This morning has been disputed the IRONMAN MALAYSIA with the expected participation ofJavier Gómez Noyain the competition.
Noya, who has prepared the test in the last part of the season, has got the pass for the IRONMAN 2020 World Championship with his first victory in the distance.
The Galician, came from winning the IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais, just a month ago and today Ironman has managed to win at a distance.
He has traced 10 minutes in the running race
The test began at 1:50 Spanish time with the 3.800 meters of swimming where the first to get out of the water was Gómez Noya with a 1:43 advantage over Danill Sapunov, winner last year, and Andy Potts.
Noya in the first part of the cycling segment, he went solo passing at kilometer 30 with more than 2 minutes of advantage over Romain Guillaume and Philipp Koutn and, Although behind 30 seconds, came a group with Potts, Sapunov and Vinhal.
Noya remained in the lead, passing with 2 minutes at kilometer 72 of the race over Guillaume and Phillip Koutny who looked very strong. Potts was fourth at 3:29.
Passing through km 75, Koutny reached Noya forming a duet that was together until kilometer 115 where Koutny went forward. Already by km 128 it was ahead in 1:23 to the Galician.
Finally, Phillip Koutny reached T2 as the leader with almost a 10 minute advantage over Noya and 17 over Andy Potts.
In the foot race Gómez Noya from the first moment was cutting differences to the Swiss, going through kilometer 9 of the race with a 6:29 minute delay.
With a half-minute pace higher than Koutny's he was cutting distances until the 25 control point was already first with 26 seconds ahead of the Swiss
From there Javier Gómez Noya was increasing his advantage to get what has been his first victory in distance Ironman with a time of 8: 18: 59.
The second classified has been the Swiss Philipp Koutny (8:24:19) while the Brazilian Thiago Vinhal (8: 31: 19) has been third.
With this victory he gets the Slot for the IRONMAN 2020 World Championship.
The times of Javier Gómez Noya
- Swimming 3,8 km: 47: 17 (Average of 1: 15 min / 100m)
- Biking 180 km: 4: 32: 46 (Average of 39,60 km / h)
- Carrera 42 km: 2: 54: 44 (4 average: 09 min / km)
Its main objective in 2020 is the Tokyo Olympics
Noya confirmed in Cascais that his main goal For 2020 it will be the Olympic Games, although it will surely prepare his second participation in Hawaii thoroughly.
He also commented that his main objective for the 2021 He will be the IRONMAN of Hawaii, although if he participates in 2020 he will do it to have more experience.
This year, Noya has taken the podium in all the distances in which she has competed, Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic, Medium distance and now IRONMAN distance.
The Galician at 36 years old, continues to demonstrate his quality and performance in all the distances in which he competes, and is a rival to always fear in any competition