Less than a week after the close of registration for all those triathletes, of any level, who want to compete this year in the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon, the organization has already confirmed the Spanish professional triathletes that will be present in this edition.
the recently olympians Mario Mola and Ainhoa Murúa head the list of Spanish triathletes who have already confirmed their presence on October 7. This list of professional triathletes will be completed in the coming days with the confirmation of the main foreign triathletes who will also compete this year in Barcelona.
Mario Mola had to conform in the last edition with the second position of the Barcelona competition after a hard sprint in the finish line that finally gave the victory to the Portuguese Joao Silva, finishing both in 1: 45: 43.
That good record of the Spaniard, 22 years old and junior world champion in 2009, already confirmed his good progress in the professional arena, something that he has consolidated throughout 2012. Mola made his debut this year in the Olympic Games, being the second youngest competitor in the entire event, and finished in 19th position.
Ainhoa Murua, for his part, will defend the title of the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon achieved last year. The Basque triathlete, at her 34 years of age, is the great reference of this discipline in our country and obtained a sensational seventh position in the last Olympic Games in London. Murua, currently in the top 10 worldwide, debuted last year in the city of Barcelona taking the victory in 1: 51: 54, ahead of Nicola Spirig, Olympic champion in London 2012.
Alarza, Routier, the Cesc brothers and Anna Godoy, Parreño, Jimenez and Vicente also confirm their attendance In addition to Mario Mola, the men's competition will also have the presence of Fernando Alarza, 21 years old, third in the 2011 edition and together with Mola the best Spanish representative of a new generation of triathletes. Alarza was proclaimed a few days ago the Absolute Triathlon Champion of Spain, a title that adds to an already prestigious record that also includes the Junior World Championship that was awarded in 2010.
Cesc Godoy, fourth in the last edition of the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon, is still the best Catalan triathlete of the moment and will try again luck in this competition that was awarded in the 2009 edition.
In the female category, Carolina Routier, a native of Banyoles, will be another of the names to follow in terms of Spanish. Routier, of 22 years of age, is also part of a new generation of triathletes that augur a good future for the representatives of our country in the coming seasons. Based in the Blume residence in Madrid, Routier was 16ª in the World Cup competition held this year in her hometown.
The young Anna Godoy, of 20 years, surprised in the last edition with the fourth place achieved in the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon. With the aim of consolidating this good progression and improving, if possible, that great square, Anna has prepared this appointment as one of the most important of its annual calendar.
Other outstanding triathletes of the national panorama like Albert Parreño, Marta Jimenez and Oscar Vicente will also be this year at the starting line.
Next day 23, registration closes The Garmin Barcelona Triathlon is already the third triathlon with the highest participation in all of Europe and the most important in the Spanish state. In it it is possible to compete in Super Sprint, Sprint and Olympic distances, and last year it welcomed more than 6000 competitors of all kinds of levels, from professionals to beginners.