2016 Ironman World Championship – Men’s Race
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Germany’s Jan Frodeno defended his Ironman World Championship title today, turning in a 48:02 swim, a 4:29:00 bike and a 2:45:34 marathon to earn his second-straight Kona victory in 8:06:30. With the win, Frodeno becomes the 10th male to win more than one Ironman World Championship in his career and the fifth male to successfully defend the world title. The last athlete to successfully defend was Craig Alexander (AUS) in 2009. Behind Frodeno, fellow German Sebastian Kienle was strong all day but had to settle for second. Patrick Lange made it an all-German podium in impressive fashion, breaking the 27-year-old run course record along the way. Read the race recap