Wednesday, 07 Dec, 2022

David Castro Fajardo claims victory at World Triathlon Cup Vina del Mar

David Castro Fajardo claims victory at World Triathlon Cup Vina del Mar. (Photo: Wagner Araujo, World Triathlon)

Spain’s David Castro Fajardo managed to win the World Triathlon Cup in Vina del Mar, Chile. He out ran Chile’s local favorite Diego Moya and Morocco’s Jawad Abdelmoula, who battled for silver and both finished only four seconds later, taking second and third respectively.

After the swim, it was Moya who was the first athlete to enter T1. With a seven-second deficit, South-Africa’s Nicholas Quenet exited the water in second place, after which the big chase group followed at 14 seconds.

During the bike part, a lead group took shape, counting seventeen athletes; among them all final podium finishers. With nearly all big names in front of the field, it all came down to the run. Castro Fajardo showed to possess the strongest legs of the day. Running 15:01 minutes over 5000 meters, he crossed the line in first place. Moya and Abdelmoula raced side by side, but it was Moya who claimed the silver medal. Abdelmoula finished right after the Chilean favorite to take third.

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