Last weekend turned out to be eventful for both - professional Kazakhstan triathletes and amateurs. Our athletes performed at once in several races in different cities of the world.
The first race was in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, where the ASTC Aqaba Asian Triathlon Cup is traditionally held. To overcome the "standard" distance in the Hashemite Kingdom, known for its incredibly beautiful landscapes and ancient monuments, 60 Elite athletes category arrived from 27 countries of the world. Among them were members of the national team Ayan Beisenbaev and Temirlan Temirov.
In the men's category, Felix Duchampt, perfoming under the ITU flag, won first place. He demonstrated the total time - 1 hour 49 minutes and 50 seconds. Note that in early August, Duchamp won the Almaty stage of the ASTC Asian Cup. “Silver” went to Valentin Wernz from Germany for the result of 1 hour 50 minutes and 14 seconds. The three winners were closed by the Serbian athlete Ognen Stojanovich, familiar to our fans. Stoyanovich, who had won the Asian Cup stage in Shymkent before and became the third in Almaty, showed the time 1 hour 50 minutes and 39 seconds. Ayan Beisenbaev finished on 12th position with a time of 1 hour 52 minutes and 27 seconds. And Temirlan Temirov showed the 25th result - 1 hour 58 minutes and 14 seconds.
Among the girls, the best time was shown by the German Annika Koch - 2 hours 04 minutes and 22 seconds. Marta Lagownik from Poland lost 7 seconds to her and became the second. The third finished another representative of Germany Lena Meisner with a time of 2 hours 06 minutes and 36 seconds.
On September 29th, Ironman 140.6 Maryland was held in the US "State of the Old Frontier," in Maryland. The Secretary General of the Astana Triathlon Federation Sayat Batpenov overcame his first "full iron" distance. He showed the total time - 15 hours 18 minutes and 21 seconds.
On the same day, in the resort Cascais city (Portugal), Ironman 70.3 Cascais Portugal was held. Kazakhstan amateur athletes arrived to conquer this “semi-iron” distance among the other 2183 participants. These are the results shown by our athletes:
1. Aslan Abdrakhmanov (M30-34) - 4 hours 34 minutes and 38 seconds;
2. Eduard Yablonovsky (M50-54) - 6 hours 17 minutes and 39 seconds;
3. Akniyet Bayboz (M25-29) - 6 hours 24 minutes and 31 seconds;
4. Evgeny Kazak (M25-29) - 6 hours 37 seconds and 07 seconds;
5. Yerzhan Auezov (M30-34) - 7 hours 41 minutes and 15 seconds.
It is noteworthy that in Cascais the “half-iron” race is taking place for the third year in a row and this year it has gathered a record number of participants. Aslan Abdrakhmanov, who showed the best result among Kazakhstanis at this start, became the fourth in his age group. In the PRO women's category the British Emma Pallant was the absolute winner with a result of 4 hours 18 minutes and 21 seconds. Men had no equal to the spanish Javier Gomez (Javier Gomez), who showed the result of 3 hours 51 minutes and 11 seconds. Pallant and Gomez managed to update last year's record on this course.