sábado, junio 09, 2018

Javi Gòmez Ironman Cairns, segundo, gurutze 4ª

El español se prepara para el Mundial de Hawai

El cinco veces campeón mundial de triatlón Javier Gómez Noya se estrenó este domingo en Cairns (Australia) en el mundo 'Ironman'. Gómez Noya logró un meritoso segundo puesto y una gran marca por debajo de las ocho horas, (7h56:38), a 1:40 del ganador, el neozelandés Braden Currie.
A sus 35 años, Javier Gómez Noya ha dejado aparcada la distancia clásica para prepararse para el Mundial de Hawai, motivo por el cual ha participado en este Ironman australiano.
El recorrido del mismo estaba compuesto por un tramo de 3.8km a nado, 180km de ciclismo, con un ascenso medio, y 42.195m a pie, con tres vueltas a un circuito urbano por el enclave turístico de Port Douglas. Gómez Noya formó parte del quinteto delantero a la salida del agua y acabó séptimo tras el tramo en bicicleta. No obstante, en el tramo a pie no tardó en colocarse en las primeras posiciones.
Si bien es cierto que Currie aceleró el ritmo e impuso distancia, el español también logró rebajar las ocho horas, algo que no había ocurrido en la historia de la prueba hasta esta carrera, donde primero y segundo lograron quedar por debajo de dicha marca.
El Mundial se disputará el 13 de octubre en Kona (Hawai), una prueba marcada por las condiciones climáticas extremas que la convierten en la más dura del mundo Ironman. http://www.marca.com/polideportivo/2018/06/10/5b1ce67a268e3eef2f8b45f9.html

Ya soy un Ironman 😂 Gran experiencia hoy en Cairns. El día antes de la carrera habría firmado una marca de 7h56min en un circuito no especialmente rápido. Pero no ha sido suficiente para ganar, Braden Currie hizo una carrerón y fue el justo vencedor. Personalmente estoy contento con mi rendimiento hasta los últimos 10km. A partir de ahí tocó sobrevivir y llegar a la meta como pude. He aprendido mucho y espero poder solventar algunos problemas en próximas ocasiones para ser más consistente en esa parte final.
También, gran trabajo de mi compañero de equipo en Bahrain, Terenzo, cerrando el podium. Y felicidades a todos los finishers.
Es momento de agradecer a toda la gente que me apoya: mi familia, Anneke, el equipo que trabaja conmigo, mis sponsors... Y a todos los que me seguís y estáis ahí carrera tras carrera. 📷 Talbot Cox


Gomez, Carfrae Anchor Strong Cairns Field

Javier Gomez wins the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. (Photo by Donald Miralle)
Javier Gomez wins the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. (Photo by Donald Miralle)

The IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship in Australia this weekend offers a sneak peek of Kona superstars.

*The pro action starts at 7:35 am AEST. Follow our live blog on IRONMAN.com and on Twitter @IRONMANLive, and join the conversation using the hashtag #IMAPChamps for both Twitter and Instagram.
by Ian Hepenstall
The highly anticipated debut of multi world champion and Olympic medalist Javier Gomez provides the backdrop to a star-packed  in Cairns, Australia on Sunday.
While the Spanish short-course specialist has already qualified for Kona courtesy of his IRONMAN 70.3 victory in Chattanooga last year,  Cairns will provide a critical litmus test of his ability to venture into IRONMAN racing.
There is also considerable interest in the return of local Queenslander, Mirinda Carfrae, who will be hoping to follow the recent successes from a bunch of "super moms" who've made winning returns to the sport. Carfrae is a three-time IRONMAN world champion, had a baby girl Isabelle with husband Tim O’Donnell last year, and is aiming to return to the highest level of her game.
The men’s pro field is stacked with more than 35 victories over the distance and includes three former winners at Cairns in Tim Van Berkel (2016), Luke McKenzie (2013, 2015) and David Dellow (2012).
Gomez is a double IRONMAN 70.3 world champion and five-time ITU World Champion with all the credentials to step up.
"Everything is new for me, new training programs, nutrition tricks, etc. My main goal is to test my body for the full distance, which it is going to be a big challenge for me," said Gomez. "I want to simulate the conditions and equate them with what I will find in Hawai'i as much as possible. I hope to learn from Cairns and use the experience."
While the bike course along the stunning Far North Queensland coast and through the tropical rain forest is one of the most picturesque, it's also a real test with its rolling terrain suited to power-riders such as two-time winner Luke McKenzie.
Braden Currie, who comes from a successful multisport and adventure racing background, is not the usual mould of an IRONMAN athlete, especially with his rolling gait on the run. But he has an impressive palmares and a fierce determination after finishing third here last year.
His fellow Kiwi, Terenzo Bozzone is in a golden patch of form and unbeaten in his last four starts. His efforts over the IRONMAN 70.3 distance is top draw and over the last 18 months he has finally begun to figure out the complexities of the full distance. He has gone under eight hours twice in setting course record wins at IRONMAN Western Australia and at home at IRONMAN New Zealand.
Other clear and present dangers include 2016 winner Tim Van Berkel; two-time IRONMAN winner and three times in the top six at Kona Tim O’Donnell; 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Tim Reed; South Africa’s Kyle Buckingham and Spain’s Eneko Llanos, both three-time IRONMAN winners, and the likes of Cameron Wurf, David Dellow and Denis Chevrot who have all claimed wins at the distance.
"The field is not too dissimilar to what you expect for Kona which shows how competitive IRONMAN has become and how hungry pro athletes are to make sure they are on the Kona start line," said Currie.
Motherhood and the time away from racing has re-invigorated Carfrae for her return, which she sees not just in isolation, but a stepping stone to a return to the highest levels.
"I’m hungry for it. I haven’t been on that top step in Kona since 2014, and every year the women’s field gets stronger and faster. But that doesn’t scare me; instead, it inspires me to rise to the challenge. I’m not afraid to say that I want to be back on top, and I believe I have what it takes to make that happen," she said.
She will have to overcome fellow Australian Sarah Crowley this weekend, the management accountant by trade, and last year one of the most calculating on the race track. Since moving away from her career and coming under the guise of Cameron Watt, Crowley’s advance has been spectacular with wins in Frankfurt and Cairns last year and a podium in Hawai'i.
Other strong challenges are expected from Sweden’s Asa Lundstrom, a two-time winner who was on the podium in Cairns four years ago; two-time IRONMAN winner Anja Beranek (DEU); powerful swim-biker Lauren Brandon (USA) and IRONMAN champion Beth McKenzie making a return to the sport.

