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Curiosities of the Ironman Lanzarote 2017

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We have compiled some curious and interesting data that have happened in the XXVI edition of La Santa Ironman Lanzarote

- The Belgian Bart Aernouts took the victory with a time of 8: 34: 13 staying less than 4 'to beat the German record Timo Brach of 2011 that is from 8: 30: 34. For now, no one has ever come down from 8h30min in this legendary race

- The winner Lucy Charles pulverized the record of the cycling sector leaving time in 5: 23: 29

- Saleta Castro he made his best time in Lanzarote with 10: 11: 45 despite suffering a mechanical breakdown that made him lose time. The Galician became the youngest PRO triathlete to be finisher 5 times, with less than 30 years and also has always ended up in top7 positions.

- After spending some time without competing due to injuries, Peru Alfaro He returned in a big way getting a very great 4 position

- Patricia Bueno debuted in the PRO category achieving a meritorious 10ª place.

- The Spaniards of the 35-39 category they had a huge performance with 8 top10.

- In total there was more than 21.000 people from 117 countries that followed the competition for the official website.

- 1.358 finishers had the Ironman of Lanzarote

- Santiago Moralejo, triathlete winner of the Triathlon News inscription thanks to the contest of Skechers he had a brilliant performance being 2º in his age group, 18-24 years.

- There was representation of 50 countries, being Spain the one that more triathletes contributed with 536

- The Mexican triathlete Diego Polino ran the Ironman Marathon "reverse" being the first triathlete to perform this sector "on his back" in an Ironman.

- Fatima Sanchez, one of the pioneers who takes more than 20 years in the triathlon and who was 5ª elite in the Campeoanto de España de Posadas in 1996 competed in his first Lanzarote Ironman finishing the race.

- And to end as usual, to quote the "6 6 people" who have the records of participation in the Ironman Lanzarote. In the male category Albert Corveleinj achieved his 22º finisher in Lanzarote, Carmleo Ruiz 21º and Amedeo Bonfanti he did it for 20º joining the "20 club" .. In women, Ingrid Arning finalized his 9º IM of Lanzarote. Inés Hernandez seven times finisher had to retire and Susana Román He "tied" it, finishing for the seventh time.

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Photos: Diego Santamaria / Club La Santa

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