Eneko Llanos, from start to finish in the Zarautz triathlon

Eneko Llanos He had no rival in yesterday's triathlon in Zarautz. The man from Gazteiz won his ninth txapela in the coastal town. Last year Clemente Alonso beat him, but yesterday he demonstrated once again his adaptation to this medium distance test, giving the impression that his preparation for the long distance world championship to be held in July in Gasteiz is on the right track. .

The women left at 14.00:650 p.m. from Getaria beach and the boys a quarter of an hour later, with a total of 2,9 triathletes at the start. After the 34.53 km swim from Getaria to Zarautz, the first in the pits on the promenade was Jon Unanue from Zarautz (finally fifth) with a time of XNUMX, followed by Pedro Miguel Reig from Alicante, with Eneko Llanos in third position, a few seconds away. Already in the initial kilometers of the cycling segment Llanos took command of the test and with a constant pedaling, he was expanding advantages and leaving the test practically sentenced.

After completing the 81 kilometers, he entered the pit lane with a 3.30 advantage over the Swiss Mathias Hecht and almost ten over Reig and Del Real.

In the foot race, Eneko Llanos maintained his pace and after completing the 20 kilometers, with three laps around an urban circuit, he crossed the finish line with a time of three hours and 57 minutes, with Mathias Hecht more than six minutes behind, although he He declared at the end of the test that he was somewhat loaded with legs due to the 'beatings' that he has been given lately.

The podium was completed by Pedro Miguel Reig from Alicante, in fourth position by José Manuel del Real from Segovia, with the triathlete from Zarautsa of the SVC team Jon Unanue in fifth position and, therefore, the first Gipuzkoan.

Maider Gaztañaga victory

In the female category, Maider Gaztañaga from Ordizi dominated the test from start to finish. She did not start among the favorites, but she showed that she has trained hard and well. At 38 years old and the mother of two children, she came out of the water first, a specialty that she has mastered from her years as a swimmer; In the cycling tour, she endured her persecutors and that she did not risk the descents out of fear after a recent fall.

On the pedestrian route, he maintained a constant pace, entering the finish line with a time of 4 hours and 37 minutes, ahead of the woman from Pontevedra Saleta Castro, with Estefania Gómez in third position.


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