Javier Gómez Noya will compete in the Barcelona Triathlon

The test will be held on October 6 with the participation of 4.500 athletes, test record.

The Galician Javier Gómez Noya, the world's only pentacampeón of the specialty, will compete in the Barcelona Triathlon by Santander, that the October 6 will be played with the participation of 4.500 athletes, record of the event.

According to EFE, Javier Gómez Noya, 36, a silver medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games and winner of the Barcelona event in 2010 and 2014, is preparing for the Olympic Games. Tokyo 2020.

The triathlete of 36 years arrives at the appointment of Barcelona after having proclaimed long distance world champion in Pontevedra last May and be third in the 2019 Triathlon World Series, in which the Spanish Mario Mola finished second.

3 distances in the competition

The distances to travel in each category, on a very flat urban circuit of 10 kilometers, are Super Sprint -swimming 350 meters, cycling 10 km. (1 lap) and 2,5 race km.-; Sprint -750 meters swimming, 20 km cycling. (2 laps) and race 5 km.- and Olympic -1,5 km swimming, 40 km cycling (4 laps) and 10 km race.

In the three categories it will be possible to participate in the individual, relays and couples modalities. In this edition there will be a new modality 'a la carte relays', in which the participant will choose the segment in which they want to compete and the organization will complete their team.

The absolute record of the event (Olympic distance) in the men's category is held by the Mallorcan and three-time world champion Mario Mola, with 1.42: 55 since 2015 and the Gipuzkoan Ainhoa ​​Murua, holds the female with 1.51: 54 since 2011.

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