Interviews Finish Line TriStar Mallorca 2012

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Video: Winners of the TriStar111 Mallorca

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Rainy… and fun! Vansteelant and Mullan win TriStar111 Mallorca 2012

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The second edition of the TriStar Mallorca was tougher because of the rain and the wind at some moments, but 700 athletes enjoyed one of the most valued TriStar races last year. Duathlon World reigning Champion Joerie Vansteelant beat the other 40 PROs with a spectacular cycling performance in the double climb to Sant Salvador. The Belgian Vansteelant, 3:42:51, won in his first ever participation in a triathlon. He started swimming this year!

British Ben Howard was second in 3:43:34 (after leading the bike segment) and the german Johannes Moldan –the winner of the TriStar Monaco 2011 got a great third place. Some of the professional athletes have problems during the bike segment because of the rain. Former pro cyclist José Antonio Cardona was the first Spanish (6th) after an impressive climbing to Sant Salvador and overtake other three Spanish professionals: Richard Calle (10th) and Majorcan athlete Carlos López (14th first overall after the swimming) and Alejandro Santamaría. “I’m pretty happy, I really didn’t know how I could do it today before the start, because I’m starting this season my swimming workouts. But I felt comfortable on the bike leg, I even crashed, but I could recovery and push hard on the run” said Vansteelant.

“I know that I had to cycle faster than the others to be the first Spanish. I know well Sant Salvador and these roads, I trained here many times as a former cyclist, and I had the feeling that I can finish in the top-5, but the run segment was tough for me. I’m happy, it’s one of the best races I have ever been participating.”

Eimear Mullan could repeat her last year victory after a brilliant run segment. “Today the weather here in Portocolom was like in Ireland! I feel like training at home” said the Irish athlete joking. She finished in 4:12:49. “I’m very proud of this victory, I love this race and this nice village, it’s a perfect race! I won in Mallorca my first pro race last year, and I really wanted to get it again” The british Tamsin Lewis was second at the finish line in the Club Nautic of Portocolom, despite of recovering from an injury. The British top-3 was completed by Anna Turvey. Marta Fernández de Castro was the first Spanish (8th).

Swiss Gabriel Hopf and Estonian Liis-Grete achieved the victory on the TriStar55.5 Mallorca.

Eimear Mullan takes the victory (for second time!)

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32 (1) MULLAN Eimear 31 F IRE FINISH 04:12:49
34 (2) LEWIS Tamsin 32 F GBR FINISH 04:14:13
54 (3) TURVEY Anna 210 F GBR FINISH 04:22:36
62 (4) GROHMANN Katharina 200 F GER FINISH 04:24:32
67 (5) KIVIRANTA Merja 42 F FIN FINISH 04:25:19
87 (6) BROWN Trudy 99 F IRE FINISH 04:31:07
93 (7) KOIVULA Venla 35 F FIN FINISH 04:31:58
98 (8) FERNANDEZ DE CASTRO Marta 220 F ESP FINISH 04:33:31
100 (9) HOLST CHRISTENSEN Tine 36 F DAN FINISH 04:34:08
118 (10) BARTSCH Vanessa 224 F GER R9.8 04:37:59

Joerie Vansteelant is the winner of the TriStar111 Mallorca 2012!

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1 (1) VANSTEELANT Joerie 6 MPRO BEL FINISH 03:42:51
2 (2) HOWARD Ben 12 MPRO GBR FINISH 03:43:34
3 (3) MOLDAN Johannes 2 MPRO GER FINISH 03:44:23
4 (4) DREITZ Andreas 329 MPRO GER FINISH 03:45:04
5 (5) MARCEAU Olivier 1 MPRO SUI FINISH 03:45:19
6 (6) CARDONA GARCIA Antonio Jose 17 MPRO ESP FINISH 03:48:42
7 (7) THOMAS Darby 16 MPRO USA FINISH 03:49:49
8 (8) RAHN Fabian 14 MPRO GER FINISH 03:50:41
9 (9) MCCRYSTAL Bryan 18 MPRO IRE FINISH 03:50:52
10 (10) CALLE MARTINEZ Richard 20 MPRO ESP FINISH 03:52:03

