Frodeno, Ryf Take IRONMAN European Championship Titles, Battle Heat

Many of the top pros gathered at the IRONMAN European Championship in Frankfurt on Sunday to test endurance levels and secure valuable Kona qualification points. The race is notoriously difficult, and athletes who do well at the technical and hot course usually do well in Kona later in the year. Here's a roundup of this weekend's action.

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Men

1. Jan Frodeno (GER) 46:02 4:08:43 2:50:49 7:49:48
2. Sebastian Kienle (GER) 50:03 4:11:07 2:56:44 8:01:39
3. Andy Boecherer (GER) 46:56 4:14:05 2:58:14 8:03:49
4. Bas Diederen (NED) 48:17 4:18:01 2:54:57 8:05:36
5. Frederick Van Lierde (BEL) 48:11 4:17:42 2:57:30 8:07:09
6. Andreas Raelert (GER) 49:58 4:24:04 2:52:05 8:09:53
7. Tyler Butterfield (BER) 48:13 4:18:08 3:15:15 8:26:25
8. Eneko Llanos (ESP) 48:21 4:17:48 3:18:34 8:29:04
9. Miquel Blanchart Tinto (ESP) 48:17 4:45:41 2:54:47 8:32:28
10. Marko Albert (EST) 48:16 4:33:35 3:13:01 8:38:40

Women

1. Daniela Ryf (SUI) 52:46 4:47:50 3:06:06 8:51:00
2. Julia Gajer (GER) 52:47 4:55:22 3:09:04 9:01:58
3. Caroline Steffen (SUI) 52:42 4:58:52 3:16:26 9:11:55
4. Sonja Tajsich (GER) 1:03:27 4:56:05 3:15:25 9:19:29
5. Ruth Brennan-Morrey (USA) 1:06:31 5:04:26 3:04:59 9:21:09
6. Kristin Moller (GER) 1:04:27 5:13:55 3:01:14 9:23:56
7. Tine Deckers (BEL) 58:20 4:58:19 3:27:18 9:28:20
8. Astrid Steinen (GER) 58:38 5:08:07 3:24:22 9:36:03
9. Tine Holst (DEN) 1:03:44 5:12:14 3:34:14 9:54:30
10. Katharina Grohmann (GER) 1:09:29 5:11:55 3:28:52 9:55:08

.@janfrodeno sets the new #IMFrankfurt course record with a 7:49:48. Splits... Swim...46:02 Bike..4:08:43 Run...2:50:49

— IRONMAN Triathlon (@IRONMANtri) July 5, 2015

I have to say #IMFrankfurt met up to its expectations. Awesome race & city. Thanks for all the support & cheers out there. They got me home!

— Tyler Butterfield (@TyButterfield) July 6, 2015

Awesome racing at #IMFrankfurt yesterday. Huge congrats to @janfrodeno & @danielaryf for spectacular performances.

— Chrissie Wellington (@chrissiesmiles) July 6, 2015

Awesome racing at #IMFrankfurt yesterday. Huge congrats to @janfrodeno & @danielaryf for spectacular performances.

— Chrissie Wellington (@chrissiesmiles) July 6, 2015

Very happy #IMFrankfurt #AwesomeAtmosphere

— Daniela Ryf (@danielaryf) July 5, 2015

5th. Not the day and result I worked for but proud I made it ?? Congrats champs and all the finishers @IRONMANEurope #IMFrankfurt #RESPECT

— Frederik Van Lierde (@fvanlierde) July 5, 2015

Smokin hot performances @IRONMANtri #IMFrankfurt congrats @janfrodeno & @danielaryf

— Mirinda Carfrae (@Mirindacarfrae) July 5, 2015

Ryf was 11th overall today on her way to becoming the IRONMAN European Champion. #IMFrankfurt @CompImagePhoto pic.twitter.com/Wk9VUrOHtg

— IRONMAN Triathlon (@IRONMANtri) July 5, 2015

Daniela Ryf came to Frankfurt and conquered heat and the tough competition. #triathlon #IMFrankfurt

A photo posted by @slowtwitch on Jul 6, 2015 at 6:38am PDT



Podium celebrations at yesterday's #imfrankfurt European Championship #imchampionship @ironmantri @ironmaneurope #triathlon #ironman #clublasanta

A photo posted by Club La Santa (@clublasanta) on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:06am PDT

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