Playa de Muro today celebrated the inaugural edition ofl Mallorca 140.6 Triathlon with exceptional conditions.
In this return from the long-distance triathlon to Mallorca, the Dutch Marion tuin and British Sam Shepted They have won the victory after 3.800 meters of swimming, 180 kilometers of cycling and 42,2 kilometers of running to the spectacular finish line that is open until midnight today, the scheduled entry time of the last finishers.
Marion Tuin managed to close the gap that the Belgian Deborah Van Gossum had made after a good swim in the bay of Alcùdia, with an impressive cycling segment.
In the race on foot he knew how to measure the advantage to cross the finish line in 10:22:32. Van Gossum was second with 11:40:20. French Julia Aland finished third in 12:01:41.
In the men's category, the Mallorcan Carlos López caught a great swim to achieve a wide advantage that led him to lead the race until the second transition, but he had to leave when he got off the bike due to severe back pain that has prevented him from running. .
Francesc Artigues was the first triathlete in the walking segment, but he also retired before the half marathon. Ramón Ejeda took the lead after the second half of the marathon, chased by local Joan Nadal, who pushed as hard as he could after suffering a puncture in the cycling segment.
He remained in the lead until kilometer 24, but gave up the lead to British Sam Shepted, who was 'hunting' rivals until he crossed the finish line in first place in 9:12:05.
Nadal was able to maintain second place despite physical problems (9:14:04) and, finally, Ander Irigoyen finished third after a spectacular comeback in the second half marathon.
In the distance "Half" of Mallorca 140.6 (1.900 meters of swimming, 90 km of cycling and 21 of running on foot) the Balearic Miguel Ángel Fidalgo dominated the race from start to finish with great authority, without giving any option to the rivals, with a time of 4:08:29.
The German Philipp Stadter and the British Darren Orchard were second and third, respectively. In the women's category, the Catalan Marta Burgués also achieved victory in 5:09:23 with a great advantage over her pursuers, the German Daniela Jakobler and the Czech Maria Sykorova.
The organization has arranged cash prizes for the first male and female professional classifieds totaling € 10.000, and Mark Livesey has been the winner of the fun special category called "Vintage" for those triathletes who have used bicycles and equipment of the 80s and 90s, as a tribute to the pioneers of this sport.
The Mallorca 140.6 Triathlon has been developed under a strict anti-Coronavirus protocol to guarantee the safety of athletes, spectators and volunteers, and aspires to become an international benchmark due to the extremely high organizational demands and the spectacular natural environment in which it is held.
The Mallorca 140.6 Triathlon is a return to the origins of this type of competition in which 'drafting' is prohibited in the cycling segment (go to wheel), extending the distance from 12 to 20 meters.
Mallorca 140.6 Triathlon Classification (Long Distance)
- Sam Shepted 9h12: 05
- Joan Nadal 9h14: 04
- Ander Irigoyen 9h22: 37
- Marion Tuin: 10:22:32
- Deborah Van Gossum 11:40:20
- Julia Aland 12h01: 41