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Carlos López Interview: «My main objective this season is to compete again as in 2017

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The 2015 Spanish long distance champion managed to qualify for the Hawaii World Cup, but was unable to compete after being hit by a car days earlier while training on a bicycle.

The Balearic triathlete Carlos Lopez achieved one of the great Spanish triathlon milestones, qualify for the Hawaii Ironman World Championship as a PRO with the KPR system being a triathlete who combines training and competitions with his work commercial surgical material.

Thanks to the victory in Ironman of Mallorca 2016 Carlos had serious options to qualify for Kona last year and he did it, thanks to being 12th in the Ironman from Fankfurt where he was the best Spanish and get a brilliant 4th place in the IM from Hamburg.

With all the points added between the three competitions Carlos Lopez He managed to qualify to compete in "Mecca" of the triathlon, but unfortunately he could not do it, because a few weeks before while training on the bike suffered a serious hit for a car that rammed him causing multiple injuries that did not allow him to fulfill his dream.

Then we can know a little better how his season has been, what were his best moments. Also your favorite places to compete and next year's goals.

2017 Summary:

Well, 2017 has not been entirely bad. I would say very hard in every way. Disappointed, to say the least, not being able to fulfill my dream in Kona.


Llucmayor Swimming Club

Carlos López on BTT


Gomila, Airstreeem, Austral, ViVa Hotels, Biofrutal, Odeclass, Skechers, Alcudia Sport Gym, Prototype, Sokers Lovers and Spiuk


Carles Tur

Best competition:

Vitoria and Zarautz

Hardest competition or hardest time:

IM Frankfurt

Best swimming:

IM Mallorca 2016

Better cycling:

IM Mallorca 2016

Mejor carrera on foot:

IM Hamburg 2017

Preferred swimming:

Any place in Mallorca

Preferred cycling:

The hardest possible always

Favorite running race:

None. My weak point and I always pass it "beds"

Best Hobby:

the Basque country

Carlos López and his family

O2018 goals:

Regain the level of 2017 and be able to compete normally. After the 18/9/17 accident I won't be able to run on foot until March.

Race that you would like to run in 2018 that you have not yet been able to run:

Embruman and Challenge Madrid

A wish for 2018:

Health and being able to enjoy the family every day

Photos provided by Carlos López.


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