Dani Pérez and Alba Reguillo win the Doñana 2019 Challenge

Malaga's Dani Pérez and Alba Reguillo from La Mancha win on a day in which 337 triathletes of both sexes completed the test on a cloudy and somewhat windy day

Today the tenth edition of the Doñana Challenge, where the malagueño Dani Pérez He has won the test,

The test that began at 10:30 am with a neutralized start has covered 100 kilometers on the bike, they have swam 1.000 meters in the Guadalquivir river and completed the 30-kilometer race on foot along the virgin beach of Doñana.

In the men's category the victory has been for Malaga Dani Pérez with a time of 4: 42: 02 followed by Salvador Gil (4: 43: 03) and for Amaury Dehez (4: 44: 58) occupying the third final position. Emilio Martín, winner of the last editions 3 has been sixth

In the female category Alba Reguillo He has won the test with a time of 5: 10: 48. Liliana ferreira  (5: 15: 48) was second followed by Mariola García (5: 26: 09) occupying the third final position.

Alba has achieved its second victory in the test after the one achieved in 2017.

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A total of 370 triathletes took the exit that, after the stretch neutralized by Sanlúcar de Barrameda, soon opened hostilities on the bike by climbing the chiclanero Pablo Sánchez Moreno, together with Ezequiel Hernández and his partner from AD Sevilla José Illanes, and Alfonso Puerta to Trebujena , from the Granada Triathlon.

A very compact group of some 260 triathletes formed a large squad up to km. 30 race near Jerez.

After another escape attempt by Emilio Martín, Juan Francisco Fernández and Ricardo Sanjuán, a first group of some 200 cyclists was established, including Alba Reguillo and the Asturian Laura Álvarez, with a second group of some 80 riders to 1 ″ 19, and a third group from 25 to 2 ″ 30.

In the km. 40 there was an attack by Sevillian Basilio Polvillo soon neutralized and in the km. 47 the escape from the Portuguese Pedro Nunes, which would take him back to Sanlúcar alone. Halfway through T1, the first woman was Sonia Ortiz followed by Laura Álvarez.

After passing through El Puerto de Santa María, Rota and Chipiona the multicolored snake was lengthening and finally the Portuguese Nunes strengthened its leadership and the first came to the change of segment with just over 4 minutes ahead of the platoon head, with everything the cast of grouped favorites.

Among the women Laura Álvarez entered with almost five minutes ahead of Alba Reguillo - who had a problem with the saddle of her saddle - and had to regret the withdrawal of Sonia Ortiz involved in a fall to about 20 km. goal and bike with serious damage that prevented him from continuing.

After a swimming sector in which many participants were dragged by the current to the sea they had to recover the diversion of about two hundred meters, running along the bank upstream towards the entrance gate to the transition.

Sevillian Samer Ali Saad left the water first, followed by Juan Luis Moreno, José Javier Elena, Basilio Polvillo and Cristopher Walker. Huelva Emilio Martín left the swimming segment in the 77 position. In females, the best after crossing the river was Alba Reguillo from La Mancha, followed by Portuguese Liliana Ferreira and Laura Álvarez from Gijón.

A light rain accompanied the runners for a while in the third section in which Samer Ali Saad strengthened his advantage in the first kilometers to the middle of T3. Samer Ali Saad maintained differences over the French based in Barcelona Amaury Dehez and Dani Pérez and a little more behind Lino Barruncho - winner of the test in 2013 - and Ezequiel Hernández fifth. The best women in the km. 15 were Alba Reguillo, Liliana Ferreira, Malaga's Mariola García and Laura Álvarez.

But in the second leg of the race, Malaga's Dani Pérez managed to get in the lead and Salvador Gil Gil, with Amaury Dehez third place in the second place

This head triplet held the positions until the finish line. Dani Pérez finished with 4: 42: 03, Gil with 4: 43: 55 and Dehez with 4: 44: 58. Fourth was Ezequiel Hernández (4: 46: 16), fifth the Portuguese Lino Barruncho (4: 47: 21) and sixth Emilio Martín (4: 50: 33), while Samer Ali Saad was relegated to eighth place (4: 52: 18: 4 : 52), after the Granada-born Modesto Álvarez (08: XNUMX: XNUMX).

In the women's category, the winner was Alba Reguillo (5: 10: 48). Liliana Ferreira (5: 15: 23) and Mariola García (5: 26: 09) completed the podium. Fourth was Laura Álvarez (5: 29: 59), with Bonares Cristobalina Martín from Huelva (6: 01: 26) as fifth classified and the Sanluqueña Immaculate Daza (6: 07: 26) sixth.

The tenth edition of the Doñana Challenge once again had a large audience following the competition. It is a test that attracts many relatives of triathletes and creates a special atmosphere and color around the different transitions such as at the finish line on Malandar beach.

The Doñana 2019 Challenge has been organized by the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Junta de Andalucía, through the Public Company for Tourism and Sports Management of Andalusia, with the technical support of the Andalusian Triathlon Federation, and the collaboration of the municipalities of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Trebujena, Jerez, El Puerto de Santa María, Rota and Chipiona and the Doñana Natural Area and the sponsorship of firms such as Vodafone, Infisport, Coca Cola, Cruzcampo Radler, Acquajet and GM Technology, and the Red Cross and Civil Guard collaboration.

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