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Some 200 registered for the third edition of the Ocean Lava triathlon that starts in Puerto del Carmen

The waters of the Playa Grande of Puerto del Carmen will be the starting place at eight o'clock in the morning of Saturday 8 in September of the third edition of the Ocean Lava Lanzarote Triathlon, organized by the company Kenneth Gasque Island Sports Events with the collaboration of the City Council of Tías and other institutions and companies.

The test, which this year will have two distances, already registered around 200, as explained at the Hotel San Antonio by Kenneth Gasque himself. The first one, reserved only for the individual category, will cover the equivalent of a quarter of the distance of the Ironman, that is, 950 meters by swimming, 45 kilometers by bicycle and 10.55 kilometers by foot.

The second, in which in addition to the individual category will also include the relay team, will cover the equivalent of half the distance of the Ironman: 1,9 kilometers of swimming, 90 kilometers of bicycle and 21,1 kilometers of running.

In both cases the cyclist test will cover the municipalities of Tías, Tinajo and Yaiza; while the race on foot will pass in a circuit with beginning and finish in the Avenue of the Beaches of Puerto del Carmen.

The presentation ceremony of the Ocean Lava was attended by the mayor of Tías, José Francisco Hernández, who highlighted "the importance of both this municipality and Puerto del Carmen to host a test of these characteristics that contributes, given its international projection , to enhance their status as privileged tourist destinations ".

In fact, among the participants is the presence of the German Thomas Hellriegel winner several times both the Ironman of Hawaii and the Lanzarote.

Another prominent participant will be the Lanzarote native Tamar González, who took advantage "to make an appeal to young people, so that they do not get lost along the way and encourage themselves to participate in such wonderful events that the Island is celebrated like this one".

The act of presentation also counted with the councilors of Sports and Tourism of the City council of Tías, Yolanda García and Nerea Santana, respectively; as well as with the director of the test, Gustavo Cruz.

Source: diariodelanzarote.com

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