Jan Frodeno, one of the best triathletes in history, prepares for his 'penultimate dance' at the US Open on the PTO Tour in Milwaukee.
This event marks the beginning of the end of a successful 21-year career
Frodeno has been a figurehead in triathlon for many years, with a list of accomplishments that includes a olympic Gold, IRONMAN and 70.3 World Championships among many other victories.
After Milwaukee, Frodeno will head to Nice on September 10 for his 'last dance', where he will attempt to claim a fourth World Championship title.
After that, retirement awaits this great athlete, who already revealed in August 2022 that he would retire as a professional at the end of this season.
In an emotional post on Instagram, Frodeno reflected on his journey:
"What a journey it has been. My first training camp with the German national team was at Club La Santa in early 2002.
I had no idea and just emptied my tank practically every session, trying to keep up with the greats: Daniel Unger, Andreas Raelert, Maik Petzold, Steffen Justus, Sebastian Dehmer to name a few.
21 years later, I find myself in my last Training Camp, in the same place, trying to follow Bradley Weiss on the infamous Tabayesco climb. We finally made it to our flight – headed for Milwaukee for the penultimate dance."
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Milwaukee, the host city for the US Open, is known for its rich brewing history and impressive architecture.