Top-10 women after the second climb to Sant Salvador

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1 SØRENSEN Súsanna Skylv
2 LEWIS TamsinGBR
3 MULLAN Eimear IRE
4. TURVEY Anna  GBR
5. KIVIRANTA Merja FIN
6. GROHMANN Katharina
7. KOIVULA Venla 35 
8. BROWN Trudy IRE
9. HOLST CHRISTENSEN Tine
10. FERNANDEZ DE CASTRO Marta

Top 10 men after T2 TriStar111 Mallorca

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1 (1) HOWARD Ben 12 MPRO GBR T2 03:05:32
2 (2) MOLDAN Johannes 2 MPRO GER T2 03:06:54
3 (3) VANSTEELANT Joerie 6 MPRO BEL T2 03:08:25
4 (4) DREITZ Andreas 329 MPRO GER T2 03:08:43
5 (5) MARCEAU Olivier 1 MPRO SUI T2 03:09:32
6 (6) CARDONA GARCIA Antonio Jose 17 MPRO ESP T2 03:10:38
7 (7) CALLE MARTINEZ Richard 20 MPRO ESP T2 03:13:43
8 (8) THOMAS Darby 16 MPRO USA T2 03:13:58
9 (9) RAHN Fabian 14 MPRO GER T2 03:14:15
10 (10) MCCRYSTAL Bryan 18 MPRO IRE T2 03:14:36

Bike video TriStar111 Mallorca

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the RUN course

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The Run course of TriStar Mallorca will take athletes out eastwards along the harbour of Portocolom, and then along beaches until the lighthouse. Heading back to town, they will come to the turning point at the harbour, before going on the second loop.

All is changing on the bike!

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All is changing on the bike after the second climbing! British Howard Ben and reigning World Duthlon Champion overtook German Johannes Moldan at the 80km point of the Bike leg.

1 (1) HOWARD Ben 12 MPRO GBR 02:37:09
2 (2) VANSTEELANT Joerie 6 MPRO BEL 02:38:28
3 (3) MOLDAN Johannes 2 MPRO GER 02:38:38

 

TriStar55.5 Mallorca is started!

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1 FIDALGO ROSSELLÓ Miguel Angel 341 ESP M-18 TRANS1 00:08:55
2 HERLBAUER Daniel 336 AUS M-18 TRANS1 00:09:22
2 SILLER Mario 335 AUS M-18 TRANS1 00:09:22
4 PEASGOOD Jack 409 GBR M-18 TRANS1 00:09:26
5 RANCÉ GIMENEZ Alvaro 505 ESP M-35 TRANS1 00:09:47
6 ZBIDEN Arnaud 332 SUI M-18 TRANS1 00:09:51
7 MOULIERAC Pierre 510 FRA M-40 TRANS1 00:10:27
8 SPEERS Chris 433 GBR M-30 TRANS1 00:10:33
9 ORTEGA ESTUDILLO David 378 ESP M-30 TRANS1 00:10:46
10 GALBRAITH Eugene 515 GBR M-40 TRANS1 00:10:56

Video T1 TriStar Mallorca 2012

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50Km Bike Split Classification

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1. Johannes Moldan (GER)

2. Ben Howard (GBR)

3. Andreas Dreitz (GER)

4. Olivier Marceau (SUI)

5. Joerie Vansteelant (BEL)

Olivier Marceau

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Olivier Marceau of Switzerland is two times triathlon world champion, and he participated three times in Olympic Games, which is quite remarkable. He’s a short distance athlete who converted to long distance, and who has now found his perfect race distance in the TriStar111 format, as it combines the best of both worlds for him. Olivier won the first TriStar111 he participated in Monaco in 2010, and was the winner of the inaugural edition of the TriStar Mallorca last year. He finished second in the second race in Nevis in 2011, and won the 2012 edition two weeks ago. Olivier is a triathlon trainer and reads a lot in his spare time.

