The male athlete stopped the clock in 1:54:29, while Zaira did it in 2:09:22 total time
The competition Anfi Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria You already have your Olympic distance champions.
Raúl Lecuona Gil-Roldán and Zaira Lorenzo Pérez are the new leaders of the 2022 editioncompleting the course as the fastest in the best destination in the world for triathlon.
Raúl Lecuona, from the Royal Swimming Club, completed the Olympic distance in a time of 1:54:29 Closely followed by the second classified, César Vera de León (Metropole Swimming Club) with a total time of 1:55:53 and Karim Balli Al Soufi (Metropole Swimming Club) with a time of 1:55:56, with just a difference of three seconds with the second and entering practically together through the goal arch of the Anfi del Mar beach avenue.
and placed in the lead from the first moment with a very demanding peloton that forced him to speed up the times in the route and transitions. In swimming he stopped the clock at 19:19 minutes, 56:52 on his bike route and 34:28 for the race, thus gaining just a few seconds of difference with his rivals.
The 2022 Olympic distance champion of the
Anfi Challenge Mogan Gran Canaria He has declared himself very happy and satisfied with the title, in a test that he has resolved with a good time and that he has enjoyed. The weather in Anfi del Mar "is the best for the competitors," he explained, grateful for
«The great influx of public that has supported us in those last meters of the race, with the push we need». The weather has been an advantage that has helped him speed up times. "This test is great, tough but a very good challenge" and with this title he hopes to "continue adding" to his sports career and with his team.
The first female to cross the finish line was the favourite, Zaira Lorenzo Pérez (Club Natación Reales), who stopped the clock with 2:09:22 of total time, one minute ahead of the Finnish triathlete Henrika Parviainen (Aqua Plus Triathlon) with a time of 2:10:23, and the Spanish Melina Alonso (Perota Dental Triathlon Team) with 2:10:40.
The champion attended this test to
“add for the team” within the Canarian Triathlon Series in which the Gran Canaria competition is framed, managing to close the swimming with a time of 22:48, and gaining an advantage on the bicycle with a time of 1:03:13, while the race has taken him 39:21 to the finish.
He declared himself "very happy" to have led this podium so "hard" for the triathlon, which has made him light after two consecutive weekends of competition in the middle distance. Although he assures that the last minutes of the bike cost him, he managed to cut the clock and finish first.
"Much better than I expected," he celebrated.
The Olympic distance of the Anfi Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria is the starting signal for the 2022 Canarian Challenge season, and
this is the first of his sports appointments, which for the first time in his history is divided into two to give more prominence to competitors and fans, who will be able to enjoy twice the Challenge this year. The next appointment with the middle distance will be next Saturday, April 23, an unmissable appointment with the best international elite.