The seventeenth edition of the Portocolom International Triathlon has once again brought a very exciting day with two epic victories in the men's and women's categories.
The Irish Eimear Mullan he achieved his third victory in Porto Colom advancing in the last meters of the race segment on foot to Eva Wutti. The young German Markus Hörmann he achieved his first victory as a professional also climbing the race on foot to snatch the victory Florian Kriegl. On this fantastic spring day, 700 triathletes participated by covering the two tests (55.5 and 111) in this traditional event that is one of the first in the European calendar.
Today we have lived in Porto Colom (Felanitx) a very exciting day of triathlon with two victories forged in the last segment of the competition (after 1 km of swimming, 100 km of cycling and 10 km of foot race) in which Eimear Mullan and Markus Hörmann were able to take the first position after fantastic trails comeback.
The Irish Eimear Mullan has achieved his third victory in the International Triathlon Portocolom advancing in the last meters to the two triathletes who preceded him after the demanding cycling segment. Mullan crossed the finish line in 4h02: 26 after overtaking the Austrian Eva Wutti, a formidable cyclist, second in goal, and the German Julia Gajer (third), with a very low income of less than 10 seconds. "I have suffered a lot to win, but I am very fond of this race, it is very special for me because here I won my first victory at 2010, and I pushed until the end. Although I came out of the water well, the bike is very hard and I had to run at full speed to reach Wutti and Gajer, two very strong rivals, "said Mullan after crossing the finish line.
In the men's category, the German Markus Hörmann maintained a beautiful pulse throughout the competition with Florian Kriegl, who hunted just before reaching the lighthouse of Portocolom. The Austrian Kiegl took the lead in the cycling segment after overtaking Miguel Angel Fidalgo (first triathlete during the swim), and although he managed an advantage of just over a minute in the second transition, Hörmann knew how to neutralize and get his first victory as a professional triathlete. Another German, Fabian Juergen Rahn, took the podium as third place. "I knew that going up twice to Sant Salvador was going to be hard, but not so much! The race is very beautiful, and it lasts, but I've been running very well and I've been able to win, "he said. The Balearic Joan Nadal was fifth and first Spanish in goal after a fantastic cycling segment.
At the same time, a 55.5 test (500 m of swimming, 50 of cycling and 5 of running race) that concluded with the victories of the Swiss Sandrine Benz and the Spanish Óscar Vicente.
There were also famous faces competing in Portocolom, such as former professional cyclist Marcel Wust and Formula 1 driver Pedro Martinez de la Rosa, who competed in relays doing the 100 km of cycling with his brothers.
International Triathlon Classification of Portocolom 2014
1 Markus Hörmann (GER) 3h41: 52
2 Florian Kriegl (AUT) 3h44: 54
3 Fabian Juergen Rahn (GER) 3h46: 17
1 Eimear Mullan (IRL) 4h02: 26
2 Eva Wutti (AUT) 4h02: 34
3 Julio Gajer (GER) 4h03: 18
Further information: http://www.triathlonportocolom.com/
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