Frodeno victorious

KAILUA-KONA: Germany’s Jan Frodeno won the Ironman World Championship on Saturday, pulling away in the bike leg in scorching conditions for his first victory in the event. The 34-year-old Frodeno completed the 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike leg and marathon run in 8 hours, 14 minutes, 40 seconds. He was second after the swim and took the lead for good 95 miles into the bike leg. Frodeno finished the swim in 50:50, the bike ride in 4:27:28 and the run in 2:52:22. Germany’s Andreas Raelert was second, and American Timothy O’Donnell finished third. Daniela Ryf of Switzerland won the women’s race for her first Ironman title. Ryf was among the first women out of the water and finished in 8:57:57, more than 12 minutes ahead of second-place Rachel Joyce of Britain. Liz Blatchford of Australia was third in 9:14:52.