Aviles preps for Duathlon World Champs

by Erin Greene on 01 Dec, 2015 11:06 • Español

In preparation for the 2016 Aviles ITU Duathlon World Championships, the Spanish city hosted an official presentation for next year’s international event, which is slated for June 3-5. 

ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado was on site for the presentation, where she was joined by Aviles Mayor Mariví Monteserín, and Spanish Triathlon Federation President José Hidalgo.

“The Spanish National Championships have been held here in Aviles in preparation for next year’s World Championship race, which will be very helpful in hosting a successful event,” Casado said. “The course will be centered around the beautiful Niemeyer Centre, and that’s one of the values that we spread also in the IOC - the union of sport and culture.”

Monteserín thanked ITU for its support to host the next Duathlon World Championships in Aviles, saying: “Thank you for believing in the project and in our ability to host a Championship of this magnitude. I assure you that we will rise to the challenge. The city will be prepared for the occasion, as this great sporting event deserves. It is a city project which will involve all the institutions.

After the press conference, both Casado and Monteserín led the first meeting of the Organizing Committee of the 2016 World Duathlon Championship.

Race organisers have proposed holding the race around the city’s scenic Niemeyer Centre and the surrounding Ria de Aviles as acting as neuralgic axes. The World Championships is expected to attract an estimated 1,400 duathletes from 40 different countries.

Also in attendance at the presentation was Vicente Dominguez, Deputy Minister of Culture; Ana Hevia, Aviles’ councillor for Sports;  Santiago Rodriguez Vega, president of the Port Authority; Carlos Cuadros, the general director of Centro Niemeyer; Sharon Calderon, president of the Asturian Federation of Triathlon, and Jorge Garcia, the Spanish Federation’s Director of Competitions; among others.

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1. Richard Murray NED 01:42:18
2. Emilio Martin ESP 01:42:35
3. Jorik Van Egdom NED 01:42:41
4. Seth Totten USA 01:42:55
5. Benjamin Choquert FRA 01:43:07
Results: Elite Women
1. Emma Pallant GBR 01:56:45
2. Andrea Steyn RSA 01:56:52
3. Margarita Garcia Cañellas ESP 01:57:17
4. Lisa Sieburger GER 01:57:46
5. Sandrina Illes AUT 01:57:48
Results: U23 Men
1. Jorik Van Egdom NED 01:42:41
2. Daniel Canala AUS 01:45:44
3. João Pedro Ferreira Pereira POR 01:46:07
4. Max Schröter GER 01:46:17
5. Rafael Domingos POR 01:49:18
Results: U23 Women
1. Claudia Luna ESP 02:04:16
2. Noelia Juan ESP 02:08:09
DNF. Natalia Fischer Egusquiza ESP DNF
LAP. Claudia Montagut Sanz ESP LAP
LAP. Rita Lopes POR LAP
Results: Junior Men
1. Alex Yee GBR 00:51:40
2. Alberto Gonzalez Garcia ESP 00:51:50
3. Javier Lluch Perez ESP 00:52:06
4. Noah Servais BEL 00:52:09
5. Arnaud Dely BEL 00:52:18
Results: Junior Women
1. Delia Sclabas SUI 00:58:55
2. Kate Waugh GBR 00:59:14
3. Madalena Amaral Almeida POR 00:59:16
4. Francesca Crestani ITA 01:02:06
5. Sharon Belén García ESP 01:02:11
Results: Men's PT2
1. Lionel Morales ESP 01:12:41
2. Alessandro Carvani Minetti ITA 01:15:27
3. David Mata Muñoz ESP 01:21:07
4. Luis Miguel Gonzalez Sousa ESP 01:22:40
5. Diego Alfonso Lares MEX 01:33:42
Results: Men's PT3
1. José Aureliano Valenzuela Román MEX 01:08:06
2. Alejandro Sánchez Palomero ESP 01:08:13
3. Kini Carrasco ESP 01:09:26
4. Daniel Molina ESP 01:13:02
5. Franck Paget FRA 01:13:16
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1. Jairo Ruiz Lopez ESP 01:01:38
2. Mario Santillan MEX 01:04:45
3. Rafael Solis Torres ESP 01:05:16
4. Antonio Franco Salas ESP 01:05:44
5. Steven Crowley GBR 01:05:46
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