Spectacular Presence at the Huatulco World Triathlon, Oaxaca 2024


The Huatulco World Triathlon Cup 2024 was spectacular, taking place last weekend with the participation of world-class triathletes who sought to earn points in the penultimate qualifying event for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

On Friday, the mixed relays were contested in a fierce battle to win the two golden tickets to the Paris Olympics. The athletes fought inch by inch and crowned their effort by conquering the eight individual places distributed for the summer event.

In that test, the Mexican team took sixth place with Vladimir González, Nicolás Probert, Mercedes Romero, and Luisa Daniela Baca.

The emotions increased on Saturday with the elite women’s competition, where experienced Olympic athletes were present to increase the speed and make the fight for Olympic points more interesting.

The event closed on Sunday with a flourish, with a shower of Olympic and world stars that lit up the event. The representative from the Netherlands, Richard Murray, fourth place in the Olympics and world duathlon champion, set the conditions under the pressing heat of Huatulco, taking first place and adding valuable points that ensure his presence in Paris 2024.

The Oaxacan public was able to witness the performance of 20 triathletes who had already been present at an Olympic triathlon, more than 30 athletes who are within the top 100 of the world ranking, and 24 competitors who will be present at the triathlon of the Paris Olympics. This made Huatulco the host of one of the most significant competitions of the year due to the quality of athletes and its importance in the Olympic qualification, generating a significant economic impact for Huatulco.

The elite triathletes competed in the sprint distance, which comprises 750 meters of swimming, 20 kilometers of cycling, and five kilometers of running.

Additionally, on Saturday, the 16th AsTri Huatulco took place, the sixth date of the Premium Series of the Mexican Triathlon Federation (FMTRI), which had the attendance of more than eight hundred age-group triathletes.

For the age-group triathletes, it was a qualifying event for the Torremolinos, Spain 2024 World Triathlon Championship and the 2024 Multisport World Championship in Australia.

The event featured sprint distance triathlons (750 meters of swimming, 20 kilometers of cycling, and five kilometers of running) and Olympic distance (1.5 kilometers of swimming, 40 kilometers of cycling, and 10 kilometers of running), as well as Sprint Duathlon (five kilometers of running, 20 kilometers of cycling, and 2.5 kilometers of pedestrian racing), Super Sprint, and WomanUp.

Source: NVI Noticias