Leading from start to finish, Jan Frodeno has now added the Buschhütten title (one of Germany's most famous triathlon events) to his long list of accomplishments.
May 6, 2019 | RACES|
Started in 1987, the Buschhütten Triathlon is one of Germany's oldest events and has featured a German triathlon who's who of champions over the years - everyone from Jurgen Zack to Thomas Hellreigel to Lothar Leder to Sebastian Kienle has won this event.
It didn't take long for Jan Frodeno to make his mark in Buschhütten. After the 1 km pool swim (11:59) he was already ahead of defending champion, Andreas Böcherer and the runner-up in 2018 and 2016, Florian Angert.
The 40 km bike on the famous Hüttentalstraße saw Ruben Zepuntke move into the picture thanks to his 52:48 bike split, with a big chase group that included Andreas Böcherer, Jonathan Zipf and Franz Löschke forming behind. By the end of the bike Frodeno was still up by about a minute heading into the run, which was just under 10 km. Despite the technical course and pouring rain, Frodeno made it to the line in 1:38:38. A minute and a half later Böcherer took second place just seconds ahead of Ruben Zepuntke., with fourth going to Jonathan Zipf and fifth place to Franz Löschke.