Érika Villaécija will debut in September in a triathlon

The Spanish swimmer Érika Villaécija, world champion of 800 meters freestyle in short pool, will debut in the triathlon on September 25, in the first edition of the Sailfish Half Triathlon in Berga.

The Catalan, who is preparing the next Swimming World Cups to be held in Shanghai from July 16 to 31, is very excited about this new challenge. At first, Villaécija will be part of a team in the relay mode and will only compete in the first swimming sector over a distance of 1,9 kilometers in the Baells reservoir.


«My hope is to be able to play an Ironman in the future, but when I finish my sports career as a professional swimmer. At that time I will start training the three disciplines to compete first in an Olympic triathlon, then a medium distance triathlon and finally an Ironman ”, explained the Barcelona woman.

The presentation was also attended by professional triathletes Marcel Zamora, Cesc Godoy and Saleta Castro. This first edition of the triathlon will feature the participation of international triathletes such as Nicole Leader or Jan Sibersen and top-level national triathletes such as Cesc Godoy, Saleta Castro or Eva Ledesma.

Source: EuropaPress

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