More than 1000 triathletes in the Spanish Middle Distance Championship in Pamplona

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Gustavo Rodriguez is the main favorite and María Pujol defends the title won last year

Next Saturday a new edition of the Spain Middle Distance Triathlon Championship, this time the city in charge of organizing it will be Pamplona, ​​after the last two editions that were in Valencia. It will be the third edition of the Half Triathlon Pamplona; the city and organization are ready to welcome more than a thousand triathletes where several of the best of Spain will fight for the national title of the medium distance.

The Half Triathlon Pamplona will start this Saturday at the 13: 50h -with the first of its outings- in the Alloz Reservoir, where the triathletes will swim 1.900 meters. From there, they will take the bicycle and will go to Pamplona through a fast circuit of 85 kilometers. Finally, they will complete 21 kilometers on foot on a slope that will allow them to visit beautiful corners of the city until they cross the finish line at Plaza del Castillo.

In the men's competition Gustavo Rodríguez He is the main favorite to take the victory, he arrives in a great state of form as he demonstrated by winning in the Triathlon of Orihuela - Miguel Hernández. Pablo Dapena he is the other candidate for victory and in embarrassing Gustavo. The rest of the favorites are the current runners-up in Spain of medium and long distance, Andrés Carnevalli y Ángel Salamanca, plus Josep Torres, Raúl Amatriain o Joan Ruvireta.

Gustavo Rodriguez Spain Champion Triathlon MD 2016

As regards the female competition, the Andalusian María Pujol will try to revalidate its title, but it will have it difficult before triathletes like Dolça Ollé current champion of Spain LD or Núria Rodríguez runner-up of Spain MD last year. In addition to them, it will be necessary to take into account Ruth Brito, Alba Reguillo, Helene Alberdi y Xisca Tous.

The Half Triathlon Pamplona is a test in full growth that not only maintains circuits that are synonymous with spectacle but also very applauded initiatives. This is the case of Tripintxo, which will allow all participants to taste some of the best pintxos courtesy of three well-known bars on Calle Estafeta. In addition, the organization has expanded its services in order to provide greater comfort to the triathlete.

With everything ready to launch this third edition of the Half Triathlon Pamplona - Iruña, all that remains is to wish all the triathletes and their companions to enjoy the magic of this event. A weekend to remember.

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