El Doñana Challenge, which will celebrate its tenth edition on Saturday, September 21 in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz), has increased its participation compared to the previous edition by 1,6%.
At the end of the registration, the total participation in 2019 will be 428 athletes among all modalities - by 421 of the 2018 edition -, assuming a participation record in all editions held to date.
Regarding the distribution by sex, it is still highly masculine, with 96% of male participants and 4% female. The participation of federated athletes slightly increases their percentage this year, reaching 57,7% of athletes, figures similar to 2017, which fell slightly in 2018. One thing to keep in mind is that of the women who participate, 76,47% are federated.
Another noteworthy fact is the age range of triathletes - in both men and women - because almost 60% of participants are older than 40 years, with a participation of more than 10% of athletes who overcome the barrier of 50 years.
Regarding the origin, and taking into account the individual modality and the 2014-2018 years, the percentage of athletes from outside Andalusia (15,55%) slightly decreases, breaking the growing trend of the last two years, although well above the 9 % of the first editions.
It is therefore intuited that the increase in participation of this edition comes from Andalusian athletes, having represented in this edition of triathletes from the eight Andalusian provinces.
On the rest of the participants, and as in previous editions, the origin is very diverse. A total of 22 Spanish provinces will be represented in the tenth edition of the Doñana Challenge and there will also be an international presence, with Portuguese and French athletes.
El Doñana Challenge It's anniversary, comes to the tenth edition, and the organization has wanted it to be a very special edition, as evidenced by the outstanding participation that will meet next 21th September 2019 on the starting line in Sanlucar de Barrameda, and other commemorative events that will take place in days before the test.
Some of the winners of the previous nine editions have confirmed their presence, such as the duathlon world champion, the Huelva Emilio Martín, who will search in Cadiz lands fourth consecutive win in the competition.
Manchega will also be present Alba Reguillo, winner in 2017 in the female category.
Other triathletes who can say they have won the Doñana Challenge are the Portuguese Lino Barruncho, winner of the second edition in 2010, and Sevillian Basilio Polvillo, who won the victory in 2013.
In addition to the aforementioned, the presence of the Catalan FastTriatlon triathlete should also be highlighted, Amaury Dehez; and the Sevillian Samer Ali-Saad, winner on several occasions of the Andalusian Triathlon Circuit and more than one hundred individual victories in his extensive medal winners.
Other prominent triathletes who will participate will be the Asturian Laura Álvarez Bedía, 3ª classified in 2018; the malagueña Marta Lopez, 2ª classified in the edition of 2017; the gaditano Salvador Gil, 2º classified in 2018; and the onubensand Juan Bautista Castilla 'Chamba', among others.
Pass of escorts
The organization of the test, as in previous years, offers the possibility that family and companions so wish they could be closer to the athletes during the day of the competition, thanks to the Passenger Passenger, with a series of benefits
. To purchase the passenger pass you must fill in the form on the Doñana Challenge website: www.desafiodonana.com/pase-acompanantes
Mini Challenge Doñana
This edition of the Doñana Challenge will once again feature its particular promotion test, the 'Mini Challenge ', to be held on the promenade and the beach of Bajo Guía de Sanlúcar de Barrameda, on Friday 20 in September, starting at 17.00 hours, one day before the absolute test.
The registration period to participate in the Doñana Mini Challenge will end on Wednesday 18 in September or when the 300 registered participants.
Trophy will be awarded to the first three male and female classified of each category; to the best male and female local by category; to the club or college with the most local participation; and the club with the greatest participation.
Registrations are made only online on the website of the Andalusian Triathlon Federation and are free for all athletes who are interested in participating: