Víctor del Corral: “Bittersweet taste in Melbourne, but optimistic for the next tests.”

The Catalan Triathlete did not have a great start of the season and finished fourteenth in the Ironman Melbourne (Australia). “Even though a little bit disappointed about the loss of positions and points of this very important test, I am optimistic to be in front positions and that this are only circumstances that can happen in a career that of course, I hope will not repeat themselves again”, assures Víctor del Corral. Lots of Encouragement and strength on behalf of the Sands Beach Active team, Champion!

This is how the race of Víctor del Corral went

“The days before the race the climate was adverse, mainly because of the wind. This made the swimming circuits changed in at least five occasions in form and distance, and delayed him almost an hour just, just because of bad sea state. The same wind was notable during cycling and in some parts during de running part.

After the starting shot, Victor places himself in a good swimming group and despite the strong waves, he manages to have a good swim and to arrive two minutes before some favorites.

Already on the bike, ready to complete two rounds on the wide highway where the wind showed itself with a lot of strength, especially in the first halt of every round, he feels comfortable and when reaching the 45 km he maintains as well to stay third in the race. The feelings continued to be good and even though there was time left to the first ones, he continued close to them to leave his options open. Unfortunately close to the 100 km a flat tire in front of him made Victor get off of his bike. The repair got complicated and made him lose valuable 10 minutes.

This misfortune makes him start the marathon with a delay, but motivated he leaves quick and with strength, he feels great and knows that he can make up some time. Even though he is going to regain positions, the runners were widely spaced and after the 19th kilometer he finds himself on position 20, which makes him lose the motivation for a few kilometers. Kilometers later he starts to see other runners ahead which animated him and gets him back to the race finishing in 14th place.

Even though a little bit disappointed about the loss of positions and points of this very important test, he is still optimistic to be in front positions and that this are only circumstances that can happen in a career, that of course, he hopes will not repeat themselves again.