The Switzerland Daniela Ryf, the best long distance triathlete in history has confirmed that she will start the 2020 season fighting the victory in the Portocolom Triathlon, Majorca
Ryf is the best triathlete in the distance thanks to her four titles of world champion Ironman and his five in distance 70.3 ,, from where he wants to start his way to a new world title in Hawaii.
Will compete in distance 111
Ryf, who has also been an Olympian, is the great dominator of long distance triathlon in the last five years and has chosen the traditional Portocolom Triathlon as its first competition under format 111 (1 kilometer of swimming, 100 kilometers of cycling and 10 kilometers of running on foot).
The 32-year-old Swiss will be the big favorite to achieve victory in the goal located in the Nautical Club, after swimming in the spectacular bay of Portocolom and double rise to Sant Salvador by bicycle and the segment on foot through the town center and the coast to the famous lighthouse.
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Big names have competed in Portocolom
Daniela Ryf thus joins the illustrious names that have gone through the history of Portocolom, which has seen some of the greatest myths of world triathlon compete.
Great triathletes like the Australian Chris McCormack, Raelert brothers, Normann Stadler o Maik Petzoldas well as the Spanish Eneko Llanos, Marcel Zamora, Alejandro Santamaría or a very young Mario Mola, next to the premises Carlos Lopez, Joan Nadal o Miguel Ángel Fidalgo, have chosen this test to start the season.
2 distances, 111 and 55.5
The two tests of next April 19 They are played over 111 and 55.5 km, and will take the 1.000 triathletes to the same routes as in past editions.
Those enrolled in 111 will have to make two laps of the cycling circuit while those of 55.5 will only give one, climbing once the 494 meters of Sant Salvador.
Swimming will be again in the Crystal clear waters of the Nautic Club of Portocolom, while the final walking race of 5 or 10 km will have the goal in the heart of the urban heart of this Mediterranean town.
In addition to the two tests, on Saturday April 18 from 10:30 there will also be a duathlon for minors (TriKids), which is the largest in the Balearic Islands.
The Portocolom Triathlon officially joined the Spirit Triathlon Series last year.
This circuit focuses on very special triathlons, hard for the participants and of great beauty and attractiveness, promoting the participation of elite triathletes along with non-professionals, which increases the prizes for the winners
In addition, it adds added value to those who debut or start in this sport through seminars and training platforms, and turn the circuit into a league in which athletes score points through a ranking system and also compete for prizes for end of tests.
More information: https://www.triathlonportocolom.net/