Fernando Alarza leads a historic Spanish participation in the Ironman 70.3 of Cascais

The current European Olympic distance runner-up will make his debut at the Ironman 70.3 circuit on Sunday in the Portuguese city of Cascais

Next September 30 will be contesting the second edition of the Ironman 70.3 Cascais, a test that in its second year has also hung the poster of "Sold out" with more than 2.600 registered, beating all the records of participation in a triathlon in Portugal. 

The Ironman 70.3 Cascais - Portugal, received the high recognition the president of the Republic of Portugal, Marcelon Rebelo de Sousa by "promote, strengthen and mobilize the entire country and all citizens to take advantage of all the opportunities for growth offered by a country like Portugal"

The test consists of 1.900 m of swimming that are made in the Bay of Cascais. He cycling sector from 90,1 km of route will leave Cascais by a flat road just next to the Ocean, heading to Sintra to go through the area of ​​Lagoa Azul and the Guincho Beach road with the view of the wild dunes back to Cascais. Finally the Foot race of 21,1 km is two laps in the town of Cascais, with a circuit attached to the sea.

In the male category Fernando Alarza He is the big favorite despite being his second middle distance race. Along with the talaverano, he also aspires to victory Joao Silva bronze medal in 2017 in the European sprint and olympic distance triathlon championships.

In the 70.3 of Cascais we can see a beautiful Spanish-Portuguese duel, with many of the best triathletes of both countries. On the Portuguese side, apart from Silva, they also compete Bruno Pais, Jose Estrageiro y Philip Azevedo. As regards the Spanish triathletes Spain presents possibly one of the most important representation of always in a test of IM 70.3, besides Alarza, will be Emilio Martin (Duathlon world and European champion) and Gustavo Rodríguez (current champion of Spain of Media and Long distance). Together with them, the rest of the Spanish representatives will be Miguel Ángel Fidalgo, Dani Múgica, Jon Unanue, Pedro José Andujar and Pakillo Fernández-Cortés.

As regards the female competition, the Portuguese Ana Filipa Santos is the favorite, along with the British Sara Lewis, the austrian Sylvia Gehnböck and the Polish Agnieszka Jerzyk On the Spanish side, Helene Alberdi, bronze medal in the championship of Spain of Guadalajara, and podium in Pamplona, ​​Zarautz and Vitoria will make his debut in the circuit IM 70.3 in the appointment of Cascais.

The competition will start next Sunday at the 7: 27 local time with the male PRO exit. Three minutes later the start of the female PRO category will take place and then to the 7: 35 the age groups.

Finally, we want to mention that within the age groups there will be more than 400 Spanish triathletes, what possibly supposes a record of participation of Spanish triathletes in a triathlon of the Ironman franchise celebrated outside Spain. We do not know in our database a test with more Spanish participation outside of our country.

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