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Jan Frodeno to do Ironman in his back garden

On Easter Saturday Ironman World Champ Jan Frodeno will complete an Ironman-distance triathlon at his home in Spain, a country that has been hit hard by coronavirus.

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He will be swimming the 3.8km in his in-home pool, which is equipped with a counter-current system. Then Jan will get onto his roller trainer for the 180 km bike course, before running the marathon on his treadmill.

You can accompany Jan and his “tri at home” online and even have the opportunity to take a virtual ride along with him as he completes the bike course.

You can even win a day training with the famous champ and bid in auctions that will be raising money for projects in Germany and Spain.

“I’m always training for an Ironman taking place somewhere, but since there won’t be any taking place in the foreseeable future, I’m now organising one for myself at home,” says Frodeno.

“We already thought of this idea a few weeks ago when things slowly started taking shape here in Spain and it became clear that the situation was really getting serious. In the beginning it was actually just a crackpot idea, with me thinking: ‘If I can’t do my race, I’ll just do it at home.’ Then we thought more about how and why we should actually do this: It’s certainly not about showing off. I just want to attract attention in order to raise money. I want to use this event to support those who are currently doing the competition in the hospitals day in and day out.

“The best way to support me is to help the named charities through donations or to participate in our auctions so that we can raise as much money as possible together. If you want to accompany me live, you can do so using the stream we will be offering. Those who have the ‘Zwift’ training platform at home can also accompany me virtually and help me to quickly reach my goal – with the time and speed of the event not having highest priority for a change.

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“On www.viprize.org/Frodeno, we will hold raffles for products and ‘money can’t buy’ events, and the proceeds will also be included in the big basket of donations.

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“Mercedes-Benz is announcing my project on all its channels and offers interesting prizes at the auction.”

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