Jan Frodeno is out of the Ironman World Championship

A stress fracture hi his hip will keep Jan Frodeno out of the Ironman World Championship this year.

| September 12, 2018 | NEWS

After a huge win at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, Jan Frodeno has been forced to pull out of the Ironman World Championship because of a stress fracture.

After a huge win at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, Jan Frodeno has been forced to pull out of the Ironman World Championship because of a stress fracture.

Photo >Silke Insel / spomedis

The line between success and defeat in sport can be very tight. No one is more aware of that then two-time Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno, who announced this morning via Instagram that he can not start in Hawaii because of a stress fracture in the sacroiliac joint of his hip.

"The highs and lows of sport have never been so close for me," Frodeno wrote in the post. "Winning the world title last week and being sidelined for the season the next ... Just a reminder to all of us that success never comes in a straight line."

Photo >Screenshot Instagram / janfrodeno

A stellar year of racing

This season Frodeno had enjoyed impressive results, topping all of his Kona rivals at some point during the year. It all began with a big win over Lionel Sanders at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside. He followed that up with two wins over defending Ironman world champion Patrick Lange at Kraichgau and then the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt. He followed that all up with a huge win over fellow Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee and long-time rival Javier Gomez at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in South Africa, proving he was at the top of his game.