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The fastest Spanish triathletes in Ironman

After several weeks of work and research we have made the following article on the 10 best Spanish brands in Ironman.

When talking about brands and times in triathlon we always have to keep in mind that the distances are not approved, but as a curiosity it seemed interesting for our readers to develop this ranking with the 10 best brands of the 10 best triathletes. The list shows only one brand per triathlete, the best of each one.

The fastest

In the female category, the best brand corresponds to Gurutze Frades, in the Ironman of Brazil stopped the chronometer in a time of 9: 01: 00, being the first Spanish that falls of 9: 15: 00.

Gurutze has a time of 8: 40: 07 in the IRONMAN South Africa of 2019, but had to be trimmed in swimming to only 1,6 km, so we have discarded it

The second position in this ranking is for Virginia Berasategui, with 9: 15: 28 achieved in the Hawaii IM in 2009. Close the podium Saleta Castro, that in IRonman from Frankfurt 2016 achieved a time of 9: 22: 41.

We also want to highlight the brand achieved by Ivet Farriols, in the Ironcat 2016 marked a time of Ironcat, 9: 34: 20, race that realized practically alone, without references of other competitors.

Finally, although it is not top10, you also have to mention Ruth Brito, who has the 11ª Spanish brand 9: 59: 49 obtained in Vitoria 2016. To date, the 2016 year has been the year with the most sub10h women in history, with 4, of the Spanish 11 that have come down from 10 hours in Ironman.

The fastest

On the other hand, in the masculine category, the best Spanish brand is Ivan Raña, in the Ironman of Klagenfurt in Austria 2014 with a time of 7: 48: 43 what they place as the 8º fastest triathlete in IRONMAN of all time.

The second position is for Víctor del Corral with 7: 53: 12 achieved in the Ironman of Florida and the third place for Eneko Llanos, with 7: 48: 43 in Ironman Vitoria in 2019.

Eneko is also the only Spaniard who has downloaded 3 times from 8h in Ironman and Spanish with more sub 8h20. If the ranking was only brands in Ironman possibly Eneko would have 5 or 6 of the best times.

On the other hand, mention that the best brand on Spanish soil corresponds to Clemente Alonso, with 8: 04: 13 achieved in Barcelona 2014. Barcelona has been the triathlon where 6 of the 10 have achieved better brands in IM.

Finally, we must also mention Jose Luis Cano, has the 11ª best Spanish brand of all time with 8: 23: 04 achieved in Klagenfurt in the year 2010 when he had 43 years.

TOP10 top Spanish brands in Ironman (Men)

Position Triathlete Brand Competition Year
1 Iva Raña 7: 48: 43 IM Austria 2014
2 Víctor del Corral 7: 53: 12 IM Florida 2013
3 Eneko Llanos 7: 55: 16 IM Vitoria 2019
4 Javier Gómez Noya 7: 56: 38 IM Cairns 2018
5 Gustavo Rodríguez 7: 59: 25 IM Kalmar 2019
6 Pedro Andújar 7: 59: 48 IM Kalmar 2019
7 Clemente Alonso 8: 00: 42 IM Arizona 2014
8 Miquel Blanchart 8: 02: 03 IM Barcelona 2017
9 Hektor Llanos 8: 11: 36 IM Frankfurt 2008
10 Richard Calle 8: 15: 30 CH Barcelona 2013

TOP10 top Spanish brands in Ironman (Women)

Position Triathlete Brand Competition Year
1 Gurutze Frades 9: 01: 00 IM Florianapolis 2017
2 Virginia Berasategui 9: 15: 28 Hawaii 2009
4 Casstro Saleta 9: 22: 41 Frankfurt 2016
3 Iver Farriols 9: 34: 20 L'Ampolla 2016
5 Helena Herrerno 9: 37: 25 CH Barcelona 2013
6 Anna Rovira 9: 41: 06 CH Barcelona 2015
7 Ana Casares 9: 41: 06 CH Roth 2014
8 Cristina Ramirez 9: 45: 47 IM Barcelona 2016
9 Immaculate Pereiro 9: 50: 37 CH Roth 2006
10 Maribel Blanco 9: 52: 00 IM Hawaii 2002

To conclude, we want to invite readers to see if there are any errors in the ranking and we need some triathletes who do not hesitate to write us to solve it, since there are many races and many athletes. Thank you very much.

NOTES: Saleta Castro has a better time of 9: 19: 32 in the Ironman of Cozumel 2013 but this race had a swim of 3000m. On the other hand Eneko gained the IM of Melbourne with 7: 36: 08 also in 2013, but the swimming was only of 1500m.

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