Triathlon Ball of the World and Sierra Nevada

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The test can not meet the new regulations of the DGT as it is not the test in a closed circuit

El Triathlon Ball of the World and of Sierra Nevada organized by TRYSTRONG, are two triathlons with more personality of the national panorama. Sierra Nevada with its Vintange Triathlon and the one of the Ball of the World with his spectacular mixing Mountain Biking and Trail Running in the Community of Madrid.

The organization TRYSTRONG has published the following statement on its website.

In these moments we still do not believe it, even though in this aspect we have always tried to be totally transparent.

We have always said that we are part of that 99% of tests that can be erased from one day to the next with a stroke of the pen, but we have also always thought that once the first edition was over, the possibilities of getting ahead multiplied exponentially. Therefore, the surprise is greater and clearly yours will be a mirror of ours and you will be amazed.

This year everything was better than ever. In terms of permits we already had almost all of them, something very unusuall. Even the National Park that we usually arrive a few days before the test we had it for a few weeks to our credit.                                                                                            

And what about the inscriptions? We are almost a month and a half from the Sierra Nevada Triathlon and quite possibly we would have reached our maximum quota of 300 participants. Not bad after eighty-odd last year. We were not going to get rich, but it would no longer cost us money and we could do a test with more resources and improve it always true to our style. 

And the same with regard to the Tri de la Bola del Mundo, even more complicated to organize and so different from the rest of the tests. What can we do? We like to complicate ourselves, we like the mountain and it was worth going through everything we went through to take the tests forward. And it was not easy or pleasant what we spent behind the scenes. A constant stress practically throughout the year for that happy uncertainty of working for something that you have no guarantees until you give the kick-off.

And after the test to live moments of 'ecstasy' by the embrace and affection of many of you upon reaching the finish line and after a while back to the lowest and darkest of the abysses when others wrote on their social media profiles' Triathlon Shit World 'or any other adjective. And surely, with every reason, since for color tastes and of course we are not perfect, nor the best organizers, but we left our skin, illusion and even health in our tests. We don't even talk about better money that some will come out with the typical 'all for the money' (…).

It hurts more than anything not being able to get up, but we did not get out of this. You have to know how to say I have arrived here and assume that there are no more forces. We have given everything and when it comes to triathlon we have lost our last breath. It has been a pleasure to walk with so many of you.

And after this sensitive moment, let's move on to economic issue:

Let no one worry that next Friday 4 of May we will proceed to make all the returns automatically to the cards with which you made the payment. 

We feel the hours of training focused on our tests and the illusions that we have shattered and we hope you understand that this decision is totally contrary to what we would like, but that we can do nothing against the new instructions from the DGT that we just communicated after meeting with the Captain of the Civil Guard this morning in command. These instructions are motivated by a new regulations that make it very difficult for any test that is not in a closed circuitor or for any organization that is not one of the large franchises, as is NOT our case.

With this new regulation, we could only carry out our tests if the Civil Guard closed the traffic, as is done in the majority of tests of the IRONMAN or CHALLANGE franchise and, no matter how much they have the will to help us, if the order does not come from very high, they cannot do it and we do not have the capacity to close it or the economic means no human team to achieve it.

We want you all to know that when registrations were opened this new regulation was not yet in force nor was there any knowledge about it and it was this morning when it was communicated to us. That is why, as we see the situation and as much as it hurts, we do not want to let more time pass and cause greater damage. 

Feeling sorry, we sincerely apologize, hoping you understand us as much as possible.

We also apologize if we stop answering someone because we have a few hours and complicated days ahead of us.

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