Gallery: Challenge Paguera

The pick of the pics from Challenge Paguera on the Mallorcan coast. Images: www.joseluishourcade.com

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The sun was shining in Mallorca for the middle distance Challenge Paguera on 17th October, as Filip Ospaly of Czech Republic and Spaniard Sara Loehr Muñoz were victorious.

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Hundreds of age-group athletes also took to the calm blue waters off Torà Beach and the technical, winding bike course, before finishing with a flat tarmac run along the beachfront.  
A large crowd gathered throughout the day in Paguera hoping to enjoy a race with some of the best triathletes in Europe, including ITU star Mario Mola.
In the men’s race, rookie Mola was first out of the water in 24mins, but unfortunately had to abandon the race after puncturing on the bike leg.
Ospaly stormed to victory with a 1:17 run split in an overall time of 4:03:26. 

In the women’s race, Brit Catherine Jameson led on the swim and bike after comfortably exiting the water first, however she was eventually run down by Loehr at the 7km mark who won in a time of 4hrs 37mins.  

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Images: www.joseluishourcade.com