The athlete is getting ready to participate in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on the island after the fantastic experience she had last year
During the day, her everyday life is spent behind computer screens, on mobile devices and in long meetings, carrying out her profession as a journalist and publicist to the best of her ability. But after work it’s all about sport, almost regardless of the activity, as long as she can get her heart rate up by striding, pedalling or arm strokes.
This is the day-to-day routine of María Gijón, a 31-year-old from Barcelona who finds her Zen moment every day in training for triathlon. This also led her to discover Lanzarote, an island that fascinates her with its excellent conditions for training or competing in her favourite sport.
It was almost a year ago that I came to Lanzarote for the first time, and I immediately fell in love with the island. I knew that I needed to come back here at least once a year.
Maria visited the island for the first time last year after enrolling in a triathlon camp. For several days, in addition to the intense training schedule, she was able to savour the local gastronomy, visit some of the tourist spots and enjoy the sun and the beach.
“It’s an island that renews your energy, it’s a paradise“. This year the triathlete repeated her experience at the camp, but she also competed in the Volcano Triathlon, winning in her age group. “It was an incredible experience to be able to coincide with great triathletes like Sara Pérez in a triathlon that I found spectacular for the scenery, the course and the atmosphere“.
“Lanzarote is a place that renews your energy“
A few months ago, the athlete signed a contract with the sports brand ASICS, and she is also part of a project from the IRONMAN brand to give greater visibility to women in their competitions. Her main objective for this year is the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship to be held in August in Finland.
“Triathlon is a hobby that I take very seriously, that’s why I chose to come to the island – it’s the perfect place to train and a benchmark for both professional and amateur triathletes.“
María has vowed to “come to the island at least once a year” and recommends that any athlete who wants to focus on their training should visit Lanzarote because, as she points out, anyone who trains on the island does so surrounded by incredible landscapes and in an environment where nature is present at every moment of the journey.