The town of es Pujols has once again been the epicenter of a new edition of the Illa de Formentera Triatló in the Sprint and Olympic modalities, an event that has become consolidated in the national triathlon calendar and that today brought together more than 330 local athletes, national and international, many of whom choose Formentera to end their season, taking advantage of the excellent sea water conditions on the island and a pleasant temperature in the middle of autumn.
The test has once again been held in two modalities, depending on the distance traveled by the participants. In the Sprint modality, which started at 2:15 p.m. and in which teams could also compete, the athletes covered 750 meters in the water, 20 kilometers by bicycle and 5 kilometers on foot. In this modality, the winners were Carlos Cabrera in men and the very young Emma Boda (17 years old) in girls. The first set a time of 1h 02′ 18” and entered the finish line accompanied by Vicent Ginestar, second with the same time. Marc Vallvé finished third, with a time of 1h 04′ 47”. Among the girls, the best was Emma Boda, with a time of 1h 12′ 15″, beating Patricia Quirós and Rosa Salas Fullana, second and third respectively, by three minutes.
At the end of the test, the awards were presented in the same Plaça d’Europa in es Pujols, an event that was attended by, among other authorities, the president of the Formentera Council, Lorenzo Córdoba.