After Ironman Cozumel where Ivan Raña it has been third, it has been disputed the Ironman Arizona, where they were on the starting line Eneko Llanos , Victor del Corral , winners of the test in 2011 and 2013 respectively in addition to Clemente Alonso and his brother Patrick .
Eneko Plains is your 2018 IRONMAN Arizona champion in a time of 8: 04.24!
- IRONMAN Triathlon (@IRONMANTR) 18 November 2018
Eneko with one comeback in the foot race of more than 5 minutes Eneko LLanos has achieved victory in the race and will be able to compete forEighth time that I participated in the Ironman of Hawaii. Clemente Alonso who has also performed a spectacular test finishes in second place and due to the number of professionals who have competed would be virtually qualified for Kona.
The test that began at 7:40 local time did it with the 3,8 km of swimming where Nicholas Granet came out in the lead along with a group of 8 triathletes in 13 seconds where Eneko Llanos and Clemente Alonso were. Victor del Corral and Patrick Alonso left together at 5:27 from the head of the race
In the first kilometers of the cycling sector a trio was formed with Eneko Llanos, Andreas Dreitz, Phillip Graves followed 30 seconds later by another group where Clemente Alonso was. Little by little Dreitz was distancing himself getting a 2-minute lead in the passage through kilometer 90 of the sector over Tj Tollakson. Eneko passed through that point third at 5:16 from the head of the race with Graves, Dekker and Clemente Alonso.
In the final part Tollakson caught up with Dreitz getting off at the T2 together. Clemente Alonso was third to get off the bike to 5: 05 with Eneko Llanos who arrived a few seconds later with Graves. Patrick Alonso was 9º to 11 minutes while Victor del Corral went down in the 14ª position to 17 minutes of the head of the race
In the 42 kilometers of the marathon we could see an exciting race where in a Tollakson and Dreitz were leaving and reaching each other to go through the half marathon together with only 58 seconds ahead of Eneko Llanos who came very strong from behind positions. Clemente passed room to 3: 15.
Little by little Eneko continued cutting differences to reach to Tollakson that was leader in the km 24 to pass him with force and to leave alone.
Finally Eneko Llanos He continued to increase his lead to win with a time of 8:04:24. Behind Clemente Alonso He was cutting time to the North American, reaching him at km 35 to finally reach the finish line second with a time of 08:08:14. Tj Tollakson entered third in goal.
Also highlight the great career of Patrick Alonso that finished in the seventh position. Víctor del Corral finally retired in the foot race
With today's victory add up your second victory in Arizona , after those of 2011, where it became the Spanish first in download of 8 hours. This victory gives him the direct place to compete in the Hawaii Ironman, which would mean his 13th participation in the test.
Clemente with the second place, gets the place virtually until the official confirmation, since due to the number of participants that have taken the exit, there were additional 2 slots.
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