Pablo Dapena, has traveled to Argentine lands, to participate in the IRONMAN 70.3 Buenos Aires, within his frantic end of the season where he has participated in 2 medium distance triathlons in just 2 weeks and will finish in Cape Town in the Challenge Cape Town, next November 10.
The test began at 11 am Spanish time with the 1.900 meters of swimming where the first to get out of the water was Martin Ulloa followed by a group of 8 triathletes led by Pablo Dapena, Flavio Morandini, Rodolphe Von Berg or Igor Amorelli among others .
The Brazilian Amorelli, from the first moment imposed a strong rhythm on the bike, leaving alone to reach a maximum advantage of 42 seconds over Dapena and Von Berg.
This duet finally hunted him down at kilometer 70 of the segment, reaching T2 together.
At the beginning of the race on foot, Dapena and Von Berg went ahead, although the Galician was gradually gaining a few seconds of advantage to pass kilometer 7 with 28 seconds over the American.
Rodolphe Von Berg, He turned the situation around in the second part of the test, overtaking Dapena at kilometer 13 of the segment to leave alone and achieve victory in a time of 3:37:36.
Pablo Dapena (3: 38: 44) was second to 1: Berg's 07. Third has been Igor Amorelli (3: 43: 28)
Get the Slot to Taupo 2020
The test, being the IRONMAN 70.3 South American Championship, granted 2 places in both the female and male categories, so with this second place, she has achieved her Slot for the IRONMAN 70.3 2020 World Championship.
Anyway, being Rodolphe Von Berg classified from the IM 70.3 Cozumel, his Slot passes to the second classified, in this case Dapena.
At the moment 3 Spaniards in Taupo 2020
It will be the third Spanish classified for the test, along with Javier Gómez Noya y Anna Noguera. Both got the Slot in the past IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais in September.