Pablo Dapena, one of the most emblematic figures of Spanish triathlon, has announced his retirement from professional sport this year. Although he will still compete in two more events, the Challenge Mallorca Peguera and the Ibiza Trialtón
This Galician has left an indelible mark on the world of triathlon, not only in Spain but also internationally.
Pablo Dapena González He has won two medals at the World Long Distance Triathlon Championships, gold in 2018 and silver in 2019, and a silver medal at the 2018 European Long Distance Triathlon Championships.
In addition, he won two bronze medals in the Ironman 70.3 European Championship, in 2019 and 2022.
|2018||Long Distance Triathlon World Championship||Gold||Long distance|
|2019||Long Distance Triathlon World Championship||Silver||Long distance|
|2018||European Long Distance Triathlon Championship||Silver||Long distance|
|2019||Ironman 70.3 European Championship||Bronze||Ironman 70.3|
|2022||Ironman 70.3 European Championship||Bronze||Ironman 70.3|
The main reason for his retirement is to spend more time with his family. Pablo became a father last year, and he commented on his social networks that “for 21 months, priorities have changed.”
He adds that he has missed fundamental moments and that this is the reason for his professional withdrawal.
This is the post that the Galician has published:
See this post on Instagram
An uncertain but exciting future
Pablo Dapena has spent more than two decades dedicated to sports and has decided that it is time to find a balance in his life.
Although he will no longer compete professionally and internationally, he is clear that he will remain attached to triathlon. He could even compete in the third division with the team they manage in Pontevedra, Rías Baixas.
From Triathlon News we wish you the best in your new stage.