EThis weekend, the New Zealand city of Taupo, which is preparing to host the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship next year, becomes the focus of attention for athletes and fans.
Among the notable competitors, Javier Gómez Noya He presents himself as a strong candidate for victory since he arrives at the test after having won the IRONMAN 70.3 Mossel Bay.
After a season of consecutive victories, the Galician seeks to close the year with a fourth victory.
The men's competition promises to be close, with the presence of athletes of the caliber of Kyle Smith y Braden Currie, who represent a serious threat to Gómez Noya.
Smith, known for his strength in swimming, and Currie, who always thrives on his land, are rivals to be reckoned with. Besides, Jack moody y Mike Phillips They could surprise, adding excitement to the test.
As for the female category, Hannah Berry y Rebecca Clarke They lead the list of favorites.
Both, with an outstanding participation in the World Championship in Kona, seek to close the season with a victory at home. Lotte Wilms, after recently competing in Australia, is also emerging as a strong contender.
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Schedules and how to follow it live
The men's race will start at 18:15 p.m. on Friday, December 8, Spanish peninsular time, followed by the women's category at 18:18 p.m.
The event will not have a live broadcast, but followers will be able to stay updated through the application IRONMAN Tracker, which will offer real-time information on all stages of the competition.
Prizes and slots
Prize money amounts to $30,000, with $4,000 going to the winners.
Additionally, four qualification places will be awarded for next year's World Championships in Taupo, two for women and two for men.
There are no previous results.