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3.800 athletes enjoy the world's largest IRONMAN 70.3 in Mallorca

The historic Bay of Alcudia was the venue for a new record edition of the IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca, with 3.800 athletes present in the mid-distance triathlon.

With a calm water and a pleasant climate, a large number of spectators packed the athletes on the beach of Alcudia, where the race of 1.9km of swimming in the Mediterranean Sea began. With the temperature of the water at 19.2ºC, the triathletes could make use of the neoprene, which allowed quick times among the athletes of Age Groups.
 
The first to leave the water in the men's category, with a spectacular time of 00: 21: 56, was the Belgian Tom Seutens, while the women's race saw the Czech athlete Pavlina Svadlenkova leave the swimming sector in the leading group with 00 : 25: 49.
 
Once the cycling route started, the circuit took the athletes from the transition on the Alcudia Beach to the Lluc Sanctuary and through some of the most emblematic towns of the interior such as Caimari, Sa Pobla and Muro before returning to Port d'Alcudia. 
 
The 90.1km of the cycling route were very disputed. Leading the race since swimming, Seutens, of 23 years, led this discipline with a consistent performance of 02: 19: 06. 
 
While the chasing group of athletes competed to improve their positions, the women's race took more excitement with the Swiss athlete Georgina Gadient absolutely dominating the 02 cycling tour: 34: 34. Chasing Gadient was the Dutch athlete Marion Tuin along with the British Natalie Batey.
 
With a flat walking race of 21.1km, formed by 2 laps and a half, the frantic pace of Seutens allowed him to take the victory without giving concessions to his pursuers. 
 
Behind the Belgian, a group formed by the German Christian Storzer, the Norwegian Lars Petter Stormo and the Dutch Niels Esmeijer also offered a great show. A consistent swimming and cycling allowed Seutens to cross the finish line first with a time of 04: 09: 54, four minutes from the second.
 
The women's race was full of emotions, as the leadership changed in each discipline and the first athletes were really close. In the first positions since the swim was the Dutch Marion Tuin, who was proclaimed champion after a great performance, with a time of 04: 53: 38. Less than a minute would end the Swiss Georgina Gadient.
 
The magnificent day lived in Alcudia demonstrated, once again, why the IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca welcomes more participants than any other calendar event. More than ever, the pearl of the Mediterranean once again shone.

The Top 3 male and female of the IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca:
(unofficial times)
 
MEN
Tom Seutens (BEL) - 04: 09: 54
Christian Storzer (GER) - 04: 14: 35
Lars Petter Stormo (NOR) - 04: 14: 36
 
WOMEN
Marion Tuin (NED) - 04: 53: 38
Georgina Gadient (SUI) - 04: 54: 30
Natalie Batey (GBR) - 04: 56: 38

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