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The Hawaii IRONMAN record is broken at the Bilbao festivities, at the Alironman

3 Basque triathletes have managed to raise funds at the Down Syndrome Foundation of the Basque Country.

According to reports EFE at Alironman, an solidary challenge of the Javi Conde Solidarity Marathons Association, has knocked down the Aste Nagusia festival in Bilbao hawaii ironman record for 1 minute and 44 seconds, thus breaking the mark established last year by the German Patrick Lange, located in 7h52: 39.

3 Basque triathletes who beat Patrick Lange's time

The swimmer Fernando Tellez, champion of Spain Long Distance Master, was in charge of opening the challenge in the San Mamés pool. He swam 3.800 meters in 49: 22.86, with neoprene and at an ambient temperature of 30 degrees and water temperature of 28. The time was record, since the mark of the Hawaii Ironman was located in 50 minutes and 37 seconds.

One of the best Basque long distance triathletes took care of the bicycle, Kristian Quintans, who already participated in the Hawaii Ironman in 2016, finishing 75th.

In Bilbao he used 4:18:17, a time longer than the record, set at 4h16.05. Quintans performed the test on rodillo, on stationary bike, on the stage of the Konparta Gogorregi, promoter of the event, surrounded by an audience that gave great animation.

To finish, Jon Salvador, an expert runner, was in charge of the foot race segment. He ran a marathon (42,195 km) on a treadmill at 2:41:54.

Record times

  • Swimming, 3.800 meters: 49:22:86
  • Cycling 180 kilometers: 4:18:17
  • Race on foot, 42,195 km: 2: 41: 54

The distances not approved were verified by the international triathlon referee Javier Berasategui using GPS and the counters of the apparatus.

The Alironman

The name of the test is a tribute to the mythical word Alirón, which comes from when the English miners moved to the Basque Country to exploit the iron mines and found an entire beta of the metal. They marked it with an 'All Iron' and from so much repeating it he kept the word Alirón.

The benefits obtained in this event will be destined to the Down Syndrome Foundation of the Basque Country.

This challenge represents a new challenge in the career of Jon Salvador, who has completed together with his partner Javi Conde solidarity marathons in such unusual places as the Athletic barge, the Bizkaia bridge in Bilbao, the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and the interior from the Pozalagua cave.

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