Frodeno dominates at Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau

After starting his season with a short-course win, Jan Frodeno continued his winning ways at Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau with a huge win.

| June 3, 2019 | NEWS

Jan Frodeno was unstoppable in Kraichgau.

Jan Frodeno was unstoppable in Kraichgau.

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There was no stopping Jan Frodeno at Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau as he quickly worked his way to the front on the bike and never looked back.

The swim started with a little surprise because it wasn't Frodeno who led the way out of the water, but rather Würzburg-based 2008 Olympic swimmer Lukasz Wojt who led the way in 21:57. Behind him was a larger group led by Austrian Alexander Gräf, who came out of the water alongside Frodeno in 22:40. Also in the group were Irishman Chris Mintern, along with Germans Markus Rolli and Franz Löschke.

Frodeno quickly moved to the front of the race and never looked back as Löschke dropped back a few positions because of technical problems with his bike.

Thanks to his 2:14:57 bike split, Frodeno extended his lead to more than three and a half minutes into T2. Behind him were Lukasz Wojt and Markus Rolli.

During the half marathon, Frodeno showed quickly that he was a level above the rest of his competition. He increased his lead over the first two-thirds of the race to more than eleven minutes. At that point Wojt was still in second place with Patrick Dirksmeier just a few minutes behind.

Frodeno cruised to the win in 3:53:06 after posting a 1:12:09 spit.

The fight for the rest of the podium positions was more exciting. Dirksmeier was still in third place behind Wojt with two kilometers to go, but made the pass and, thanks to a 1:16:39 run split and a total time of 4:05:56 hours. Wojt followed a few seconds later in 4:06:24 hours and a 1:21:02 run split. Fourth and fifth place went to Dominik Sowieja (4:09:45 hours) and Felix Hentschel (4:10:46 hours).

Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau | Men

June 2, 2019 | Bad Schönborn, Germany

Name

Country

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1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Jan Frodeno

GER

3:53:06

22:40

2:14:57

1:12:09

2

Patrick Dirksmeier

GER

4:05:56

22:41

2:23:14

1:16:39

3

Lukasz Wojt

GER

4:06:24

21:57

2:19:05

1:21:02

4

Dominik Sowieja

GER

4:09:45

26:21

2:24:19

1:15:32

5

Felix Hentschel

GER

4:10:46

27:50

2:22:35

1:16:32

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