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Noya recovered from a virus, by all in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Noya who comes from being sick, will compete in search of his second world title in Ironman 70.3



On Sunday 30 returns to compete Javier Gómez Noya, but not in a World Series triathlon but in the Middle Ironman distance, called 70.3 (the sum in miles of the 3 distances) internationally. Is in Zell am See (Austria) and it is the World Championship dependent on the World Triathlon Corporation, the organizing company of the Hawaii Ironman. A topical WTC this week having been purchased by a Chinese investment group.

Javi won this title in 2014 in Canada and of course its objective is to revalidate it. But the competition will be even tougher than in 2014, with a strong presence of German specialists in that distance. And if that was not enough, he had to be in bed two days after the Stockholm triathlon from a virus that you probably caught while swimming: "I have felt very bad, without strength, I could not even get out of bed. But as the weekend approaches I have been feeling well and I hope to be competitive on Sunday. The level is going to be tremendous and I hope I don't lose much on my bike to be able to be in the fight for victory in the third phase".

 In the Pro Male category there will be a 60 participants (apart there are several thousand among all amateur age groups) who will be the first to start the 10 triathlon: 45 in the morning.

Swimming in the lake, with 2 laps of 1km, with 2 turns of 180 degrees in each one. The 90 km of cycling (which Javier will tackle with a Specialized Shiv “goat” bike, different from the one in the World Series) are one lap, almost everything very fast except for a pass that is crowned towards km 35 with 2 km very hard. On foot it is 21km with two flat laps in which you will go very quickly; It is in this phase where Gómez Noya can take advantage of being used to running very fast in the 5 and 10km triathlons.

The Champion of last year Javier Gómez Noya He will try to revalidate his title but he will have to fight hard, since he will be on the starting line for triathletes of the size by Tim DomJim ReedJan Frondeno,  Bart Arneaots, Sebastian Kienle o Terenzo Bozone among others.

Jan Frodeno, it was proclaimed last July Ironman European Champion in Frankfurt, breaking the test record, so we will surely see a duel in style between Gómez NoyaFrodeno and the current World Champion Sebastian Kienle

The Catalan Albert Moreno, will also participate in the test, which after suffering an injury that has had him removed from the competition reappeared on August 9 in the Ironman 70.3 European Championshipgetting a TOP10

In 2015 it has already competed in another Half Ironman, in June in  Staffordshire (Great Britain), with easy victory. Now it will not be as easy but without doubt that, despite this health problem, will be willing to give everything.

Course plans: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/world-championship/athletes/course.aspx#axzz3k9FEwp00

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