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Jan Frodeno of Germany and Daniela Ryf of Switzerland both successfully defended their Kona crowns on the Big Island of Hawaii in 2016 and will be back in Kona this month to go for the three-peats. Before turning our attention to this year’s race, we’re looking back on 2016 when, as always, there were several stories that contributed to the final results. These are the 12 stories that shaped the professional races at the 2016 Ironman World Championship.
By Chris Foster, Liz Hichens and Bethany Mavis