Joan Wager and Sara Jarillo win at the Triatló Olímpic Son Bou

The Son Bou Olympic Triathlon had to be converted to a duathlon due to bad weather

The full version of the Son Bou Olympic Triathlon you will have to wait another year. The bad weather and, above all, the jellyfish, forced to suspend the swimming section, turning the test into a duathlon.

All in all, the event, which is sponsored by the Fundació Foment del Turisme and the Alaior City Council, was a total success with Joan Wager y Sara Jarillo imposing itself in the Olympic modality, and the young Pau medina y Victoria Benavidez doing the same in the Super Sprint.

Bad weather forced the organization to cancel swimming and change it for a section of running on foot. In the case of the Olympic modality, the participants did three laps of 1 kilometer, before moving on to the bicycle. In the Super Sprint, they had to do only one lap.

Olympic distance

Wager set the pace from the get-go, with 2020 winner Guiem Tomeu Vadell following in his footsteps closely.

The athlete was clearly superior to the Mallorcan entering the finish line with a time of 1:53:04. Vadell was second with 1:55:30, while the podium completed it Miquel Capo Crespi with 1: 58: 20.

In women, it was Ana Mariblanca who took the initiative from the first moment, entering as a leader in the transition to cycling and running, but already in the Camí de Cavalls section Sara jarillo confirmed his best feelings and his good work on trail terrain to pass Ana and reach the finish line with a time of 2:19:06.

The second signed 2:20:45, while the podium was completed by the young woman rose halls with 2: 30: 59.

The first three classified men and the first three women achieved, thus, a ticket for the Spanish triathlon championship in the Olympic distance.

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Super Sprint Distance

In the Super Sprint distance, run by the cadet-age athlete Pau Medina who reached the finish line with a time of 42:21.

He was imposed on the experience of a champion and Paralympic athlete Alex Sánchez, with a place for the Tokyo games, who entered the finish line with a time of 42:28. The men's podium was closed by young Menorcan talent Sergi Pons, entering the finish line with a time of 44:30.

In women, Victoria Benavides managed to counteract the advantage acquired by Aina Beltrán in the first two transitions, signing a very good race in the final section, finishing with 47:47, followed by Beltrán with 48:38. Dolors Perelló was third with a time of 52:59.

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At the end of the competition, the Mayor of Alaior, José Luis Benejam, presided over the award ceremony accompanied by the manager of the Fundació del Foment del Turisme de Menora, Elena Costa, and the Alderman for Sports of Alaior, Rafel Quintana.

The participants valued the Son Bou test, an unusual tourist and sports product since it complements swimming and cycling with a section of running on foot that instead of being done on asphalt allows participants to discover or rediscover the section of They are Bou de Camí de Cavalls.

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