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Jesse Thomas wins the XXV Club la Santa Ironman Lanzarote

Ivan Raña finished fifth in the Miquel Blanchart seventh test. Tine Holst wins the women's event.

Today was held on the island of Lanzarote, a very special edition of the Club La Santa Ironman of Lanzarote since its XXV edition was celebrated.

For this he had the best poster in his history, since Jan Frodeno Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Champion in 2015, Ivan Raña the triathlete with the second fastest mark of all time in an Ironman or Timo Bracht winner in 2011 and holder of the Record of the test Miquel Blanchart Two times second in Lanzarote were among the favorites to victory.

The test started the 7 of the morning where the 3,8 km of swimming was covered by two laps, with Jan Frodeno being the first to get out of the water, although due to a problem with his helmet in the transition he lost almost two minutes.

The fight for victory I'm very excited in a beautiful duel of Jan Frodeno and Jesse Tomas who were running together several kilometers

Finally Jesse Tomas, Winner of the Welsh Ironman with record of the test, He advanced to the German obtaining the final victory in a time of 08: 42: 33. Jan Frodeno second (08: 44: 38) and David McNamee (08: 46: 36) third

Video: Problems in the T1 of Jan Frodeno

The first to start pedaling were Stephen Bayliss and David McNamee Ivan Raña came fourth followed by Carlos Lopez and Jan Frodeno. Miquel Blanchart was seventh.

On the bike, the British David McNamee imposed a strong pace that made him take the lead, although the German Ackerman overtook him on the 80 km of the race and remained leader until the T2, a minute behind Jan Frodeno entered a spectacular segment of race on foot going up to the second place. David McNamee was third.

The Spanish made a great performance by entering Ivan Raña sixth at 3 minutes and Miquel Blanchart at 8 from the head of the race.

Already in the race on foot, only in 5 km Jan Frodeno was able to overtake Ackerman placing himself leader of the race.

The fight for victory is very exciting in a beautiful duel of Jan Frodeno and Jesse Tomas who were running together for several kilometers.

Finally Jesse Tomas, Winner of the Welsh Ironman with record of the test, He advanced to the German obtaining the final victory in a time of 08: 42: 33. Jan Frodeno second (08: 44: 38) and David McNamee (08: 46: 36) third

The Spanish Ivan Raña that almost all the race sector in third position suffered a slump in the last kilometers and I finish in a great 5ª position. Miquel Blanchart In a great race on foot I go up positions getting the seventh final place.

Declarations Iván Raña

Statements Miquel Blanchart

Classification

1 Thomas, Jesse 08: 42: 33
2 Frodeno, Jan 08: 44: 38
3 McNamee, David 08: 46: 36
4 Baird, Chris 08: 48: 35
5 Raña Fuentes, 08: 50: 09
6 Bracht, Timo 08: 52: 47

Female career

In the women's category, the debutant this year Lucy Charles was the fastest in the water, taking more than 7 minutes of advantage in the 3,8 km and leaving alone on the bike. Saleta Castro was the second and the champion of last year Diana Riesler, left a little behind in the water, but was recovering positions on the bike getting positioned in second position.

After the 180 km of cycling, Lucy Charles and Tin Host arrived together at the T2, followed by Riana Reisler 2 minutes behind. Saleta Castro entered fourth position

In the fast race, Tine Holst took the lead, leaving behind Lucy Charles and Diana Reisler who came from behind strong.

Finally the victory was for Danish Tine Holst with a time of 10: 02: 35, followed by Alexandra Tondeur who did a great race on foot, climbing several positions to finally reach the second place. Lucy Charles, winner of last year, got a great third final place.

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Saleta Castro finally he could not complete the test and he has retired on the 21 km of running race.

Saleta told us » Everything went as we wanted until I reached km 10-12 and started with stomach problems. I started to vomit and completely emptied at the end and it was hard for me to walk and when I finished the 21 km already exhausted I saw my coach and stopped. I wanted to finish but it was impossible for me to take another step»

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From Triathlon News we wish you a speedy recovery.

ratings

Holst, Tine 10: 02: 35
Tondeur, Alexandra 10: 04: 53
Charles, Lucy 10: 10: 13

Frodeno photo: Club la Santa / Ironman / Fb Saleta Castro

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