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Antonio Benito third in the IRONMAN of Portugal 

Pieter Heemeryck and Marjolaine Pierre take the victory 

Yesterday a new edition of the IRONMAN Portugal and IRONMAN 70.3, where more than 4.500 triathletes from 96 different nations participated. 

Antonio Benito made history by getting on the podium and Marta Sanchez enters the Top10 in his debut at the IRONMAN distance.  Víctor Arroyo It also ends up in the Top10.

Pieter Heemeryck: Dominance in the Men's Event 

The Belgian Pieter Heemeryck He took victory in the IRONMAN of Portugal, held in the city of Cascais.  

Heemeryck, who already had a good record this season, demonstrated his quality at this distance. Although he was not the first out of the water, his performance in cycling and running was what marked his victory. 

During the cycling segment, Heemeryck remained in the leading group, along with other athletes such as Jan Stratmann and Joshua Lewis.  

However, it was in the run where it really made the difference. He surpassed his rivals with 16 km to go by leaving alone and passing through km 32 with more than three minutes of advantage. 

Finally, he crossed the finish line with a time of 7 hours, 50 minutes and 7 seconds. 

Dylan magnien from France was second with a time of 7:52:17, while third place was occupied by the Spanish Anthony Benito Lopez with a time of 7: 54: 01. 

In addition to the third place of the Spanish Benito, Víctor Arroyo He also had a good race entering the final Top10. 

Men's 10 Top 

Place  Name  Time  Difference 
1  Pieter Heemeryck (BEL)  7:50:07   
2  Dylan Magnien (FRA)  7:52:17  + 02: 10.70 
3  Antonio Benito López (ESP)  7:54:01  + 03: 54.26 
4  Patrick Lange (GER)  7:58:51  + 08: 44.51 
5  Thor Bendix Madsen (DEN)  7:59:52  + 09: 44.98 
6  Bart Aernouts (BEL)  8:01:38  + 11: 30.84 
7  Jan Stratmann (GER)  8:09:59  + 19: 52.48 
8  João Ferreira (POR)  8:14:28  + 24: 21.01 
9  Franz Loeschke (GER)  8:15:22  + 25: 15.24 
10  Victor Arroyo Bugallo (ESP)  8:18:29  + 28: 22.31 

Marjolaine Pierre: Brilliant Debut in the Women's Event 

In the women's category, the French Marjolaine pierre He also made a spectacular debut.  

Pierre came out of the water in a good position, but it was on the bike where he really took control of the race. At 54 km, she already had an advantage of more than 2 minutes and 30 seconds over the Spanish Marta Sánchez. 

Pierre maintained his lead throughout the bike segment and came into transition with a considerable lead.  

In the marathon, despite a comeback attempt by the German Anne Reichsmann, Pierre maintained a constant pace and crossed the finish line with a time of 8 hours, 49 minutes and 52 seconds. 

The german Anne Reichmann took second place with a time of 8:55:22, and the Irish olivia mitchell He completed the podium in third place with a time of 9:01:07. 

On the other hand, Marta Sanchez He also had an outstanding debut. She came out of the water first with a time of 48 minutes and 39 seconds.  

In cycling, he completed the 180 km in 5 hours and 3 minutes. In the marathon he made a time of 3 hours and 15 minutes, finishing in eighth place. 

Top 10 female 

Place  Name  Time  Difference 
1  Marjolaine Pierre (FRA)  8:49:52   
2  Anne Reischmann (GER)  8:55:22  + 05: 29.85 
3  Olivia Mitchell (IRE)  9:01:07  + 11: 15.79 
4  Emma Bilham (SUI)  9:05:21  + 15: 29.67 
5  Tiina Pohjalainen (FIN)  9:08:29  + 18: 37.65 
6  Katrine Christensen (DEN)  9:08:32  + 18: 40.28 
7  Simone Mitchell (GBR)  9:11:09  + 21: 16.92 
8  Marta Sanchez (ESP)  9:14:14  + 24: 22.63 
9  Katharina Grohmann (GER)  9:20:43  + 30: 51.41 
10  Gabriella Zelinka (HUN)  9:21:48  + 31: 56.37 

 

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