4 Spanish will participate in the professional test this next October 8
Once again one of the most anticipated events of the year arrives with the dispute of the Ironman World Championship in Kona (Hawaii) this October 8, where this year we have the presence of Spanish 42 of which 4 will participate in professional category, Eneko Llanos competing for eleventh see in Kona, Ivan Raña, Gurutze Frades y Saleta Castro.
In our special Kona we tell you in another article How was the classification of the Spanish professionals for the Ironman World Cup?
In the men's event, as expected, the favorites poster is very broad. We quote below some of the favorites.
Iván Raña (ESP)
The ITU world champion in 2002 has had a year with very few competitions for what is usual in him.
Iván finished in the 12ª position last year and this year has participated in the Ironman 70.3 of Palmas in Brazil, Ironman of Lanzarote, the Ironman 70.3 of Budapest.
Eneko Llanos (ESP)
Seventh last year, he faces his eleventh participation in Kona. In July the Ironman of Frankfurt ran where he achieved a fantastic 3 position.
Jan Frodeno (ALE)
Sebastian Kienle (ALE)
World Champion in 2014 and eighth in 2015. This year winner of the Ironman of Frankfurt and we will surely see him fighting for victory.
Brent Mchahon (CAN)
The Canadian has achieved this year the third fastest mark in Ironman history in the Ironman Brazil with a time of 7: 46: 10
Lionel Sanders (CAN)
Lionel was 14 last year and this year he has managed to get off the 8 hours at the Ironman in Arizona.
Tim O'Donnell (USA)
Third last year, and it's a great runner, so we'll have to take him into account for the final fight.
Ben Hoffman (USA)
2014 was second and this year will also compete in the XTERRA World Championship.
Andy Potts (USA)
Fourth last year, he is one of the most veteran triathletes with 39 years.
Frederick Van Lierde (BEL)
World Champion in 2013, the Belgian is always among the triatelles to consider.
Gurutze Frades (ESP)
The Spaniard has won the victory in the Iroman Vichy, the second place in the Ironman 70.3 in Turkey and in the Ironman Malaysia. I finish its classification in the Iroman Brazil with a third place.
It is his first participation in Kona but he aspires to enter the final TOP10.
Saleta Castro (ESP)
The Galician was the last to qualify She was fifth in the Ironman Malaysia and was sixth in the Ironman of Frankfurt where she got her classification.
Saleta faces his first participation in Kona with great enthusiasm and try to do his best.
Daniela Ryf (SUI)
Winner last year, 2016 won the Challenge roth with the fastest time in recent years with a brand of 8: 22 and a week later took the victory in the Ironman Zurich. The Swiss comes with strength to revalidate its title.
Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
3 Ironman World Champion times is undoubtedly one of the great favorites
Jodie Swallow (GBR)
ITU long distance champion this year, she was fourth in 2014
Heather Jackson (USA)
She is one of the fastest runners, last year she climbed 9 positions in the race on foot finishing in the fifth final place
Melissa Hauschildt (AUS)
European Champion Ironman this year faces the test with desire to do well.
As for the old grups, in our special Kona, we tell you about the Spanish options to podium in Kona in GGEE
How to follow the test live?
The test will start at 06: 25 local time, 18: 25 Spanish time with professional male output and 18: 30 with female.
The test can be followed live through the live of our website, social networks or through the official website of the event: http://www.ironmanlive.com/