six Spaniards have managed to lose 8 hours in distance Ironman, Iván Raña, Víctor del Corral, Eneko Llanos, Javier Gómez Noya, Gustavo Rodríguez and Pedro Andújar.
The Galician Ivan Frog He has "the best Spanish brand" in an Ironman distance triathlon, he achieved it in 2014, in Klagenfurt (Austria) with a time of 7:48:43, which places him as the 11th fastest triathlete in IM of all time at that time.
The second position is for Víctor del Corral with 7:53:12 achieved in the Florida Ironman and the third place in this "unofficial" ranking would be for Javier Gómez Noya, that in his debut in the distance he stopped the clock in a time of 7:56:38.
Finally we must also quote Eneko Plains, fourth Spanish triathlete and first to break the 8-hour barrier. It was in 2011 at the Arizona Ironman and in 2019 he has achieved his best time at the IRONMAN Vitoria
The 10 best Spanish times in IRONMAN
|1||7:48:43||Iva Raña||IM Austria 2014|
|2||7:53:12||Víctor del Corral||IM Florida 2013|
|3||7:55:16||Eneko Llanos||IM Vitoria 2019|
|4||7:56:38||Javier Gómez Noya||IM Cairns 2018|
|5||7:59:25||Gustavo Rodríguez||IM Kalmar 2019|
|6||7:59:48||Pedro Andújar||IM Kalmar 2019|
|7||8:00:42||Clemente Alonso||IM Arizona 2014|
|8||8:02:03||Miquel Blanchart||IM Barcelona 2017|
|9||8:11:36||Hektor Llanos||IM Frankfurt 2008|
|10||8:15:30||Richard Calle||CH Barcelona 2013|
Eneko together with Ivan Frog They are the only ones who have dropped 2 times from 8h in Ironman. Eneko is also the Spanish with the most sub 8h20. If the ranking was only of brands in Ironman possibly Eneko would have 5 or 6 of the best times.
We should also quote that Javier Gómez Noya is so far "the best newcomer" in Spanish Ironman distance, the only one to do so under 8 hours in the past Ironman of Cairns
On the other hand, mention that the best brand on Spanish soil corresponds to Miquel Blanchart, with 8:02:03 achieved at the Ironman in Barcelona last year.
To conclude, we want to invite readers if there is any error in the ranking and we are missing a triathlete who do not hesitate to write to us to solve it, since there are many races and many athletes. Thank you.
NOTE: When talking about "Best times" in triathlon, whether it is short, medium or long distance, we must always keep in mind that in our sport the distances are not approved as it is an Olympic swimming pool, a velodrome, an athletics track or an approved road race, therefore, is not correct to speak in terms of "world record" or the like. The end of the following article is merely informative since many of our readers like to know who are the "fastest" triathletes
Photo Iván Raña: www.galiciaunica.es
Photo by Víctor del Corral: JA Vargas
Photo Javier Gómez Noya: Communication Noya
Fot Eneko Plains: Ironman