Ainhoa Murua finished ninth in the last competition before the London Olympics, the Hamburg triathlon this past Sunday, just 54 seconds behind the winner, the Australian Erin Densham, showing that she is strong for the next appointment. August 4 at London's Hyde Park, where the triathlon events of the Olympic Games will be held.
In the triathlon of the women's category, 55 women will take part, in a test where they must swim 1.500 meters, with 40 kilometers of cycling and 10 kilometers of running.
The Spanish team will have three triathletes in the female category test. In addition to Ainhoa Murua (Zarautz, January 18, 1977), for which will be her third Olympic Games after Athens and Beijing, the Baracaldesa Zuriñe Rodríguez and Collado Villaba Marina Damlaimcour from Madrid will be in London, for which it will be their premiere in an olympic appointment.
With the Hamburg test, the last stage of the preparation of the Spanish Olympics ends before the London Games begin. And we know that Ainhoa will have the support of dozens of unconditional Zarauztarras, among which are family, friends and triathletes from Codeam Zarautz, who plan to travel to London to support her during this test where no major differences are expected, since the circuit by bike and the pedestrian route are totally flat.
"You have to try to get out of the water in the leading group, stay in the front group and play it in the athletics event, since the swimming segment will be very fast and the English will want to break the race and form the group." Murua also emphasizes the goal that has been set for the Olympic competition. «The main thing is to arrive feeling strong. Because of the results I have obtained this season, I want to be in the fight for the diploma ».
What no one doubts, whatever the final result of the test, is the merit of our triathlete, who has been in the world elite for twelve years, with what this means hard training and sacrifice that only she, her family and those around you know. Zorte on eta animoak zarauztar guztien partetik