Eneko Llanos has won the Texas Ironman, a long-distance triathlon played on Saturday in the capital of the US state of the same name. The triathlete from Vitoria covered the route, 3.8 km swimming, 180 km. cycling and 42,2 km. of 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 pleased with his performance. "I have finished very happy”, Says the Alavés on his website. "Since swimming the race well on track, the pace seemed high, with no time to relax. At the end of the swimming section I have advanced a few places, and I have left well placed to face the first kilometers of bikeEneko explains.
Already on his BH Aero the triathlete could check 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 make room for it 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 race on foot, over Chris Lieto. “My legs were going quite well and seeing that Luke was weakening a bit, I had to go ahead alone. Behind very close came Tim O'donell, who has come very close, so I have raised a bit the rhythm and little by little I have taken seconds to finally be around the minute, "he says.
The BH-sponsored triathlete thus inaugurates his season-winning locker in this discipline, which adds to the successes achieved in the Marbella Half Ironman and in the Spanish Winter Triathlon Championship.