Eva Ledesma fifth in the European Long Distance
The Spanish Eva Ledesma achieved fifth position in the European Long Distance Championship held today in the Finnish town of Tampere.
After a few weeks of rest that has kept her standing due to a fall in the mythical Zarauz triathlon held last June and that caused her to break her clavicle, Eva Ledesma has shown herself to have recovered in body and mind today and has known Show your strength by fighting until the last moment to stay in the Top 10 of the best European long-distance triathletes.
In a circuit that included a 4000-meter swim, 120 kilometers by bike to end with a 30-kilometer run, it was the Danish Camila Pedersen who took first place on the podium with a total time of 6:10:25. Second place also for Denmark, Michelle Vesterby completed the circuit in 6:15:32 and it was the Polish Ewa Bugdol who closed the last podium position in 6:27:37.
Eva Ledesma managed to finish the circuit in 6:33:00 “It was a questionable race, I have to confess that I didn't have a good feeling. In some moments I have felt hung up, without references, but I have known how to continue. From the beginning the Danes were at the head of the race, they have been strong and at no time have I thought that I could catch them. Alone in practically the entire circuit, there have been hard moments where a thousand things have crossed my mind, despite this I have known that I had to be strong and that it was really worth fighting to reach the finish line and be in the Top10 of the European Championship . I'm happy with this result, now it's time to rest for a few days"
TOP 10 OF THE TEST
1 Pedersen Stretcher DEN 06: 10: 25
2 Vesterby Michelle DEN 06: 15: 32
3 Bugdol Ewa POL 06: 27: 37
4 Potuckova Eva CZE 06: 30: 43
5 Ledesma Eva ESP 06: 33: 00
6 HyvÃ¤rinen Heidi FIN 06:37:50
7 Kiviranta Merja FIN 06: 40: 15
8 Lie Kristin NOR 06: 46: 20
9 Koivula Venla FIN 06: 46: 58
10 Malmstram Henrika FIN 06: 50: 43