Jan Frodeno smashed the previous record, clocking a 45:22 swim, 4:09:22 bike and 2:40:35 run to set a new world record of 7:35:39.

Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
Defending two-time Ironman world champion Jan Frodeno holds the current iron-distance world record—a 7:35:39 posted this year at Challenge Roth. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.
Jan Frodeno's Record-Breaking Day In Roth
The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race Champions, but beginning to end, the focus was on Jan Frodeno and his World Record attempt Andreas Reeler’s 2011 time of 7:41:33. Jan’s relaxed nature showed how well he had prepared. From gun, Jan took control of the race, never looking back and leaving the others to race for a podium position.

The 2016 Challenge Roth had representation from 72 countries including 3,300 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, as well as both returning 2015 race champions, but from beginning to end, the focus was on German Jan Frodeno and his world record attempt. Since Frodeno announced he was competing in the race in February, he has made no secret of the fact that he would be attempting to break the record for fastest iron-distance race. The previous 7:41:33 was established by fellow German Andreas Raelert at the 2011 Challenge Roth race.

The 2015 Ironman world champion showed his preparation, staying calm from the start and taking control early on in the race. Ultimately he smashed the record, clocking a 45:22 swim, 4:09:22 bike, and 2:40:35 run to set a new world record of 7:35:39. See images from Frodeno’s race above.

All images are copyright Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/Triathlete Magazine.