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The curtain is about to tumble on a shapely triathlon profession for Jan Frodeno as he prepares for ‘the 2nd last dance’ at Friday’s PTO Tour US Originate in Milwaukee. The blue carpet is literally in glimpse.
The German gargantuan will flip 42 later this month, and it appears to be like he could personal correct two more races sooner than ending a profession which has introduced him Olympic gold, IRONMAN World Championship glory and 70.3 World Championship glory.
After Milwaukee comes ‘THE last dance’, in Good on September 10 when Frodeno will yell to pronounce a fourth IRONMAN World Championship title. After that, retirement beckons for this all-time gargantuan of the sport, having already revealed in August 2022 that he would quit as a legit at the end of this season.
As he prepared to jet off to Milwaukee for Friday’s showdown with Kristian Blummenfelt, Magnus Ditlev et al, Frodeno spoke of the scoot he has been on, and remembered how it started.
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Frodeno shows on unparalleled scoot
Writing in a heartfelt Instagram put up, he stated: “What a scoot it’s been. My first ever practising camp with the German national crew used to be @clublasanta in early 2002. I had no clue and proper emptied my tank at neutral noteworthy every session, looking out for to lift up with the massive guys – Daniel Unger, Andreas Raelert, Maik Petzold, Steffen Justus, Sebastian Dehmer correct to name about a.
“21 years later I receive myself on my last practising camp, in the equivalent diagram, looking out for to mosey @bsweiss_tri up the unsuitable Tabayesco climb. In any case made it to our flight – Milwaukee shuffle for the 2nd last dance.”
A fairytale Frodeno ending?
Frodeno has endured a sophisticated past 18 months with accidents robbing him of the likelihood to compete in two IRONMAN World Championships in 2022. But he returned to winning methods at IRONMAN 70.3 Andorra lately, and his well-known focal point shall be on that remaining yell for glory in Good.
If Frodeno would no longer swap his mind about retirement at the end of 2023, it does after all mean there shall be no return for him to the sport’s non secular house of Kona. The men’s IRONMAN World Championship lag will return there in 2024 with males and females now alternating every year between the ‘Immense Island’ and Good.
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