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Eneko Llanos wins the Texas Ironman

Eneko Llanos has won the Ironman Texas, a long-distance triathlon held on Saturday in the capital of the American state of the same name. The triathlete from Vitoria covered the course, 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km. cycling and 42,2 km. of the race on foot in a time of 8h.08'20”, followed by the North American Tim O'Donnell (8h.09'50”) and the Australian Luke Bell (8h.12'22”).

The BH-sponsored triathlete completed a great race and was very satisfied with his performance. “I have finished very happy", says the man from Alava on his website. “Since the swim, the race has been well on its way, the pace has seemed high to me, without moments to relax. At the end of the swimming section I advanced a few places, and I came out well positioned to face the first kilometers of the bike.”Explains Eneko.

Already on his BH Aero, the triathlete was able to see the speed of the Texan circuit, accentuated by the wind that was blowing in his favor. However, the pace imposed in this section was not very intense, which left him room to try his luck. “I tried to open space a couple of times without success,” he says.

In the final part of the route Eneko was able to escape with Luke Bell to take a small distance six minutes, at the beginning of the foot race, over Chris Lieto. “My legs were going quite well and seeing that Luke was faltering a little I pushed forward alone. Very close behind was Tim O'donell, who got very close, so I increased the pace a little bit and little by little I took seconds off him to finally be around a minute," he comments.

The triathlete sponsored by BH thus inaugurates his record of victories for the season in this discipline, which adds to the successes achieved in the Marbella Half Ironman and the Spanish Winter Triathlon Championship.

source: bikezona

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