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Judith Corachán third in the IRONMAN Vitoria

The Catalan triathlete with a penalty and a puncture has achieved the third position in the test.

After the great victory of Eneko Llanos in the men's event, the women's event has not disappointed, Judith Corachán who has achieved a great third position has shown today his most warlike part climbing up to the podium after suffering a 5 penalty minutes (of course Drafting) and a prick that made her lose up to 21 minutes, when she was leading the test

The first to come out of the water was Judith Corachán with 58 seconds ahead of Nina Derron and 3: 35 over Heather Jackson. Ruth Brito was fourth to 3: 47.

Already on the bike, Judith was increasing its advantage to pass through the 52 race kilometer with 1: 54 over Derron and over 4 over Jackson, although shortly after had to stop 5 minutes for a penalty losing the first position of the test.

In the passage through the middle of the segment, Derron passed first and Jackson to 15 seconds. In third place Judith passed with 2: 12 although it was already cutting differences.

Judith suffered some incidence in the test since in the passage by the kilometer 124 was sixth losing almost 18 minutes on Jackson that was first with 1: 53 on Derron. At this point Ruth Brito climbed to the fourth place at 10: 30 of the head of the race.

Heather Jackson continued to increase her advantage to reach the T2 with 6: 15 advantage over Nina Derron and 9: 06 over Joanna Soltvsiak who climbed to third position. Ruth Brito was fifth to 18: 00 and Judith Corachán sixth to 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.

In the step by the PK 25, Jackson already was the clear favorite for the victory happening with 15 minutes of advantage on Derron and 18 on Soltvsiak. Judith with a good race continued to climb positions passing fourth to 4 minutes of podium positions

In the 29 km of the race, Judith was already climbing to the third position staying at 10 minutes of the 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, maintaining the difference Judith Corachán (9: 13: 37) that has finished in third position.

With this position, you still have options to go to Koka, in case the second ranked Nina Derron does not accept your Slot, since the winner of the Jackson test was already classified from the IRONMAN South Africa,

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