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The best moments of the 2017 in Triathlon News

Before the end of the year we want to gather what are in our opinion the best moments of the Triathlon in the year 2017

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1.- Mario Mola World Cup and Gold-Silver Doublet along with Noya

Mari or Mola

Mario Mola he took his second consecutive World Cup and Javier Gómez Noya was a silver medal. Both have achieved 3 gold-silver doubles in the last four seasons.

Photo: ITU

2.- Javier Gomez Noya Ironman 70.3 World Champion

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In Galician he took the victory in his second Ironman 70.3 World Championship after the one won in 2014.

Photo: @ironmanlive

3.- 5 Spanish top26 worldwide (Mola, Noya, Alarza, Chente and Uxio)

5 Spanish top26 worldwide (Mola, Noya, Alarza, Chente and Uxio)
Spain closed 2017 with five triathletes among the 26 best in the world: Mario Mola, Javier Gómez Noya, Fernando Alarza, Vicente Hernández and Uxío Abuín)

Uxío Photo: ITU / Foto Alarza: Marti Villa / Chente Photo: ITU - Tommy Zaferes

4- Iván Álvarez wins the triathlon of Vitoria and receives the news that he has been a father for the second time

Iván Álvarez wins the triathlon of Vitoria and receives the news that he has been a father for the second time
Iván Álvarez won the Triathlon of Vitoria for the second time in a row and upon entering the finish he received news that he had been a father, one of the most exciting images of the year.

Photo Triathlon Vitoria

5.- International consolidation of Saleta Castro, Gurutze Frades y Judith Corachán in Ironman and Ironman 70.3 circuits

International consolidation of Saleta Castro, Gurutze Frades and Judith Corachán in the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 circuits

 The three Spanish triathletes established themselves internationally, achieving great results. Saleta was top5 in three Ironmans (1st in Maastrich, 4th in Malaysia and 5th in Lanzarote). Gurutze managed to qualify for Kona for the second time, thanks to being top5 in two Ironman KPR 4000, South Africa (5th) and Brazil (4th). For her part, Judith Corachán was the first Spanish to qualify for an IM 70.3 World Championship where she achieved 20th position, in addition to being top9 in the Moringa World Challenge.

Photo Saleta: Ironman / Photo Gurutze: Courtesy of Gurutze Frades / Judith: Vitoria Triathlon

6.- Kona classification by Carlos López

Carlos Lopez

 One of the great feats of the year. Carlos López managed to qualify for the World Cup Hawaii Ironman in PRO category ... despite not being a professional triathlete, since he has a 40-hour week job as a salesperson for surgical supplies. Unfortunately Carlos could not compete when he was hit by a car while training days before Kona.

Photo: IM Mallorca

7.- The Good Rockers never die

Eneko Llanos, Iván Raña, Clemente Alonso, Alejando Santamaría, Marcel Zamora and Iván Álvarez

Five Spanish triathletes Eneko Llanos, Ivan Raña, Clemente Alonso, Alejando Santamaría, Marcel Zamora e Iván Álvarez They demonstrated that you can be competitive at the highest level in different types of tests with 38 or more years. Among the 6 amounting to 150 competing seasons, all (except for Ivan) have more than 25 years in the triathlon. His triumphs have been:

  • Eneko Llanos: Raced in Kona for the 12th time, 2nd at IM Austria and 4th at IM Nice (Photo: enekollanos.com)
  • Iván Raña: 11th in Kona and 3rd in IM Cozumel (Photo: ivanrana.es
  • Clemente Alonso: 1º in IM Kalmar (Sweden) (Photo @TriSport)
  • Alejando Santamaría: 3º in the Challenge Madrid (Photo: @Challengemadrid)
  • Marcel Zamora: 1º in Embrunman (Photo: Embrunman)
  • Iván Álvarez: 1st in the Vitoria Triathlon (Photo: Oinezko lasterketa / Triathlon Vitoria)

8.- The international medals of Emilio Martín and Mavi García

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Emilio and Mavi won medals both in the duathlon world and in the European. The Huelva-born Emilio Martín was proclaimed European champion in Soria and later achieved silver in the Pectinton World Championship. For its part, the Balearic Mavi García won silver medal in both the European championship and the world championship.

Photo: Mavi Garcia

9.- Triumphs and medals of Rubén Ruzafa

Ruben Ruzafa

 The Malaga-born Rubén Ruzafa has reaped great results this year, highlighting the bronze medal in the XTERRA World Championship and the silver medal in the ITU World Triathlon Cross. He was also proclaimed champion of the XTERRA European circuit and achieved victory in 7 XTERRA circuit events.

Photo: xterramaui.com

10.- The victories of Patrick Lange and Daniel Ryf at the Hawaii Ironman World Cup

 Patrick Lange and Daniel Ryf wins at the Hawaii Ironman World Cup

The German was about to lose 8h in Kona, winning the race with a spectacular comeback in the race on foot, while the Swiss took the win for the third time in a row.

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