Jan Frodeno Wins at Ironman 70.3 Andorra; Ashleigh Gentle Leads Women's Field

German triathlete Jan Frodeno clinches his first victory of the season at Ironman 70.3 Andorra, as Ashleigh Gentle dominates the women's race.

Jan Frodeno Wins at Ironman 70.3 Andorra; Ashleigh Gentle Leads Women's Field

Why it matters: Multiple Ironman World Champion, Jan Frodeno, returns to the winner's podium in Ironman 70.3 Andorra, marking a comeback for the veteran German athlete.

Setting the pace: Coming in off a big week of training, Frodeno claimed his first victory of the season, despite stiff competition from fellow German athlete Jonas Schomburg. In the professional women's field, Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) led throughout, clinching her victory despite a challenging run course.

What they're saying:

  • Jan Frodeno: "It's been a long time since I won a race, it's been a tough time. But people here in Andorra have welcomed me with open arms."
  • Ashleigh Gentle: "It's a great race, but a hard race. I knew what I was in for, but still, it was hard. I kind of lost the rhythm but managed to control and I am happy to be at this finish line."

By the numbers:

  • Jan Frodeno – 04:25:47
  • Jonas Schomburg – 04:28:39
  • Jordi Montraveta Moya – 04:32:50
  • Ashleigh Gentle – 04:59:32
  • Emma Pallant-Browne – 05:06:06

Between transition: The race saw significant competition, with short course specialist Schomburg setting the early pace. However, Frodeno’s experience and training paid off in the end, allowing him to overtake Schomburg during the run.

Through time: This victory marks a significant moment for Frodeno, given his recent underperformances. His previous win dates back to 2021, making this a remarkable return to form.

The bottom line: Frodeno’s victory at Ironman 70.3 Andorra is a testament to his resilience, demonstrating that perseverance and training can turn the tide, even for a seasoned athlete facing a challenging period in his career.