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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.