Aitor Regillaga and Itxaso Luenda won this Sunday the 200st Long Distance Triathlon of Aragon "Monegrosman", held in San Juan de Flumen, where more than 1.800 triathletes took the start. They all faced 24 meters by swimming, 15 kilometers by bicycle and, finally, XNUMX kilometers of foot race.
In the men's category, Aitor Regillaga from the Basque Country was the winner of this first long-distance triathlon with a time of almost four hours, ahead of Miguel López Allué (Aragón) and Josep Chavarría (Catalonia). López Allué in turn became the champion of Aragon as he was the first Aragonese to cross the finish line.
Itsaso Luenda (Basque Country) prevailed in the female category. Alicia Conejos (Aragón) and Ana López (Madrid) accompanied the winner when entering second and third position respectively.
In addition to the absolute category, the sub-23 category was disputed, where Samuel Gil (Aragon) climbed to the top of the podium; veterans I, with the victory of Javier Quiles (Aragón); veterans II, in which Juan Antonio Cendón (Catalonia) prevailed; and veterans III, where Tomás Enfedraque (Aragón) was declared the winner.
By teams, the classification was led by Stadium Casablanca (Aragon), followed by CE Picornell (Catalonia) and Aguaverde in third place (Madrid).
The winners highlighted the harshness of the test. Regillaga, who has been playing triathlons for 3 years, gave "a ten to this test both in organization and in the course".
The good reception that the race had was one of the aspects that stood out from the Javier Solanas organization, who stressed that in San Juan de Flumen "everyone has turned upside down", and added that even in Sariñena they had been exhausted, almost by complete, the hotel squares of the town.
For his part, the mayor of San Juan del Flumen, José Luis Berdún, indicated that this test “supposes a lot for the locality and for the region” and assured that “the idea is to promote Los Monegros, Sariñena and, above all, San Juan ”