www.oliviermarceau.com

Top 5 Women

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Top - 5 Women after T1

1. LEWIS, Tamsin (GBR)
2. MULLAN, Eimear
3. TURVEY, Anna
4. KIVIRANTA, Merja
5. KOIVULA, Venla

Video Start of the TriStar111 Mallorca 2012

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Swimming Split Times

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Here are the first set of split times from the first stage of the TriStar111 Mallorca

RkLASTNAMEFIRSTNAMEBIBNATCATSPLITTIME
1 LOPEZ DIAZ Carlos 150 ESP MPRO TRANS1 00:14:47
2 MARCEAU Olivier 1 SUI MPRO TRANS1 00:14:58
3 ANDERSSON Bjorn 5 SWE MPRO TRANS1 00:15:05
4 RESSLER Markus 26 AUT MPRO TRANS1 00:15:29
5 MOLDAN Johannes 2 GER MPRO TRANS1 00:15:45
6 BRYDENBACH Tim 4 BEL MPRO TRANS1 00:15:47
7 HOWARD Ben 12 GBR MPRO TRANS1 00:15:48
8 SHAW Karl 13 GBR MPRO TRANS1 00:15:49
9 GIRLSTAR Camille I Coralie I Camille 1002 FRA R111 TRANS1 00:15:53
10 CALLE MARTINEZ Richard 20 ESP MPRO TRANS1 00:15:59

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Carlos Lopez, first out of the water!

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1. Local pro athlete Carlos López was the first athlete to exit the swim leg at the Portocolom bay!

2. Bjorn Anderrson (SWE) was second!

 

Olivier Marceu exit T2 in the second position! wow! fastest transition Mallorca ever seen!

the BIKE course - San Salvador calling!

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TriStar has a slight focus on the bike section of each race, which is quite obvious when looking at the breakdown of the distances. Additionally, all races try to feature special bike layouts that remain in people's heads.

The thing that will definitely remain in the participant's memory is the climb up to 494m San Salvador. A very technical part of the race on narrow, winding roads. That's definitely the main difficulty of the race (both up and down!), and it was the topic in almost every athlete's conversation we could overhear in Portocolom.

Here's the bike map:

 

And the corresponding profile:

 

the SWIM course

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Water temperature at 8:30= 15.7ºC

The Swim starts at Portocolom Harbour from the water. Tha participants start from the water with the pros ahead - they wear differently colored swimcaps so they are easier to distinguish. It's a clockwise swim around 4 buoys before the athletes can exit the water. 1000m for the TriStar111 athletes and half the distance for the 55.5, with the same start and exit areas.

TriStar 55.5 will start at 11:00 only, so there's enough time to cheer on the 111 athletes in the meantime! Here's the 55.5 map:

 

sailfish in TriStar Mallorca 2012!

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Good Morning - it's Race Day!

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It's raining here in Portocolom after a quiet night - athletes went to bed earlier than usual after the Energy Party last night, and have gotten up earlier than usual, too. Well, not as early as in other races most probably, that's thanks to shorter distances in TriStar! :-)

The bike park is opend for the 111 athletes, and they will pump their tyres, prepare the bikes and get ready for the race while wishing each other a good day.

We're looking forward to an exciting race with the impressive start list we'll have, and it will certainly be an exciting day, also here on TriStarLive.com. Thanks for being here!

Marcel Wüst before the Sant Salvador Challenge ;)

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Interview with Ain Alar Juhanson!

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Playing with numbers:

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Time to look at some stats of today's TriStar111 race:

  • 317 athletes signed up

In the TriStar55.5 we'll have:

  • 232 signups

And those numbers add up to:

  • 554 athletes. 44% Spanish, 56% foreign
  • 468 males
  • 81 female
  • 5 relays
  • 38 PROs (26 male, 12 females)

Thank you all for choosing a unique race over unique distances! Yes, you can! :-)

Nationalities Total Percentage
Spain 246 44%
Germany 92 17%
United Kingdom 41 7%
Russia 23 4%
Estonia 23 4%
Denmark 18 3%
Belgium 14 3%
Switzerland 14 3%
Austria 13 2%
France 13 2%
Finland 8
Irland 6
Italy 6
USA 6
Canada 4
Sweden 4
Argentina 4
Australia 2
Netherlands 2
Czech Republic 2
Poland 2
Israel 1
Jersey 1
Luxemburg 1
New Zealand 1
Colombia 1
Greece 1
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 1
South Sudan 1
Svalbard 1
Venezuela 1

Andi Fuchs talks TriStar!

