After sitting out of the 2022 VinFast Ironman World Championship due to injury, Jan Frodeno has announced his highly anticipated 2023 Ironman race calendar on his Instagram. Frodeno will be competing in the Ironman 70.3 Oceanside in April, followed by the Ironman European Championship Hamburg in June, and aiming to secure his fourth Ironman World Championship title in Nice, France in September.
The Big Picture: Frodeno's return to the sport after his injury is highly anticipated, and his presence in the Ironman European Championship Hamburg will draw attention from other talented athletes looking for a statement win.
This year's event will be the first time the professional men will compete for the title of Ironman European Champion in Hamburg, and Frodeno, a three-time winner of the Ironman European Championship Frankfurt, is no stranger to the title.
Additionally, the Ironman World Championship will be taking place in Europe for the first time in the event's history, with Nice, France serving as the host city.
What They Are Saying: In his Instagram video, Frodeno expressed excitement and anticipation for the upcoming races, commenting on the challenge of the VinFast Ironman World Championship's 2400 metres of climbing and his eagerness to see what other talented athletes will bring to the table.
Context: Frodeno's race schedule comes after sitting out of the 2022 VinFast Ironman World Championship due to injury. With 2023 potentially being his last year at a competitive level in the sport, Frodeno will be looking to win both the Ironman European Championship and the Ironman World Championship one last time.