ZWIFT TRI BATTLE

ZWIFT TRI BATTLE Royale on 18th of July 2021, Allgäu, Germany

ZWIFT TRI BATTLE

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ZWIFT TRI BATTLE Royale on 18th of July 2021, Allgäu, Germany
The Ultimate Triathlon Battle - Three-time Ironman® World Champion Jan Frodeno and
multiple Ironman® Champion Lionel Sanders to go head-to-head in ZWIFT TRI
BATTLE Royale in a HIGH LEVEL Live TV Production
German triathlete Jan Frodeno has challenged his Canadian counterpart Lionel Sanders to a head-tohead showdown in an in real life race over the long distance of 3.8km Swim; 180km Bike; and
42.2km Run. The duel, set to be held in Allgäu, will epitomise the pure essence of the sport – one
man against another. The idea of this one-of-a-kind triathlon battle was created to show THE
PERFECT Race and THE PERFECT duel.
About Jan Frodeno
Jan Frodeno is a professional German triathlete who lives and trains in Girona, Spain. Frodeno is 3 x
Ironman® World Champion (Kona, Hawaii) 2019, 2016 and 2015 and 2008 an Olympic gold medalist.
In 2016, Frodeno broke the Ironman® distance World Record by 6 minutes, setting a new record time
of 7:35:39. He is also the current Kona, Hawaii course record holder with a time of 7:51:13.
About Lionel Sanders
Lionel Sanders is a four time Ironman® Champion and 30 time Ironman® 70.3 Champion. He has won
the ITU Long Course World Championships and has finished 2nd at the Ironman® World
Championships. In 2016 he broke the Ironman® World Record in Arizona with a time of 7:44:29.
Lionel uses triathlon as an outlet to test and explore his physical and mental limits, and his mission is
to inspire others to do the same.
“This no distractions head-to-head battle is what sport is about,” says Frodeno. “I have the highest respect for
Lionel and the idea of racing him motivates me to get up every day and continue to improve; take myself to the
next level. He is the rising star of our sport. Lionel is an incredible athlete and one of my fiercest competitors.”
In this first of its kind sporting event, these two fierce rivals will battle it out in 3.8km, four lap swim in
the big lake “Alpsee”; followed by a 180km closed and fast time trial bike leg of five loops. This
incredible head-to-head battle will culminate with a 42.2km marathon of four 10.55km circuits around
the scenic landscape of Allgäu. All long distance international triathlon rules will be adhered to – no
drafting, no illegal tactics, no outside support or pacemakers.
“This event is the opportunity of a lifetime,” says Sanders. “I have spent 10 years honing my head-to-head racing
abilities. I don’t think anyone has as much experience as I do in mano-a-mano type racing. So to get the
opportunity to show my biggest strength against the best guy in the world is truly an opportunity. A victory over
Jan would likely be the highlight of my entire career.