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Posadas celebrates the 30 Anniversary of its triathlon with the participation of high level athletes

On September 22 in the afternoon the two modalities of this test will be held, the Caliphs of Iron and Calima Desafío Posadas.

El Posadas Triathlon by Zone 3 celebrates this year its 30th anniversary, a test belonging to the Andalusian Championship, which will celebrate its two modalities next Saturday, September 22, the Sprint Iron Caliphs and Calima Challenge in Half distance.

Today it has been presented at the Córdoba Provincial Council with the presence of Emilio Martínez, mayor of the town of Posadas; Martín Torralbo, youth and sports deputy of the Córdoba Provincial Council; Pedro Serrano, delegate of the Andalusian Triathlon Federation in Córdoba; Rubén Ruzafa, 4 times cros triathlon world champion; Dolores Ana Then, judge of the Andalusian Triathlon Federation and athlete.

Martín Torralbo, which has had an impact on "the relevance that tests like this have for the province of Córdoba, placing it as a benchmark in the organization of quality events". Torralbo has pointed out, in this sense, the "joint work of administrations, clubs and municipalities" and stressed the "tourist and economic significance that this Triathlon has for the entire region."

For his part, the mayor of the town, Emilio Martínez, He has insisted that "thanks to the involvement of the people of Posadas and institutional support, this test, which began in 89, has a remarkable quality, which increases over the years." Martínez has indicated that "we have changed its date of celebration, from August to September, and in the afternoon, so that this involvement of the people of Posadas is even greater and they can enjoy this event on its streets."

The delegate in Córdoba of the Andalusian Triathlon Federation, Pedro Serrano, referred to "at the level of athletes, we have a luxury lineup, with athletes like Rubén Ruzafa, four times absolute world champion in triathlon cross; Gurutze Frades, record of Spain Women in Ironman distance; and Ander Okamika, podium in the Spanish championship of duathlon and medium distance triathlon. Regarding the Sprint category, they will compete, among others, Igor Bellido, champion of Spain cadet selected for the Youth Olympic Games; and Rocío Molas, current Andalusian champion in Olympic distance and runner-up in sprint distance.

For its part, Rubén Ruzafa It indicated: "I return to Posadas after the celebration of their Spanish championship in 2013 where I obtained third place and I am looking forward to running those 21km through the streets of Posadas with the light show, batucada and hoses that their organization has prepared for us."

Finally, the athlete Dolores Luengo, He underlined the "important work carried out by volunteers and their technicians in the organization of this Triathlon, one of the most spectacular I know, being very difficult to organize a test of these characteristics for 30 years."

As a prelude to the event, on Friday the 21st there are planned a series of parallel activities, such as an exhibition of old bicycles in the Posadas Auditorium, and a series of talks and recognition ceremony at the Teatro Liceo 'Manuel Rumí Cortés' cinema.

The next day, September 22, the competition will start, at 11 am, with the delivery of numbers, and the start of the Sprints Califas de Hierro and Calima Media Distancia tests will be at 16:45 and 15:30 respectively.

All the information about the test is available on the official website of the event: (link)


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