Originally from: http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2018/06/cairns-preview.aspx#ixzz5HvAVip9o

Leading Male Pros out of swim

1Tim O'DONNELL  (#5)0:48:54
2Clayton FETTELL  (#16)0:48:55+00:00
3Javier GOMEZ NOYA  (#1)0:48:55+00:01
4Braden CURRIE  (#3)0:48:56+00:02
5Casey MUNRO  (#27)0:49:10+00:16
6Terenzo BOZZONE  (#4)0:50:41+01:46
7Luke MCKENZIE  (#2)0:50:51+01:56
8Tim VAN BERKEL  (#6)0:50:54+01:59
9Denis CHEVROT  (#17)0:50:55+02:01
10Lachlan KERIN  (#24)0:50:58+02:03

Leading male pros off the bike

1Terenzo BOZZONE  (#4)5:13:12
2Denis CHEVROT  (#17)5:13:13+00:01
3Kyle BUCKINGHAM  (#8)5:13:45+00:33
4Tim REED  (#7)5:13:47+00:35
5Braden CURRIE  (#3)5:13:48+00:36
6Tim O'DONNELL  (#5)5:13:53+00:41
7Javier GOMEZ NOYA  (#1)5:14:04+00:52
8Tim VAN BERKEL  (#6)5:16:33+03:20
9Clayton FETTELL  (#16)5:23:29+10:16

 Currie gana en  07:54:55 nuevo record de la prueba 
javi segundo a 1min 40seg tambien debajo de las 8 horas 
bozzone tercero a màs de 5 minutos del ganador

Top 10 Male Finishers
1Braden CURRIE  (#3)7:54:58
2Javier GOMEZ NOYA  (#1)7:56:38+01:40
3Terenzo BOZZONE  (#4)8:00:06+05:08
4Tim O'DONNELL  (#5)8:00:54+05:56
5Denis CHEVROT  (#17)8:07:25+12:27
6Kyle BUCKINGHAM  (#8)8:12:38+17:39
7Tim VAN BERKEL  (#6)8:15:11+20:12
8Tim REED  (#7)8:17:48+22:50
9David PLESE  (#22)8:18:35+23:36
10Callum MILLWARD  (#14)8:19:51+24:53
Leading females off the bike
1Teresa ADAM  (#40)5:43:20
2Lauren BRANDON  (#34)5:48:33+05:13
3Mirinda CARFRAE  (#32)5:53:48+10:28
4Anja BERANEK  (#37)5:59:06+15:46
5Melanie BURKE  (#35)6:01:14+17:53
6Asa LUNDSTROM  (#33)6:05:38+22:17
7Gurutze FRADES  (#36)6:05:45+22:24
8Beth MCKENZIE  (#39)6:05:48+22:28

Top five female pro finishers
1Teresa ADAM  (#40)8:53:16
2Mirinda CARFRAE  (#32)8:59:17+06:01
3Beth MCKENZIE  (#39)9:03:10+09:54
4Gurutze FRADES  (#36)9:09:52+16:36
5Melanie BURKE  (#35)9:12:31+19:15

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