trail on the run course.

Frodeno has a half-distance race planned the week before the Allgau event - he'll be competing at Ironman 70.3 Gdynia in Poland on August 11.