Photos: Jan Frodeno Sets New Iron-Distance World Record, Tops Lionel Sanders in Battle Royale

The Battle Royale between superstars Jan Frodeno and Lionel Sanders lived up to its much-acclaimed promise of high stakes, high drama, and high emotion this past weekend. In the two-man head-to-head iron-distance race in Allgäu, Germany, the Olympic gold medalist and three-time Ironman world champion Frodeno emerged the victor, breaking the finish-line tape at 7 hours, 27 minutes, and 53 seconds, breaking his own previous world record of 7:35:39 set at Challenge Roth in 2016. Sanders finished the Battle Royale in 7:43:28, also beating his previous personal best.

The dramatic race was heightened further by the backdrop, with thick clouds on the swim that turned to pouring rain on the bike leg. These stunning shots, captured by Zwift, who sponsored the event, show an intensity befitting the record-breaking day.

Read the full race recap here.