The Casa de Campo de Madrid has hosted for another year the Women's Triathlon-Triathlon Day, where nearly 800 popular and federated triathletes have come to enjoy this great day.
Hurrying the last days of the heat of the year, hundreds of athletes have gathered today in "The day of the Triathlon", an initiative that aims to approach the federated and popular triathlete to publicize this sport.
The tests began at 9.30 in the morning, with the Olympic distance, to continue with sprint and Aquathlon. After a short break, in the afternoon the participants were released from the women's super sprint and triathlon distance.
The star of the day has been the young Micaela Bernal of the Marlins club, who was not satisfied with climbing to the first drawer of the podium in the Aquathlon event, but rather in the afternoon, she repeated her feat, achieving third place on the podium in the Women's Triathlon.
One more year, young and not so young triathletes, but all with a fighting spirit have joined the initiative "get the red card" to demonstrate in this way against gender violence. Minutes later the Women's Triathlon was started.
The first to reach the finish line was the very young Cecilia Santamaría, daughter of the renowned triathlete Carlos Santamaría “the truth that I did not expect to win, I have come out of the water very well, but this was the longest triathlon I did, I felt good, with strength at the time of the foot race and in this way I managed to get to the finish line in first position ”
For Lorenzo Bernal, President of the Madrid Triathlon Federation “this is the fifth consecutive year that Casa de Campo has held this test and has always been very well received. Despite the fact that this year the dates for the end of summer have been changed, we have had an excellent day in which triathletes and the public have been able to enjoy the great triathlon party. There are still steps to take, but it is true that licenses in the Community of Madrid have grown this past year by approximately 15%. The total number of women's licenses is 17% of the total, it is important to have initiatives such as Triathlon Day and Women's Triathlon to bring our sport closer to more people every day ”