Yesterday was celebrated in the town of Zarautz the mythical appointment of the Spanish Triathlon that this year was celebrating the silver anniversary.
In a spectacular setting, with an incomparable setting for holding a mid-distance event like this, the test was attended by triathletes of great renown and international prestige, including several Spanish. As a local favorite, Eneko Llanos, who was proclaimed champion of the Texas Iroman, Clemente Alonso, Hektor Llanos, Francesc Godoy, the Olympic triathlete Ana Burgos, Saleta Castro, current Spanish Long Distance Triathlon champion 2010 and Eva Ledesma, who just 15 days ago achieved the first podium position in the Half Challenge held in Calella, among other participating triathletes.
As a renowned triathlete and recognized prestige for all of us who have known this world since its inception, we were able to enjoy the presence of Iñaki Arenal, current Technical Director of the Madrid Triathlon Federation and tireless participant in the Zarautz event, who was already the winner in the second edition in 1988 with the unforgettable Dina Bilbao and who then repeated the podium in 1994 with Nerea Martínez.
Behind the curtain we could see Ainhoa Murua, winner of this test in 2005, 2006 and 2009, and who is currently competing to maintain her score in the ranking to attend the London 2012 Olympic Games in which she currently has the Spanish first place in the Women's category.
During the competition it was possible to enjoy a magnificent temperature that accompanied at all times, they enjoyed a swimming journey that began in the picturesque fishing village of Getaria, until reaching the beach of Zarautz, with a bike tour with a stretch of toughness when passing by the Aia wall, which was compensated by the unconditional encouragement of all the spectators who came to accompany the triathletes in the test and a foot race in which we could enjoy the proximity of the athletes since the circuit It was developed through the old part of Zarautz, full of people, who encouraged all athletes until the last second before reaching the finish line.
In the men's category, the victory was for Clemente Alonso with a time of 3.40: 42, who upon his arrival at the goal made the statements to us “I am very happy to have achieved this victory in Zarautz, I appreciate all the encouragement of the public that despite having A local favorite has encouraged me at all times, a very noble audience, it is a pleasure to be able to compete in a place like this ”. 38 seconds came Eneko Llanos, who achieved the second position, followed by Mathias Hecht with a total time of 3.44: 36
In the female category, Cat Morrison was proclaimed one more year champion of this test, followed by Anna Cleaver and the incombustible Ana Burgos, who achieved the third position with a time of 4.24: 23. Another favorite, Saleta Castro, entered the finish line in fourth position.
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TOP 10 Male:
1. Clemente Alonso Triathlon Salamanca 3.40: 42
2 Eneko Llanos SVC-Security Vitoria 3.41: 20
3 Mathias Hecht SUI 3.44: 36
4. Peru Alfaro Kraft At. San Sebastián 3.45: 03
5 Mikel Elgezabal Ipar Kutxa Bilbao 3.45: 08
6. Francesc Godoy Natació Barcelona 3.47: 10
7 Toumy Degham FRA 3.49: 25
8 Miquel Blanchard CN Sabadell 3.49: 40
9. Hervé Faure FRA 3.52: 29
10 Jon Unanue SVC-Security Vitoria 3.54: 10
TOP 5 Feminine:
1 Catriona Morrison GBR 4.08: 27
2 Anna Cleaver NZL 4.16: 36
3 Ana Burgos Run2chema 4.24: 23
4 Saleta Castro Cidade of Lugo 4.28: 03
5 Julia Grant GBR 4.28: 52