This coming Sunday, Brazil will once again host a test of the Triathlon World Cup for the first time since 2004.
The action moves to the capital, Brasilia, marking an exciting close to the World Cup season.
Brasilia, known for its modernist architecture and rich culture, is an ideal tourist and sports destination.
The city offers a variety of outdoor activities, from hiking to water sports on Lake Paranoá.
The circuit focuses on the famous Juscelino Kubitschek bridge and Lake Paranoá.
Athletes will face a 1.500m single-lap swim, followed by a six-lap 40km bike ride, and finally a three-lap 10km run.
Leading the female platoon is the Spanish Miriam Casillas García, who has demonstrated exceptional performance over the past 12 months.
Also on the list of favorites are the Spanish ones Anna Godoy Contreras y Marta Pintanel Raymundo.
In the male category, Antonio Serrat seoane of Spain wears number 1.
Other Spanish athletes to take into account are Sergio Baxter Cabrera y David Castro Fajardo.
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Miriam Casillas in Search of Olympic Qualification
Miriam Casillas, from the Ferrol Triathlon, has more at stake than just a victory in the Brasilia World Cup. He traveled to South America with the aim of strengthening his position in the Olympic qualification for the Paris 2024 Games.
With a good performance in Brasilia, Casillas could add the necessary points to meet the criteria of the Spanish Triathlon Federation (FETRI) and secure his place in the next Olympic Games.
In the women's event the Brazilian Vittoria Lopes She is one of the favorites for the podium.
With a solid performance at the World Triathlon Series, Lopes has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with in his native country.
Luisa Baptista, another Brazilian, is also a strong contender, especially after her victory at the Pan American Triathlon Cup in Sarasota.
From Mexico, Rosa Maria Tapia Vidal has had a standout year, including a silver at the World Triathlon Series in Yokohama. The American Katie Zaferes, with her double Olympic medal, is also one of the favorites to take the podium.
In the men's category, eyes are on the Brazilian duo composed of Miguel Hidalgo y Manoel Messias.
Hidalgo, at 23 years old, has already demonstrated his versatility and adaptability in different competitive environments.
His performance at the World Cup in Huatulco and sixth place in Leeds underline his potential.
Messias, on the other hand, is known for his incredible running speed and has already won multiple World Cup and Pan American Games titles.
Diego Moya from Chile is another South American talent who will likely lead the swim and will need to deliver a strong bike segment to stay in the competition.
Other athletes to consider are Antonio Bravo Neto (BRA), Crisanto Grajales (MEX) and Rodrigo Gonzalez (MEX), who could surprise in this event.
Schedules and where to watch it live
The event will be held on Sunday, October 15 and the women's event can be followed live from 7 am local time on TriathlonLive.tv. The men's race will start at 10 a.m.
Event Schedules in Spain
- Event start: 12:00 pm (Spain time)
- Male career: 15:00 pm (Spain time)