Olympic silver medalist Lisa Norden once again proved her versatility with today’s win at Challenge Fuerteventura.
A short-course athlete also dominated the men’s race with Jens Toft of Denmark making a mark on a pro field that included the likes of Martin Jensen and Konstantin Bachor.
Perfect conditions welcomed the 300 athletes from 15 nations gathered on the island of Fuerteventura for the third edition of the race.
While both Norden and Toft led from start to finish, the battle for second and third saw fierce contention from Joerie Vansteelant, Mike Elgezabal, Jensen and Bachor. On the run Vansteelant showed his strength, closing on Toft while Bachor had to settle for third.
In the women’s it was only ever Elmear Muller and Daniela Saemmler in contention, finishing second and third respectively.
Triathlon athlete Victor del Corral, living and training on the Canary islands, has announced to come back to Playitas to participate in the Lighthouse triathlon 2013. This triathlon which takes place on the 2nd of March in the area of Tuineje, starting and finishing in Playitas Resort. Participants will have to complete a 1.5 k swim, followed by a 35 k cycling course and finishing this test against the distance with a 13 k run.
Last year Victor del Corral had a great season, with wins at the Ironman Lanzarote, the Lighthouse Triathlon on Fuerteventura and his 2nd consecutive title as the cross triathlon European champion. The athlete has chosen the Lighthouse Triathlon, organized by Playitas, to debut his season of 2013.
This year Victor will have to set a very good time again since his focus is to qualify for Kona, as he published in his competition calendar for 2013.
On December 8th, while in most of Europe it is freezing cold, we are fortunate to still have races like Playitas Aquathlon organized by Trispain Team in Fuerteventura.
It's a race, with 2.5 km running, followed by 1 km swim and another 2.5 km run, all around the golf field at the resort.
It starts at 10 am at the Plaza Rambla in Playitas Resort.
Besides participating, there are for each runner shirts, recovery station, awards ceremony and much more.
Furthermore, as an additional event, there will be an open water race, which has a distance of 1 km.
Registration and costs:
• Registrations until November 25, 2012 25 €/Participant
• Registrations until December 5, 2012 30 €/Participant
If you sign up for the Challenge Fuerteventura before the 1st December participate for free in the Aquatlon!
Saturday, the 15th September 2012, Fuerteventura has been the location for the first performance of the Coast to Coast event. A marathon competition of 90km with another 3 shorter distances to choose from carries you through the most beautiful places of the Island with authentic natural beauty and intensity. Óscar Latorre from Cartagena, born in Fuerteventura, has been the strongest and wrote his name with golden letters in the winners’ list.
The first edition of the Coast to Coast did not count many inscriptions. About 70 runners spread over the 4 possible distances wanted take part in this trial challenge which is pretended to put Fuerteventura in the national and international showcase. The most positive thing for the organization was the high inscription of national and foreign athletes. The royal distance started at 7am at Playitas (Tuineje). 90km of adventure, a fiercing head way, by perfect running trails, although marked by a powerful sun and high humidity. The conditions were extreme, but the innkeeper from Murcia Óscar Latorre, who curiously has been born on Fuerteventura Island, demonstrated his capability.
All start places for the 12th Challenge Roth on July 14, 2013 were booked up as fast as never before. On Monday (July 16) the online application process had been launched at precisely 10 a.m., and no more than 29 minutes later all of the 600 relay places were gone.
53 minutes after the launch of the application process all of the 2000 tickets for German and after 1.15 hours 1500 foreign individual starters were booked up as well. So once again, the race was fully booked within one single day.
Those who were not lucky enough to get a start place will have a very last chance in the traditional TEAMCHALLENGE pre-Christmas action. On December 6, at 12 noon it will again be possible for a short time to make an application. Both individual and relay starters will have the opportunity to obtain start places as part of a charity action – while stocks last, of course. And at the same time athletes will do a good deed, since part of the application fees will be donated to charitable institutions.
Switzerland’s Ronnie Schildknecht took the Ironman Switzerland win for the sixth year in a row, while Hungary’s Erika Csomor improved on her third-place finish from 2011 by taking the win.
Schildknecht combined a 55:38 swim, 4:27:42 bike and a 2:51:29 marathon to take the 8:17:13 victory, easily beating out his competition. Another Swiss athlete, Jan Van Berkel, took second thanks to a well-rounded day across swim, bike and run. Mathias Hecht made it an all-Swiss podium, earning third.
Csomor used a 1:02:12 swim, a 5:03:47 bike and a 3:11:37 marathon to take the women’s title in 9:20:16. Great Britain’s Bella Bayliss, who welcomed a baby less than a year ago, finished second. Simone Brandli was the first Swiss female across the line in third.
Trispain - Friday, July 13th de 2013
Athletes from around the globe will take on KMD Challenge Copenhagen on what is arguably the world's most spectacular city course, taking in the Danish capital's most iconic landmarks. More than 200,000 spectators are expected to line the vibrant city's streets, supporting the 2,000 athletes on their 226km journey.
More info: http://www.kmdchallengecopenhagen.com/