Clemente Alonso has been proclaimed the third time winner of the Extreme Man Menorca by ARTROACTIVE with a total time of 3h57'36 ". In second place, the Catalan and triathlon veteran, Xavi Llobet, who entered two minutes later (3h59'50 ") and finally, Olivier Marceau completed the podium with a time of 4h03'20".
In the women's category, the French Alexandra Louison repeated the podium of the 2010 when crossing the finish line to the 4h33'52 "of the start.
This morning the expected 3rd edition of Extreme Man 113 Menorca by ARTROACTIVE took place. More than 630 triathletes have started from the Bay of Fornells swimming 1900m. When they got out of the water, a 90 km cycle circuit was waiting for them, consisting of 3 laps from Fornells to Es Mercadal, taking the Camí d'en Kane road to go to Alaior. From there they took the road from Maó to Fornells. Finally, 21,2km of running on an urban circuit that went from Ses Salines to the Torre de Fornells.
Xavi Llobet has dominated the entire race, from the swim section doing a spectacular time of 23'55 "taking almost a minute and a half to the second participant, then Clemente Alonso. In the bike section, Xavi was still strong for a while of 2h06'10 "adding an advantage of almost 3 minutes against Olivier who advanced a position, and 3minutos to Clemente. But it was in the race on foot, where as the km passed, Clemente won seconds and finally, in the last 3km has overtaken Xavi.
"I was not feeling well, and Xavi has been a beast in swimming and cycling. I thought that I could not reach him but I based myself on maintaining myself and continuing the race, "said Clemente. For his part, Xavi acknowledged that in his strengths such as swimming and cycling he was able to take minutes and he felt strong, but in the race "I've been consuming like a candle and I have left over 3km".
As for the women, Alexandra Louison has once again risen to the top spot, taking an advantage of almost 15 minutes compared to the second, also the French Eisenbarth Verena (4h47'38 ") and finally, completed the podium Xisca Garau , the first Balearic that crosses the finish line with a time of 4h58'58 ".
In the team category, the winner was the team formed by Alfredo Portella, Josep Mercadal and Ivan Canet with a total time of 3h58'10 ", followed by the team formed by Juan José Cerro, Octavio Portella and Joshua Torres and the team formed by Bonificacio Redondo, Patricia Cardona and Víctor Sabater who have completed the 4h01'18 "and 4h20'07" respectively.
Regarding the Menorcans present in the test, it is worth highlighting the role of Juli Martí who does not disappoint and is once again the first Balearic to cross the finish line with a time of 3h57'36 ”. The second from Menorca was Paco Arnau (4h22'48 ”) and the third Fernando León (4h28'42”).
At the same time, it was the Balearic Long Distance Championship where the winners were Juan Antonio Fernández (4h22'12 ”), Miquel Ensenyat (4h20'30”) and Paco Arnau (4h22'48 ”). And in women, Xisca Garau (4h58'58 ”), Rocío Delgado (5h24'55”) and Ascensión Martínez (5h50'09 ”) have qualified.
Raise awareness and preserve the health of athletes
After having weighed 246 triathletes (in the absence of reaching the goal all the participants), before and after the test, the average of kg lost was 2,2 kg. per person. Artroactive, sponsor of the Extreme Man, has promoted this action to reflect the impact that these competitions have on the athletes' bodies.
Although it is true, athletes have well internalized the need to rehydrate quickly after a powerful physical effort, but this is not the case of other aspects of their health, which are directly affected by sport. Such is the case with the joints. A regular athlete in long-distance competitions like this one suffers from tendinopathies derived from the intensity of sports practice and the impact to which the cartilage is subjected, since accelerated wear and tear occurs.
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