Ditlev beats Frodeno’s triathlon world record by almost eleven minutes

Magnus Ditlev breaks Jan Frodeno’s world record at the triathlon long-distance classic in Roth. The Dane completes the 3.86 kilometers of swimming, 180.2 kilometers of cycling and 42.2 kilometers in 7:24:40 hours, making him almost eleven minutes faster than Frodeno in 2016.

Magnus Ditlev won the triathlon classic in Roth in record time and, like a year ago, relegated two-time Hawaii world champion Patrick Lange to second place. The Dane needed 7:24:40 hours in a remarkably fast race on Sunday.

Ditlev wins ahead of Lange in Roth

Ditley undercut Jan Frodeno’s Roth record from 2016 (7:35:39) by almost eleven minutes. Lange also stayed below his compatriot’s time of 7:30:04 hours. American Ben Kanute was third.

In the triathlon scene, Frodeno’s time has so far been considered the world record, even though the Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt finished in Cozumel in 7:21:12 hours in 2021. There, however, the swimming times were far below the usual performance due to the strong current. In any case, overall best times are always difficult to classify because of the different route profiles worldwide.

Jean Harris

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