Spanish triumphed ahead of Frenchman Dylan Magnien.
Spaniard and five-time world triathlon champion Javier Noya won the third edition of Ironman 70.3 Portugal Cascais, ahead of Frenchman Dylan Magnien and Portuguese Filipe Azevedo, who repeated third place a year ago.
The 36-year-old Spanish athlete completed the 1.9-kilometer swim, 90-kilometer and 21-kilometer track, which went through Cascais, Oeiras, Lisbon and Sintra in 3: 51.11 minutes, 4.32 minutes less than the Gallic and runner up.
"I felt good throughout the race. I made a mistake on the cycling course, made a mistake and did an extra mile, but I managed to rectify, stayed focused and did well in athletics to do a good race. easy route, especially the second part of the cycling, which was very complicated, but I saved my strength at first to squeeze in the hardest parts of the course, "said Javier Noya, who made his debut at Ironman 70.3 Portugal Cascais with the victory.
Already Filipe Azevedo, the best Portuguese in competition, cut the goal in third place, after 3: 56.48, and, despite repeating the feat of 2018, wanted better performance in Cascais.
"This year I aimed to fight for a better position. I knew that Javier Gomez Noya is one of the best athletes in the world and it would be hard to beat him, but I also knew that by doing a good race I could reach second place. I was well on my way to that, but at the beginning of the cycling course I lost all my nutrition. And when I started running, after 10 kilometers, I started to suffer because of that and I tried to endure it until the end, "he said.
Despite the mishap and failed to achieve the initial goal, Filipe Azevedo was "very happy to be the best Portuguese" in the race. "Third place again is a good end result," concluded current runner-up European runner-up and Ironman 70.3 champion of Shanghai, China in 2018.
Among the ladies, Briton Ema Pallant took first place on the podium after finishing the race at 4: 18.21 hours, with a comfortable lead over Spaniard Anna Noguera, runner-up at 4: 27.52.
Third place was held by German Anna-Lena Pohl with 4: 36.41 minutes, while Vanessa Pereira, the best Portuguese in the race, finished in seventh position with 4: 55.48.
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