Jan Frodeno, Skye Moench Earn Victories on Sweltering Day at Ironman Frankfurt
Germany’s Jan Frodeno and the United States’ Skye Moench claimed the Ironman European Championship wins on Sunday in Frankfurt in the midst of a heat wave where race-day temperatures exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Frodeno battled back and forth with fellow German Sebastian Kienle through much of the day, but ultimately put together a 47:12 swim, a 4:20:14 bike, and a 2:43:57 marathon to take the victory in an impressive 7:56:02 finish. Moench came off of the bike with fellow American Sarah True, but quickly fell behind with a slightly slower pace. True led for most of the marathon, but was struggling with the conditions and had to be pulled off the course with less than a mile to go. Moench inherited the lead and earned the victory in 9:15:31.
Ironman European Championships Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany – July 2, 2019
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run
1. Jan Frodeno (GER) 7:56:02
2. Sebastian Kienle (GER) 8:00:01
3. Franz Loeschke (GER) 8:17:24
1. Skye Moench (USA) 9:15:31
2. Imogen Simmonds (SUI) 9:26:01
3. Jen Annett (CAN) 9:36:25
Enjoy images from the exciting day of racing below.