Jan Frodeno out with injury

Not that there has been a season to speak of, but today Jan Frodeno confirmed what observers had picked up from his social posts.

The three-time Ironman World Champion is definitively out of any racing in 2020 as he heals up from injuries sustained in a bike crash descending Montseny near Barcelona with training partner Nick Kastelein.

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If you're going to get injured, 2020 is probably the year to do it. Time to rest, recuperate and then its back … to training. Happy New Year everyone 😉🥳 #frodissimo #keeponkeepingon

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Nick, who sustained a fractured pelvis, provided more context in his post.

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Pressing the restart button on 2020 after fracturing my pelvis last week during a training ride. Both @janfrodeno and I took a tumble last week descending down from Montseny near Barcelona. Jan is dealing with his wounds in the best way possible and I am laying horizontal in a bed for the next few weeks. You never realise the true support you have until something like this happens and those closest to you rally together to help out. Forever grateful!!! I do (in a strange way!) enjoy these hurdles that life gives you so I’m already itching to start the process all over again 😉 📹 @oriol_batista @canyon @ryzon_apparel @sramroad @zippspeed @quarq @yogeur.co @genprofessional @centrecenit @g_s_u_s @oakleybike @albertlorza @aneblnc @sara22_ @jessallen1993 @nikhowe @emma_snowsill @eduarddequintana @miquirueda

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While Jan is reclusive when it comes to posting about the specific details of his training, he opened up about the crash in a few posts and stories about going to hospital for scans.

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The world’s most beautiful hospital. Palm trees, friendly staff and as much as I try, I can’t avoid a trip here at least once a year for an MRI. A bike crash, simply overcooking a corner ended bad for me but worse for @nickastelein. A special thanks to @albertlorza @ferranabat and @centrecenit for getting me back in almost no time and able to bring coffee to Nick for a while :( #frodissimo

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This week's MX Endurance podcast discussed this development prior to Jan's update. We wish Jan and Nick a speedy path to recovery and fitness and hope that 2021 is a better year for racing for everyone.