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Athlete nationalities

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Nationalities Total Percentage
Spain 246 44%
Germany 92 17%
United Kingdom 41 7%
Russia 23 4%
Estonia 23 4%
Denmark 18 3%
Belgium 14 3%
Switzerland 14 3%
Austria 13 2%
France 13 2%
Finland 8
Irland 6
Italy 6
USA 6
Canada 4
Sweden 4
Argentina 4
Australia 2
Netherlands 2
Czech Republic 2
Poland 2
Israel 1
Jersey 1
Luxemburg 1
New Zealand 1
Colombia 1
Greece 1
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 1
South Sudan 1
Svalbard 1
Venezuela 1

Quick stats!

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AGE First Name Surname Bib No Age
Youngest
Woman
Eva Hamm 20
Oldest
Woman
Christina Lawson 55
Youngest
Man
William Herne 18
Oldest
Man
Patrick Meynard 66
Average Age 38

Race Director Jaume Vicens

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Jaume Vicens lives in Felanitx (the "x" here is pronounced like the English "j" in "jungle") and has been setting up this race formore than a decade. "We started as a Olympic distance race 14 years ago, which eventually was turned into a sprint race of the prestige series, and later back into a Olympic race. The layout of the race was pretty much the same as now, but the climb up to San Salvador was not part of the race. In 2009 and 2010, the race was a qualifyer for the Spanish National Championships"

"Around 40 people help me since years to get everything done before the race, and I am happy to have people like David and Luis around to make this happen. The support from the local authorities is great. We had 250 athletes racing in 2009, mainly locals. Now with TriStar, more than 650 signed up, 56% are international guests - that's incredible!"

"Everything is set up and we're checking things this evening after the Energy Night", he said while talking with Xisco Bonnin, headmarshall in tomorrow's race.

(in this photo: Xisco BONNIN, Jaume Vicens and his wife and volunteer Helena)

 

Joel Jameson supporting the StarKids Mallorca!

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Zoot at the Star&Co Expo!

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Interview with Alejandro Santamaría, one of the best Spanish long distance athletes!

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¡Celebrado el primer StarKids Mallorca!

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Como preludio del TriStar Mallorca hoy ha tenido lugar el primer StarKids Duathlón en Mallorca para jóvenes entre 7 y 16 años y que ha contado con la participación de 80 duatletas. En categoría Prebenjamín Mar Segarra y Jaime Alemany fueron los vencedores. Julia Gallego y Pere Mestre vencieron en Benjamines, y Elena Anna Roig y Miquel Noguera lograron el triunfo en Alevines. En categoría infantil, la victoria fue para Ana Soler y Daniel Pons. Los cadetes, los mayores de la jornada (15-16), mostraron un gran nivel y se posicionan como los futuros dominadores del triatlón balear en los próximos años. En este grupo el triunfo fue para María Ángeles Mestre y Jorge García. Resultados completos en breve en la web de la Federación Balear de Triatlón y starkids.tristarmallorca.com

Triatletas profesionales como Alejandro Santamaría, Oliver Marceau, Richard Calle, Andi Fuchs, Joerie Vansteelant o Joel Jameson han compartido consejos y carreras con los más jóvenes hoy en Portocolom.

Interview with Jaume Vicens, race director of the TriStar Mallorca 2012

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Olivier Marceau speaks during the StarKids race!

