Jan Frodeno, Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador since 2016 and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Ambassador since 2010, is Germany’s top triathlete and a three-time winner of the Ironman. He brought home Olympic gold from the 2008 triathlon in Beijing and won Hawaii’s Ironman World Championship in 2015, 2016 and 2019. In the face of 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic, this standout athlete went to the starting line at home.
As in previous years, Jan Frodeno had big plans for 2020. In addition to the challenge in Roth, the Ironman on Big Island in Hawaii was again on his agenda, but then came the COVID-19 pandemic, accompanied by the lockdown in Jan’s adopted home of Girona. This was a bitter pill to swallow: no outdoor training and no competitions, with all of them being cancelled until further notice.