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Fernando Alarza leads a historic Spanish participation in the Ironman 70.3 in Cascais

The reigning Olympic distance runner-up in Europe will make his debut at the Ironman 70.3 circuit this Sunday in the Portuguese city of Cascais

Next Sunday, September 30, the second edition of the Ironman 70.3 Cascais, a test that in its second year has also hung the poster of "Sold out" with more than 2.600 registered, breaking all records of participation in a triathlon in Portugal.

The Ironman 70.3 Cascais - Portugal, received the high recognition the President of the Republic of Portugal, Marcelon Rebelo de Sousa by "promote, strengthen and mobilize the entire country and all citizens to take advantage of all the growth opportunities offered by a country like Portugal"

The test consists of 1.900 m of swimming that take place in the Bay of Cascais. He cycling sector 90,1 km route will leave Cascais on a flat road right next to the Ocean, heading to Sintra to pass through the Lagoa Azul area and the Guincho Beach road with the view of the wild dunes back to Cascais. Finally the Foot race of 21,1 km is two laps in the town of Cascais, with a circuit attached to the sea.

In the male category Fernando Alarza It is the great favorite despite being his second middle distance race. Along with the talaverano, he also aspires to victory Joao Silva Bronze medal in 2017 at the European Sprint and Triathlon Distance Championships.

In Cascais 70.3 we will be able to see a beautiful Spanish-Portuguese duel, with many of the best triathletes from both countries. On the Portuguese side, in addition to Silva, they also compete Bruno Pais, Jose Estrageiro y Philip Azevedo. As regards Spanish triathletes, Spain presents possibly one of the most important representations ever in an IM 70.3 test, in addition to Alarza, it will be Emilio Martin (duathlon world and European champion) and Gustavo Rodriguez (current champion of Spain of Medium and Long distance). Along with them, the rest of Spanish representatives will be Miguel Ángel Fidalgo, Dani Múgica, Jon Unanue, Pedro José Andujar and Pakillo Fernández-Cortés.

Regarding women's competition, the Portuguese Ana Filipa Santos is the favorite, along with the British Sara Lewis, the Austrian Sylvia Gehnböck and the Polish Agnieszka Jerzyk On the Spanish side, Helene Alberdi, bronze medal in the championship of Spain in Guadalajara, and podium in Pamplona, ​​Zarautz and Vitoria will make its debut on the IM 70.3 circuit at the Cascais event.

The competition will start next Sunday at 7:27 local time with the men's PRO start. Three minutes later the start of the female PRO category will take place and then at 7:35 the age groups.

Finally we want to mention that within the age groups there will be more than 400 Spanish triathletes, which possibly represents a record of participation of Spanish triathletes in a triathlon of the Ironman franchise held outside of Spain. We do not have in our database a test with more Spanish participation outside our country.

Photos: Win Sport Factory

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