Triathlon Madrid KM0 will fulfill this 2016 its second edition and David García will become Technical Director of this test
With more than a decade delivered to the world of triathlon, David Garcia, Technical Director of Triathlon Madrid KM0, of course it is a guarantee of quality as far as the organization and management of the circuit is concerned.
He started in the 2002 competing and three years later we could start seeing him as an Officer in various Triathlon competitions. Years of work led him to be a Technical Delegate in several national and international events, including Triathlon World Cups, as well as lead the management of the School Circuit in the Community of Madrid and the Technical Direction of two seasons in recognized circuit SerTri, among other actions.
After working hand in hand in the first edition of Triathlon Km0 with Felipe Gutierrez, who was Director of Competitions of the Spanish Triathlon Federation during 3 legislatures, this 2016 David has come to assume the position of Technical Director of the test, an event born to become an international benchmark in terms of long distance.
Any changes with respect to the first edition?
As you all know this 2016 we will add the middle distance, this is of course the most remarkable change.
As far as the circuit is concerned and thinking about the triathlete there will be two notable changes. On the one hand we plan to expand supplies (more product) and we will work to improve transitions, so that they are more colorful and comfortable for family, friends and companions.
In the running race we are working on expanding the width of the Madrid Rio tracks, we believe it is important that you can run in a comfortable way and with more space.
About creating a medium and long distance test at the same time. Isn't this difficult when managing runners?
Not really. The swimming will be in the same place, and the cycling circuit will be the same, only that the medium distance test will have the transition in El Escorial, where the Race will begin on foot on a practically flat route.
What we are working on is being able to close the traffic in addition to the Puerto de Morcuera, the one of Canencia, until practically the end it is difficult to know for sure, but of course we work every day to do so.
There was a stir for the victory of Héctor Guerra, a triathlete from cycling and who was sanctioned for doping. What does the organization think about this?
With respect to the sanction, it is the Andidopaje Committee who dictates the rules, and once the sanction is fulfilled it is valid for competition. At the organizational level we comply with the rules that are defined by the Spanish Triathlon Federation and the Anti-Doping Committee. Days before the test, and once the listings are closed, it is the federation that approves the starting list, guaranteeing that there is no athlete sanctioned for doping, we just comply with the regulations that mark us.
What would you highlight about the Triathlon Km0 circuit?
The swimming that takes place in Buitrago, is an excellent starting place and very comfortable for the companions.
The spectacular route puts the cycling circuit through its landscapes and being a circuit without drafting. I think it is an incredible experience to be able to enjoy all the places and scenarios that the mountain range of Madrid offers us.
But for me, of course the hallmark of this test is to have the possibility of going under the goal arch in the middle of Puerta del Sol, this I think can not be explained in words ... I'm sure you have to live it.
Is there anything else you would like to review at the Technical Management level about the Triathlon Madrid Km0 circuits?
I would not like to finish this interview without thanking the support provided by the City Council and the Community of Madrid, as well as the Canal de Isabel II and the Civil Guard as Support in the control of the circuits. Thanks to its support and clear commitment, the management has been much more agile.
Of course to thank all the triathletes who trusted and believed in something that looked like a dream, today is a reality. To thank all those who are already registered and / or plan to compete in this triathlon, for our part we work day after day to offer you an unforgettable experience
See you at the starting line of KM0 Trialton!