Next Saturday, the 25th, the V edition of the Couple's Triathlon will be held, a scoring event for the 2012 regional championship and which constitutes, together with the Pálmaces de Jadraque and Guadalajara triathlons, the IV Provincial Circuit of this sport that has with the sponsorship of the Diputación de Guadalajara.
The Deputy delegate of Sports, Javier del Río, has reported this morning at a press conference with the mayor of Pálmaces, the Sports Councilor of Guadalajara, Eladio Freijo, and representatives of the Guadalajara Triathlon Club for the development of the IV Provincial Triathlon Circuit It is assuming a great success of participation in its three tests.
As Javier del Río has pointed out, the Provincial Council "is firmly committed to this sport due to the great effort that the athletes themselves are developing in its promotion, the Guadalajara Triathlon Club and the three municipalities in favor of a very tough, competitive, and which is growing in the province and in Spain, as has been reflected in the Olympic Games”. Del Río, who has also pointed out that this Provincial Circuit represents an important support for the sports and tourism development of the towns and the province, has thanked the municipalities and all the collaborators for their efforts year after year in the success of these sports events and traditional in Guadalajara.
The mayor of Pálmaces de Jadraque, Modesto Llorente, a town that celebrated its XIX Triathlon on July 21 with 245 participants, has highlighted that it is a festive and unique event for the town and has shown its willingness, together with the Cultural Association of the town to work to enable a greater number of participants, since this year it has not been possible to admit all interested sports teams due to infrastructure difficulties in the town.
Eladio Freijo, Councilor for Sports of Guadalajara, recalled that the Guadalajara Triathlon, which will celebrate its XXVII edition on September 1, was the first to be held in Spain and is a benchmark in the Spanish sports calendar thanks to the efforts of the Triathlon Club Guadalajara, "true architect of the success of this test."
The IV Provincial Triathlon Circuit that includes the tests of Pálmaces, Pareja and Guadalajara is sponsored by the Provincial Council and the respective town halls, as well as cultural associations and dozens of volunteers, being events that host a large number of both participating athletes and of general public.
As highlighted by Raúl Rodríguez and Ricardo Valero, from the Guadalajara Triathlon Club and responsible, respectively, for the Couples and the capital events, this year the participation of athletes has continued to increase. In the test on Saturday in Couples there will be more than 290 athletes, with an increase of 11 percent compared to last year. In Guadalajara, more than 330 triathletes have already confirmed their attendance today, which represents a record of participation.