Miriam Casillas is on track for her third Olympic participation with another stellar performance in the World Series. Badajoz’s triathlete consolidated in the top ten on the world circuit with an outstanding seventh place at the Bermuda World Series, her fourth top 10 of the season.
Miriam Casillas had to make a comeback after being far behind in the swimming segment. With the first three sharing the podium practically unattainable, the athlete from the Ferrol Triathlon managed to connect with the chasing squad and began to shoot to close the gap with the second group, which temporarily closed the gap. from fourth to eleventh place. After a sacrificial cycling field, Miriam Casillas reached the second transition in 17th and at the start of the foot race she was already thirteenth among five hundred rivals seeking a comeback.
Although during the first lap Luisa Baptista and Verena Steinhauser split slightly from Miriam Casillas, Badajoz would cross them both at the end of 10 km. With heavy resistance, Badajoz starts the final lap in tenth place, with 2.5 km to go she is in eighth and lets Italian Steinhauser go before reaching the finish zone as classified seventh. The Olympic triathlete had the third best partial of the day.
“It’s been a day of paddling against the current from start to finish”, evaluated Miriam Casillas, which resulted in what the national coach, Iaki Arenal, described as “an example for everyone: work” during the broadcast on the RTVE website. did. Work and get a good result”.
With this spectacular result, Miriam Casillas multiplied his options to seal his Olympic spot for his third Games.
The next appointment will take place at the Grand Finals in Abu Dhabi on 27 November.