Ecuador wins the eighth Ironman 70.3 and goes to the World Cup in New Zealand

Armando Matute, in the male category; and Elizabeth Bravo in the feminine gender; They won the eighth edition of Ironman 70.3 in Ecuador on Sunday.

Ecuadorians Armando Matute, in the male category; and Elizabeth Bravo, In the feminine won this Sunday in the eighth edition of Ironman 70.3 from Ecuador, Celebrated in the city of Manta, and Qualify for the World Cup which will be held in december at New Zealand.

Matut, 21 years old, He was the first to complete the course under the 4 hour mark, recording a time of 3 hours 58 minutes and 42 minutes, While Bravo was the first woman to cross the finish line with time 4 hours 30 minutes 11 seconds.

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In this way, the local athletes were victorious in the two main categories of the test, which brought together more than 2,500 participants from 25 countries, according to its organizers.

Among those enrolled were athletes Paraguay, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Qatar, United Kingdom, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, United States and Venezuela.

Brazilian Fernando said and Ecuadorian Andres Baryonuevo finished second and third, respectively, in the male category, While Ecuadorian Anna Torres and Australian Sarah Crowley took second and third places, respectively, in the female category.

The athletes started with a 1.9km swim at Murcielago Beach, then rode their bikes and covered a 90km two-track circuit, ending with a 21km race. EFE

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