Part of the Spanish National Team attends the Enduroman of Lanzarote
El Enduroman of Lanzarote, which is held on February 4 and 5, faces its final stretch with registration lists that continue to add important triathlon figures at a national and international level. Of the 19 triathletes who are currently part of the male and female teams of the Spanish Triathlon Team, four of them have registered to participate in the Olympic Enduroman modality: the elite athletes Zuriñe Rodríguez and José Miguel 'Josemi' Pérez and the juniors Uxío Abuín and Melina Alonso.
As reported by the magazine Enduroman, Rodríguez and Pérez will represent Spain at the London Olympics.
Despite their youth, all four have exceptional sports histories. The Basque Zuriñe Rodríguez is 29 years old and she began practicing triathlon in 1999. Since then she has already been international 81 times, achieving five podiums and being Top 10 in 14 competitions. Her great success was in 2003 when she won the bronze medal at the Under 23 World Championship in the city of Queenstown.
"Josemi" Pérez was born in Cuenca 26 years ago and has been capped 55 times, winning six medals. He was first in the Guatapé Pan American Cup (Colombia) and second in the World Cup in Tongeyong last year.
Uxío Abuín, from A Coruña, is 21 years old and made his triathlon debut in 2005. Among other victories, he has been Galician cross country champion, Duathlon World champion, Junior European runner-up in 2010, runner-up in the Ibero-American Championship and 4th in the Pan-American Cup in 2011.
Melisa Alonso, from Ferrol, is 19 years old and has been international four times, winning medals twice. She was 3rd at the 2011 Duathlon Junior World Championships and XNUMXth at the European Junior Championships.
The Lanzarote Enduroman hopes to repeat this year the success of the last occasion. This festival will bring together the triathlon elite around three modalities: the double Enduroman -7.6 km by swim, 360 km by bike and 84.39 km-, the Enduroman -3.8 km by swim, 180 km by bike and 42.195 km on foot- , the half Enduroman - 1.9 km by swim, 90 by bike and 21 on foot- and the Olympic Enduroman -1.5 km by swim, 40 by bike and 10 on foot-.
The test will cover the southwest of Yaiza, one of the most endearing municipalities on the island. The bicycles will roll along a circuit parallel to the coast of the Volcanoes Natural Park that surrounds Timanfaya. The swimming events will be held in the fishing village of Playa Blanca and the foot race will take place along the promenade that connects Playa Blanca with the Marina Rubicón marina.