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Social Responsibility: ASPANOB

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TriStar Mallorca supports ASPANOB! This association of parents of children affected by cancer in the Balearic Islands was created in 1987 by a group of parents who met in order to improve the quality of life of kids between 0 and 18 years with cancer and their families in the Balearic Islands. Since then, ASPANOB has been growing, working day by day with the satisfaction of seeing, year after year, how their activities increased and more important programmes expanded.

The association, after twenty years, is still faithful to the principles and objectives that motivated its creation. All ASPANOB activities are aimed at helping and giving support to kids with cancer and their families, to improve the family's acceptance and dealing with the illness, the detection of problems and the family's needs, providing the necessary solutions.

 

ACTIONS TRISTAR MALLORCA 2012 - ASPANOB

- You can donate money to ASPANOB during the online registration as an athlete to TriStar Mallorca 2012.
- StarKids Duathlon Mallorca will donate the money of the inscriptions from athletes to ASPANOB.
- Aspanob will have a booth at the Star&Co Expo during the weekend. You can go directly to them and discover what are they doing for the childrens who suffer cancer and their familys. You can support them onsite as well!

- Wingames: Every day at the Star&Co TriStar and ASPANOB are organizing a lottery with very interesting prizes! Stay tuned, buying a ticket for the lottery you can win one bike, free inscriptions, t-shirts...

High 5 products for race day!

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High5 es el partner oficial de nutrición del TriStar Mallorca 2012. Estos son algunos de los productos que podrás encontrar en los avituallamientos el domingo!

Preview on the Coverage 2012

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It's time to venture a look at the upcoming days and what will be happening here on TriStarLive.com.

Tomorrow Saturday...

...a sailfish swim training session will be held at the beach at 10:00. Athletes can also test sailfish wetsuits and/or rent one for the race.

The first edition of the StarKids Duathlon Mallorca starts at 11:00 to 13:00. More than 80 kids will have fun racing this special duathlon in Portocolom, they need your huge support!!!

From 15-18h00, the bikes and bags check in will take place, while the Star&CO Village will be open from 10-19h00.

The Briefing for TriStar111 athletes will be held on Saturday night - actually we're quite confident that all information has been given in the online Briefings already, so rather than an hour of tiring infos, we'll have an "Energy Party" to recharge batteries, have decent conversations with friends and idols - and we'll highlight the most dangerous parts of the race to watch out for. The rest can be checked online.

We'll try to follow through the day's events and keep you updated throughout Sunday.

On Sunday...

The races will start from 8h45 (111 individuals)... and we'll cover the race online. There will be:

  • Live RANKINGS and LEADERBOARDS straight from our TIMING
  • TWEETS from the spotters with info on leaders
  • PHOTOS from our official photographer and from our mobile phones ;)
  • Some short video clips of some of the day's highlights.

Click here for the entire schedule of events at TriStar Mallorca

Looking forward to having you here on TriStarLive.com, and thanks for your help spreading the message and the link to this website.

Yes, you can! ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water temperature is nice today!

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Sun is shining (again) in Portocolom!

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This is the Nautic Port of Portocolom today! It was raining all the morning, but now the sun is shining again!!! Hope it remains till Sunday ;) See all the pictures from our TriStar Ambassador Coralie Lemaire who is helping us a lot with the LiveCoverage of the TriStar Mallorca!!! thanks Coralie!!!

Interview Irish Pro Bryan McCrystal

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Interview Joerie Vansteelant

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Interview with Joerie Vansteelant, reigning World Duathlon Champion speaks TriStar!

Start your TriStar Race Season with ZOOT!

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ZOOT, our official merchandising supplier, is delighted to celebrate with you the TriStar tour stop at Mallorca. Drop by at ZOOT’s EXPO booth and check out the special TriStar 2012 Merchandise collection. Zoot offers you special products for swim-bike-run: whatever you need.

 

Olivier Marceu will defend his 2011 victory in Portocolom!

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Athletes quotes!

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Olivier Marceau: “I love this race and I love this format, TriStar111. I just came from Nevis, where I won the first TriStar event of the year. I will try to defend my title. I got the victory last year racing against Macca, Marcel Zamora, Stadler… and many others top athletes. This year there are 40 pro athletes who will try to win as well. I know perfectly the race course, it’s very demanding, and it will be tough to win again, but for sure I can say that I’m here to win.”

