The Mexican, Tomás Rodríguez Hernández and the New Zealander, Hannah Berry, became the champions of the twelfth edition of the Mazda Ironman 70.3 Cozumel, who, with the second and third place in their categories, male and female, given at the ceremony. award ceremony led by the municipal president, Juanita Alonso Marrufo.
In the open-air theater, the municipality, together with the commander of the 15th naval zone, Alberto Emiliano Ferrer Rodríguez; Pablo Aguilar Torres, representative of the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council (CPTQ); Miguel Alonso Marrufo, director of the Comprehensive Port Administration of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo), Daniela Ayala Blanco of the Cozumel Parks and Museums Foundation (FPMC), as well as the councilors, placed the medals and delivered individual checks to each winner in both categories.
In the elite “Men” the winner was the native of Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, Tomás Rodríguez Hernández, followed by the representative of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Luciano Taccone and in third place the native of San Francisco, United States, Justin Riele, while in “Women”, the first to reach the finish line was the New Zealander, Hannah Berry, followed by the Australian, Sarah Crowley and in third place, the Spanish and former champion of the previous edition, Gurutze Frades.
This is the twelfth edition of the Mazda Ironman 70.3 Cozumel that started early in the Chankanaab ecotourism park with the starting signal given by the governor of the state, Mara Lezama Espinosa together with the president of the municipality, Juanita Alonso Marrufo, where the competitors jumped in sea to conduct the test of 1.9 kilometers in swimming, 90.1 in cycling and 21.1 in running.
It is worth noting that 2,500 competitors from different countries took part in this competition, including eight Mexican Elite category triathletes, who were amazed by the natural panoramas offered by the island and that they were able to enjoy each in three stages, where also throughout the course they received the warm support of thousands of Cozumeleños who came out of their homes to encourage them with flags, applause, noise, flags and batons.