Jan Frodeno on recovery process: “Taking baby steps”

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“Alive and kicking.” Although, that’s maybe a bit too much, Jan Frodeno continues: “Let me rephrase that: alive and taking baby steps to make sure to create good movement patterns.” Two weeks ago, Frodeno announced that he’s forced to pull out of the Ironman World Championship on Hawaii due to a tough injury. Earlier this year, Frodeno already dealt with Achilles issues that saw him withdraw after the bike part at Challenge Roth, but this time it was an inflamed hip that was causing problems. Multiple surgeries were necessary to clean up the area. After three surgeries, it’s now time to go home, Frodeno says.

“The progress was good enough to be let out, and now it’s time to heal and start working towards the next step”, he explains. “A huge thanks to Dr Casper Grim and his team for taking such good care of me, as well as pulling the handbrake on roughly one second before it was too late. A fresh perspective, some sunlight, and a lot of hunger to get back to the top are in my luggage as I make my way home.”