Today the first edition of the IRONMAN Vitoria with the presence of some of the best Spanish professionals in the long distance such as Eneko Llanos, Alejandro Santamaría, Miquel Blanchart, Carlos López, Judith Corachán or Judith Brito among others.
The test has counted on More than 2.000 triathletes, a record, in one of the tests where triathlon is most experienced in our country.
It all started at 8:20 in the morning with the start in the lake of Ullibarri-Gamboa with the 3,8 km swim. The first to emerge from the water was Josh Amberger followed by Carlos López or Peru Alfaro at 1:17. Eneko Llanos started 5th at 1:25, Miquel Blanchart 6th at 7:23 and Alejandro Santamaría 12th at 12:32.
In the 180 km of cycling, Amberger was in the lead until km 60 where he was reached by Eneko Llanos, Antony Costes and Peru Alfaro. At that point Carlos López was fifth but already at 14 minutes, Miquel Blanchart 6º to 15 and Alejandro Santamaría 11º more than 22 from the head of the race.
From there, they imposed a strong rhythm to leave Alfaro off the hook, leaving the trio alone, passing through the middle of the segment with a 2:11 advantage.
The head trio increased their advantage to reach T2 with an 11-minute advantage over Peru Alfaro who got off the bike fourth. At this point Carlos López was 5th (at 20:40), Miquel Blanchart sixth (20:47), Santiago Martínez Torres 8th (at 27:51), Sergio Bolado 10th (at 31:52) and Alejandro Santamaría 11th (at 32 : 04).
Already in the first moments of the foot race we saw a motivated Eneko Llanos with a strong rhythm leaving his teammates on the run. At the 4,4 kilometer race, he already led Antony Costes with 56 seconds and Josh Amberger with 1:03.
Eneko little by little continued to increase his advantage by going through the half marathon with a 3:47 advantage over Amberger and 11:32 over Peru Alfaro, who was already third. Miquel Blanchart passed in fourth position 20 'from the head of the race, Carlos López 5th at 25'. Alejandro Santamaría, with a faster pace than the ones in front, was climbing positions, passing sixth to 6 'from Carlos.
At km 36 he was already passing with an 8:35 advantage over Amberger, with times of trying to lose 8 hours in the test. Peru Alfaro was still in third position passing 12 'and at 3:30 of second place. Miquel passed fourth 10 'from Alfaro
Finally Eneko Llanos He continued to expand his lead to win the first edition of the test with a time of 7:55:16 down 8 hours.
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The times of Eneko Llanos
Eneko has employed 48:11 in completing the 3,8 km of swimming (average of 1:16 100 / meter), 4:16:15 (average of 42 ,, 14 km / h) in doing the 180 km of cycling and 2:46.51 in doing the 42,2 km of running race (average of 3: 58)
In second position has arrived Josh Amberger (8: 06: 55) followed by Peru Alfaro (8: 08: 02) third. Miquel Blanchart (8: 19: 39) has been fourth. Carlos Lopez (8: 27: 20) fifth and Alejandro Santamaría (8: 30: 15) sixth.
Men's 10 Top
1 Plains, Eneko (ESP) 07: 55: 16
2 Amberger, Josh (AUS) + 11: 39 08: 06: 55
3 Alfaro, Peru (ESP) + 12: 46 08: 08: 02
4 Blanchart Red, Miquel (ESP) + 24: 23 08: 19: 39
5 Lopez Diaz, Carlos (ESP) + 32: 04 08: 27: 20
6 Santamaria, Alejandro (ESP) + 34: 59 08: 30: 15
7 Quintans Dominguez, Kristian (ESP) + 38: 12 08: 33: 28
8 Martinez Torres, Santiago (ESP) + 40: 08 08: 35: 24
9 Bolado Noriega, Sergio (ESP) + 52: 24 08: 47: 40
10 Verbeke, Bert (BEL) + 54: 34 08: 49: 50
Jackson wins the women's event with a great Judith Corachán third
In the Women's event the first to come out of the water was Judith Corachán with a 58-second advantage over Nina Derron and 3:35 over Heather Jackson. Ruth Brito was fourth at 3:47.
Already on the bike, Judith increased her advantage to pass the 52 kilometer race with 1:54 over Derron and more than 4 over Jackson, although soon after she had to stop 5 minutes due to a penalty, losing the first position in the race.
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In passing through the middle of the segment, Derron passed first and Jackson 15 seconds behind. Judith passed in third position with 2:12 although she was already cutting differences.
Judith suffered a puncture and went through kilometer 124 sixth losing almost 18 minutes over Jackson who was first with 1:53 over Derron. At this point Ruth Brito climbed to fourth place at 10:30 from the head of the race.
Heather Jackson continued to increase her lead to reach T2 with a 6:15 advantage over Nina Derron and 9:06 over Joanna Soltvsiak who climbed to third position. Ruth Brito was fifth at 18:00 and Judith Corachán sixth at 21 '.
In the race on foot the American Jackson little by little was increasing its advantage to pass by the km 15 of race with 12 minutes on Derron.
At km 29 of the test, Judith was already climbing to third position, remaining 10 minutes from second place.
Finally the North American Heather Jackson got the victory with a final time of 8: 52: 10. Nina Derron (9: 05: 33) has achieved the second position. Judith Corachán(9:13:37) has finished in third position. Ruth Brito it has been sixth
1 Jackson, Heather (USA) 08: 52: 10
2 Derron, Nina (SUI) + 13: 23 09: 05: 33
3 Corachan, Judith (ESP) + 21: 27 09: 13: 37
4 Soltysiak, Joanna (POL) + 26: 50 09: 19: 00
5 From Nicola, Federica (ITA) + 33: 08 09: 25: 18
6 Brito Curbelo, Ruth (ESP) + 38: 12 09: 30: 22
7 Nae, Jenny (SWE) + 49: 09 09: 41: 19