The Galician Iván Raña arrived second at the finish line becoming the Spanish primes of the competition.
Alessandro Degasperi, in the men’s category, and Lucy Gossage, as the first woman to cross the finishing line, were announced this Saturday new winners of the XVII edition of the Ironman Lanzarote -Club La Santa 2018. Both athletes had previously achieved the first place in the podium in 2015 and 2014, respectively.
Among the national runners, the Galician Ivan Raña, who finished second in the men’s category, and Pedro Andujar were ranked in the top five. The third of the general in Lanzarote was the French Cyril Viennot . While also the Spanish Saleta Castro played a good role, finishing fourth among the girls.
This has been the magnificent show that has been lived in an exciting race until the last breath that has had absolutely everything and that has deserved every second attention that each viewer has dedicated.
As usual, the race started at 07:00 in the morning with the immersion in Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen, where a total of 1,850 athletes took the start. After two laps of swimming, the athletes climbed quickly to the bicycles to undertake the longest and toughest section of the race, a tour that took them through all the municipalities of the island.
Later they began the race, where the winners began to come off quickly. It was precisely in the marathon when De Gasperi showed his absolute dominance in the world’s toughest and most prestigious long distance triathlon. In females it is possible to emphasize the impressive performance of Simone Mitchell that in spite of not being a professional athlete managed to arrive second to the goal, but due to the professional classification the second place was granted to him to Michele Vesterby. The third place went to Nikki Bartlett.
Champion De Gasperi said.. “I have to thank Guillaume Romaine because it made me work very hard during the bike I was very confident in myself , but until you cross the finish line you never know what can happen The last 20 kilometers I had leg cramps and it was very hard, but I was able to keep my pace and achieve what I wanted. ”
The winner Lucy Gossage could not contain her joy: “The race was tough, but I felt incredible on the bike and the most important thing is that I felt comfortable at the head, without worrying too much about the girls behind, I am very happy.