Orihuela will host the National Long Distance Triathlon Championship "I Viento del Pueblo Triathlon" on November 6. The test will consist of 4.000 meters of swimming, 120 of cycling and 30 kilometers of running.
The swimming test will take place in the Pedrera reservoir, while the cycling circuit will pass through Hurchillo, Bigastro, San Miguel de Salinas, Rebate and Torremendo, which will be given two laps. The end of the bicycle segment will end at the Palacio del Agua, where the race on foot will begin, which will pass through the urban area. In this case, two 15-kilometre circuits will be developed: the first will follow the course of the Segura river and the second will cross the urban area, towards the Santo Domingo school and the Palmeral.
The presentation of the test took place yesterday and the Councilor for Sports, Luis Galiano, assured that the organizers offered the possibility of holding this championship in Orihuela and the Department of Sports "could not reject the offer."
The organizer of the triathlon, Ximo Rubert, explained that the participation of some 200 athletes, both professional and popular, is expected, although the device that will be set up will cover a maximum of 300 athletes.
Rubert commented that the athletes who cross the finish line first will take about six hours to complete the entire route, although others may take about ten hours. In addition to the Department of Sports, other areas, such as Commerce, Tourism and Citizen Security are also involved in the organization of this "I Triathlon Viento del Pueblo".