Barbara Riveros takes the day at Embrunman

(Photo: Facebook Embrunman)

Chile’s Barbara Riveros just raced to gold at the legendary Embrunman. She needed 10:39 hours to complete this tough race, that leads athletes over the Col d’Izuard (2360 meters above sea level). Riveros shared the podium with France’s Justine Mathieux (+16:41) and France’s Jeanne Collogne (+20:01).

Riveros needed 53:42 minutes to complete the swim, which saw her head into T1 in second position. It was Mathieux who was leading the race at this point, but already in the transition area, Riveros took over. On the bike, the Chilean athlete created a nice buffer for the run. She was already about 15 minutes ahead of her chasers.

Running the marathon in 3:12 hours, Riveros got to cross the line as the winner. Mathieux settled for silver, while Collogne completed the podium.