Daniela Ryf looks for her fourth consecutive world title in Kona

Everything that is not a triumph of Daniela Ryf It would be a surprise. 

The 18 February 1978 held the first edition of the Hawaii Ironman, the most important triathlon in the world and which also meant the birth of triathlon as a sport as we know it. This year the 40 anniversary is celebrated.

The Swiss is looking to win her fourth consecutive title, something that only the great Paula Newby-Fraser. Daniela Ryf He has played 12 Ironman distance triathlons winning nine and being second in one, in Kona 2014, where Mirinda Carfrae He won the victory. Mirinda is the only woman who knows what it is to cross the finish line in an Ironman ahead of Ryf.

 The other candidates for the podium are the British Lucy Charles, current world runner-up and favorite favorite to the silver medal. Next to her Sara Crowley third last year, Mirinda Carfrae triple champion in Kona, the Finnish Kasa Sali and the Americans Heather Jackson y Sara True are the rest of the candidates for the podium. Gurutze Friars will be the only Spanish representative. It will be the third participation for the Basque, in 2016 was 33ª and last year 22ª, hopefully this year continue with that progression and we will see you closer to the top10.

You can check the male preview in this link

The test will start with the male output to the 6: 35 in the morning local time, the 18: 35 on Saturday 13 Spanish time peninsular. Five minutes later the women will do it, to the 6: 40 and then to the 7: 00 the age groups.

In the following link we explain how you can follow the IM of Hawaii.

Photos: Ironman.com

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