07.07.2017

Frodo one among 200 runners

Frodo one among 200 runners
On Friday morning Jan Frodeno went running along the channel

Friday, 6:30 am, exactly 48 hours left until the start of the first group of starters. But there are already some athletes in the water of the Main-Donau-Channel near Hilpoltstein

The sun is shining, when some 400 athletes put on their wetsuits and get into the 21 degree warm water. On Friday morning everything is still relaxed here. There is room for everyone to swim his laps. On Sunday it’s going to be pure competition. Unfortunately, during the practice, it gets cloudy and starts to rain. However, according to the forecast, this is not going to happen on Sunday.

After 2,5 hours the relaxed practice is over and there are already freighters waiting to take over the channel. But no one notices the huge ships because there he is: Jan “Frodo” Frodeno, who set a new world record last year in Roth. Today he invited everybody to an easy-paced morning run. “Training is over, today we run really easy”. He takes some 200 runners with him on the 8 km long course. Back at the starting point after 45 minutes, Frodo thanks his company with autographs and selfies. Then a quick interview with the broadcasting service “Bayerischen Rundfunk“, and then it’s on to the next appointment.

Jan Frodeno sets the pace for some 200 athletes at the channel.
Photo: TEAMCHALLENGE, Christoph Raithel

 

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