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Aguayo, Charles win Volcano Triathlon titles

Emilio Aguayo and Lucy Charles winners Volcano Triathlon 2019

Lanzarote – The Spaniard, Emilio Aguayo, of CDM Club CLAVANT Moncada and the Brit, Lucy Charles, of Club Team CB put in brilliant performances to win the XXXV Triathlon Volcano. The event is the longest running triathlon event in Spain.
The event attracted many competitors from the mainland and from the Canary Islands to make up the 470 participants who took part. The event took place in cloudy but not too warm conditions. and without the notorious wind of the island, allowing for good performances.

Excellent performance  by Emilio Aguayo at XXXV Triathlon Volcano

The swimming part took place in the Lagoon of la Santa at 10 o’clock. The first to come out of the water would be Ricardo Hernandez, of the Tenerife of the Disa HPS,  followed by a single second by the current leader of the Canaries Triathlon series, Raúl Lecuona.  and then Emilio Aguayo came out the water in 3rd place.

The 40 km cycle leg followed. The course goes towards Famara passing through Soo, which the Spaniard Aguayo completed with a powerful cycle performance to take the lead from Caleta Caballo early into the cycle leg, while on his way to record an excellent time of 56 minutes 51 seconds.

Aguayo ran the 10km leg in the direction to the town of La Santa in an unchallenged time of  32 minutes 31 seconds, to record an overall time of  1 hour 52 minutes 27 seconds. In second position was the German, Stefan Schmid, with a time of 1 h. 55.34, closely followed by Raúl Lecuona from Tenerife in 1 h. 55.46, strengthening his dominance of the Canary Triathlon Series. The two best from the Canary Islands behind Lecuona was Ricardo Hernández (6th) and Juan Luis Díaz Barroso (9th).

Lucy Charles dominant at Volcano Triathlon 2019

In the women’s section, Lucy Charles of Great Britain, said days before the event, that she was going to take the competition as training and she did, but her level is so great that she came out of the water first in 18 minutes 8 seconds. She maintained her lead on the cycle leg, posting the 2nd fastest cycle time of the day. Dutch triathlete, Tessa Kortekaas, who is based in Lanzarote, set the fastest cycle leg with a time of 1 h.03.20. However, this was not good enough a rampant Charles who recorded a run leg time of 38 minutes 11 seconds, which would stretch her win over Kortekaas (2nd in 2 h.10.43) to 5 minutes. The Brit won in 2 h. 05.12 with Belgian triathlete, Amber Rombaut (ITZU Tri team), taking 3rd in a time of 2h. 14.12.

Top female Canarian on the day was Raquel Arostegui from Tenerife in the fourth place with 2 h. 16.28.

With these performances, triathletes from the Canary Islands performed well in the Canary Triathlon Series.

The organizers of Club La Santa, can be happy with the overall running of the event and public interest.

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