Ana Burgos and Ramón Ejeda will try to repeat victory in the XV City of Valladolid

This Sunday, August 5, the fifteenth edition of the Ciudad de Valladolid Triathlon is celebrated, a consolidated test that Alfredo Blanco, Councilor for Sports, Roberto Rey, from the CD Triathlon Pisuerga, and Amancio del Castillo have presented this Wednesday at the Casa del Deporte. , President of the Castilla y León Triathlon Federation.

Valladolid reaffirms itself as the nerve center of national sports and is preparing to host an event that has a long history in the city, which began in 1989 although it did not celebrate its second edition until 1999. Valladolid City Council through the Municipal Sports Foundation has once again supported, despite the economic difficulties as stated by Alfredo Blanco, who also wanted to highlight "the effort that has been made to continue collaborating with the triathlon, which is also one of the sporting activities that has the greatest projection along with paddle tennis. ”.

Another of the aspects in which the Councilor for Sports had an impact is "the economic revitalization of the city thanks to the various sporting events that have been taking place in Valladolid, among which stands out the preparation match for the London Olympics that faced the Spanish basketball team with Great Britain. At the moment, the triathlon event has "more than 200 registered, of which approximately 70% are from outside Valladolid, thus making the city a tourist destination."

The test will begin at 10:45 am, with the departure of the male federated. Then, at 10:55, the federated female athletes will start and, finally, at 11:00, the non-federated will start. Among the federated athletes, the XV Valladolid Triathlon will have the presence of the last two winners, Ramón Ejeda and the Olympian in Athens 2004, Ana Burgos, who will be the clear rivals to beat.

This fifteenth edition will include some changes to the route, including the removal of Calle de Santiago from the circuit of the foot race, which this year will run along Paseo de Isabel la Católica, or the change in the start of the swimming test, which can be seen from Playa de las Moreras. The objective of these changes, according to Roberto Rey, is "to improve the visibility of the public so that they can enjoy the triathlon". The crisis has been noticed in the organization of the test, which has seen the budget and the number of registered people reduce, which is expected to "increase to at least 300 participants".

Amancio del Castillo wanted to highlight the "beauty of a circuit that takes place in the center of the city and which is the most crowded in Castilla y León" and also highlighted the "attractiveness of seeing people who are trying for the first time mixed with athletes from elite, which serves as a promotion for this sport”. In fact, of those currently registered, 50 are not federated.

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