More than five hundred triathletes gathered last Saturday in Puerto del Carmen to compete in the 9th edition of Ocean Lava Lanzarote
The sun was rising in Puerto del Carmen as the excellent sporting atmosphere began to develop in the Avenida de las Playas. The more than 500 triathletes participating in the three sections were gathering in the transition area, preparing their materials before competing on this important date in the world of triathlon in Lanzarote.
The starting gun went off at 8 o’clock in the morning, and the British athlete Stephen Bayliss completed the swimming section in the lead, gaining an important advantage over the remaining competitors. However, during the cycling section, his compatriot Michael Lavender cut the lead, practically reaching the head of the race in the second transition. During the running section Lavender confirmed his advantage.
In the end, Michael Lavender crossed the finishing line in first place, with the stopwatch marking 03:29:22. Second place went to Tenerife’s Luis Hernández (03:33:05), with Stephen Bayliss finishing in third place (03:33:15).
In the women’s category, Tessa Kortekaas, a German national and Lanzarote resident, came in first completing the event in 04:25:14. Second and third places on the podium went to Lucy Biddlestone (04:36:29) and Dácil Hernández.
Olympic distance classification
1º Iván Díaz (02:21:03)
2º Yeray Suárez (02:23:06)
3º Johathan Daly (02:25:01)
1ª Amber Rombaut (02:29:35)
2ª Alexandra Sogaard (02:41:28)
3ª Gretta O Connor (02:52:41)
1º Harry Holdaway (34:05)
2º Sam Murray (35:17)
3º Luis Signorelli (35:22)
1ª Mia Leadbeater (36:00)
2ª Leila Thom (39:25)
3ª Luis Signorelli (35:22)