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Miriam Casillas in the Top-15 of the Cozumel World Cup

The Spanish has been ranked in the Top-15 of a very close test that has been developed on distance sprint.

Good paper of Miriam Casillas in the ITU World Triathlon Cup held this Sunday in Cozumel (Mexico).

One more year, Cozumel It has returned to harsh conditions due to the strong heat and humidity prevailing. The Japanese Yuka Sato was the first to perform the first 750 m of swimming. While Tamara Gómez y Miriam Casillas completed the sector to 30 seconds of the first positions.

During the first round of the four that have configured the cycling circuit, a 16-triathlon head squad has been formed, composed of some of the main favorites such as Rachel Klamer, Lisa Norden or Erin Densham, who has commanded the entirety of this second stretch of the event After them, the two Spaniards have dealt in a second chasing squad. The misfortune was present and the illicit Tamara Gomez has been forced to retire due to a flat tire during the second round of the course.

Once the 20 km of the section has been completed, a final segment of 5 km of a very open foot race has begun. In the first instants the Dutch Klamer and the American have occupied the first places. However, in a brilliant race, the Japanese Ai Ueda has been climbing positions to take the victory in a great comeback. The silver medal has been for Rachel Klamer and the bronze medal for the Australian Erin Densham

On the other hand, the pacense Miriam Casillas He has also progressed in a great race on foot to get the 13th position and enter the Top-15 of the event after a splendid final.

Victory for Murray in men's elite

Next came the men's competition with two Spaniards in Liza, Pablo Dapena and David Castro. At the end of the swimming segment, the Swiss Andreas Salvisberg has led the race on the way to T2. Already immersed in the 20 km cyclists, a wide front squad of more than 60 triathletes has been formed, including Dapena and Castro. The Spanish duo has remained well established in the group during the four laps of a flat segment, which has been made up of some very technical turns.

Everything was about to be decided in the final third of the race, with South African Richard Murray taking the reins from the beginning of the race section on foot. Throughout the two laps of the course, Murray has been consolidating in the lead and in the middle of the sector he has extended his lead to 24 seconds, over a chase squad of eleven triathletes. While Dapena and Castro have been falling behind as the sector progressed.

Finalmete, Richard Murray has been imposed with comfort with a time of 55: 02. After the South African triathlete, Kyle Jones (Canada) has hung the silver medal and the Hungarian Gábor Faldum has signed the third prize at stake.

As long as Pablo Dapena it has qualified in 30th place and David Castro in an unfortunate final, 60º, due to stomach problems.

Source and Photo: Fetri

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