Mediterranean Triathlon Castellón once again filled the streets of Grao de Castellón in what is undoubtedly the most anticipated summer welcome party for triathlon lovers.
With 1.105 Subscribers and some figures of participation from outside the Valencian Community of 70%, The test leads the popular triathlon in the province of Castellón, and its return edition after edition is undoubtedly more than expected.
The high temperatures were more bearable for the participants on Saturday than on Sunday. Although it is true, that in both days the tonic was the good weather and the high heat, as usual the first weekend of July, the traditional date for MTRI Castellón.
On Saturday more than 700 triathletes were registered in the exits sprint and supersprint, as well as couples of both modalities.
Precisely the couples left us goals with well-known faces from our triathlon. The mixed couple formed by Natalia Bermudez de Castro and her husband, Emilio Aguayo, Spanish Long Distance Champion 2023, won the test for mixed pairs in sprint.
In supersprint distance they did it Peter Girl y Clara Royo, both from CEA Bétera. In the case of Clara, a local triathlete, always present at MTRI Castellón, with podiums in recent editions. The triathlete would also occupy the first place the next day, in Olympic distance.
In the individual sprint modality, the podium was in the men's category for:
- JOAN MONFORT GUIMERÀ – CASTELLÓN TRIATHLON CLUB
- DANIEL POS DÍAZ DE SONSECA – ONDARRETA ALCORCÓN TRIATHLON CLUB
- FERNANDO SANTANDER DE LA MUÑOZA – DESAM.ES
In the female sprint category, the Community of Madrid won with the following triathletes:
- MANUELA ALONSO IBARRA – ECOSPORT ALCOBENDAS TRIATHLON
- ANA MARTÍNEZ RESA – ONDARRETA ALCORCÓN TRIATHLON CLUB
- JENNIFER GARCÍA JIMENEZ – ONDARRETA ALCORCÓN TRIATHLON CLUB
The supersprint victory went to the triathlete from the local club, Club Triatlón Castellón, Pablo Sospedra Miró. Eva Fresneda from the Albacete Ingeteam Triathlon Club, one of the most participatory in the MTRI events, won the women's event.
Sunday is reserved the day for the queen test. The MTRI Castellón Olympian once again did not disappoint anyone.
In females Clara Royo She was once again a favorite and the local triathlete did not disappoint, dominating the entire test alone in each of the 3 segments. She did a solo competition that led her to take out almost 2 'from the second classified, the triathlete of the ET Vialterra Algemesí, Salut Borràs. completed the podium Tania Garrigues of the Cullera Triathlon Club.
The men's competition kept a surprise in the running segment. And he is the BullProject Triathlon triathlete, Pakillo Fernández led the competition in swimming and cycling, and it did not seem that the situation was going to change.
However, the heat and the effort of leading the test would cause a change in the final podium that went to the Madrid triathlete from CDE Aguaverde, Mario somozaFollowed by Miguel Fernández of the Gandia Triathlon Club and Fernando Santander del Desam.es, who was back on the podium on the 2nd day MTRI Castellón.
MTRI Castellón, ideal venue for the competition in pairs
More than 200 registered were encouraged with the modality in pairs. What was an unparalleled competition in which families and friends crossed the MTRI finish line.
Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, friends, couples... Faces of satisfaction and challenges met, with the presence of a large group of women, led by the Juntas duo
Is better. Patri and Paula returned to MTRI with women who were pursuing the dream of their first triathlon. And that they finally crossed the finish line with a big smile.
The next appointment will take place in Valencia. With the Stand by In the middle of the summer we will meet again on September 2/3 at La Marina de València to live again the popular triathlon party.
This time the best in the world will join in the Valencia Triathlon World Cup. The forecast indicates that more than 2.000 registered will compete in the 2 days, Saturday and Sunday.