Alejandro Santamaría: “Mallorca is a wonderful place to race, it’s simply perfect. I know very well this area, and the keypoint will be the technical ascent and descent to Sant Salvador. This mountain will select the winner of the race for sure.”

Joerie Vansteelant: “I’m the reigning Duathlon World Champion and TriStar111 Mallorca will be my first triathlon ever. For sure I’m going to lose time on the swim leg, but let me see what I can do on the bike and run. I would like to predict my performance, but it’s complicated because I’m still a rookie on triathlon!”

Joel Jameson: “It’s a fun race with a double demanding climb to Sant Salvador and beautiful landscapes. It’s a nice place to training and to compete. I’d like to improve my 7th place last year. To know the course well gives me confidence! I look forward to Sunday”

TriStar Mallorca will take place for the second time on Sunday, 15 April 2012 in the village of Portocolom in the South East of Mallorca. More tan 700 athletes have signed up and chosen between two unique race formats: TriStar55.5 and TriStar111 with 1km of swimming, 100km of cycling; and 10km of running.

 

Portocolom is ready for the second edition of the TriStar Mallorca on Sunday with a stellar Startlist

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Pros and Institutions after the official press conferenceToday the second edition of the TriStar Mallorca has been presented officially, that will return to welcome an exciting competition under the TriStar111 format with an impressive list of professional triathletes this Sunday. The 2011 winners (Marceau and Mullan) will defend their titles against more than 30 professionals between whom are the Spaniards Santamaría and Richard Calle, the Austrian Fuchs, the Germans Moldan and Rahn, Vansteelant the reigning Duthlon World champion, the British Jameson, Skipper, Collins... Of the 700 participants (TriStar55.5, TriStar111 and StarKids Saturday), 55% are foreign.

The TriStar Mallorca has been presented officially to the press in the Club Nautic Restaurant today with the presence of some of the professionals that will fight hard for the victory in the bay of Portocolom. The start will be on Sunday at 8:45 local time. The most important race of the day (TriStar111 Mallorca) consists of 1km swimming, 100km  cycling and 10km  running. Also the TriStar55.5 will be celebrated with shortener distances (500m swimming, 50km cycling and 5km running) which is perfect to make a debut in the world of triathlon. On Saturday the StarKids Duathlon Mallorca takes place for first time, which will be the official Mallorca Championship for minors.

For Jaume Vincens, the race director, “the race is improving every year. With 55% of foreign participation and a list of 40 professionals, including several world champions, the TriStar111 Mallorca is becoming an important race at the beginning of the season in Europe. Besides the new features of this year, the StarKids Duathlon Mallorca for minors on Saturday and the special prize for the fastest climber –the TriStar111 Sant Salvador King, it will be a very funny and interesting weekend”. 

The top ranked TriStar111 finishers will share a €10,000 PRO cash purse. The organization collaborates actively with ASPANOB, a foundation for children with cancer and their families in the Balearic Islands. At the Expo athletes can donate directly to ASPANOB and also the StarKids Duatlon will be hold for ASPANOB. Other of the novelties of this edition will be the special prize for the fastest at the climb to the top of Sant Salvador mountain for the TriStar111 participants. For the athletes security, together with Savelives project will provide 5 cardio-protect areas (desfibrillators and medical assistants) for the atheles during the race day.

Next Event: TriStar Mallorca 2012

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The next TriStar race is TriStar Mallorca on 15 April 2012 (TriStar111 & TriStar55.5). This is the second edition of one of the most value TriStar event on 2011!

34 Pro athletes will compete for the victory: Oliver Marceu, Fuchs, Eimear Mullan, Ain-Alar Juhanson, Tamsin Lewis, Alejandro Santamaría, Johannes Moldan, Richard Calle, Joerie Vansteelant... just to name a few! ;)

Live Coverage will start on Thursday with some light previews until Saturday, and then be live on Sunday.

In the meantime, check the athlete guide:

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