El triathlete sponsored by BH The season will conclude participating in the Arizona Ironman, which will take place in Tempe on November 20, with the aim of adding points to Kona 2012. "I will arrive in good shape, the objective is to enjoy the race, compete with good feelings and collect points for the Kona ranking", Eneko explains via twitter.
The race consists of 3,8 km. swimming in Tempe Town Lake, followed by a 180 km cycling sector. in the surroundings of the Sonora Desert with a 42,2 km section of foot race. around Tempe Town Lake and Papago Park.
"I don't want to end the year without finishing a Ironman and without having a single point in the ranking for Kona 2012, so after studying the calendar I saw clearly that the test that was best for me was the Arizona Ironman During these weeks I will prepare with care to conclude the season giving my best and putting a good finishing touch to this 2011 ”, also comments the triathlete on his website.
“Our base of operations during these days will be Tucson, one of the new mecca of the triathlon, since there are many professionals who come here to spend the winter, because the conditions of training They are perfect, with clear skies and good temperature, excellent roads for both rolling on plains and uphill (Mt. Lemonn with 42 km of ascent), lots of cycling grottos to ride with, groups of masters for swimming and excellent conditions for the race on foot ”, he argues.
Satisfied with the XTerra
Eneko has also taken advantage of the last post on his website to take stock of his participation in the XTerra World Championship, where he achieved third place. "I am super happy, a third place in the Xterra World Championship with the quality of the rivals there was is difficult to achieve, especially considering the little specific preparation I could do for this championship," he says.
"The Xterra is not only force and resistance, many factors come into play, it is easy to make mistakes when you compete out of the asphalt with the pulsations at a thousand per hour, technique, skill and the ability to make the right decisions are a fundamental part of avoiding mistakes that in the end add seconds and eliminate the possibility of climbing positions in the general classification ”, explains the triathlete sponsored by BH .
"Next year I will be at the starting line again, I'm sure that to fight for the Hawaiian double that this year could not have been this way, but I enjoyed the Xterra and the great atmosphere that exists during this weekend in Maui like never before ”, concludes Eneko.