The Aquathlon at the 2019 ITU World Multisport Championships in Pontevedra, Spain included a 1K swim and 5K run.
In the men’s race, Kevin Tarek Vinuela (ESP) led the field out of the water. Earlier this week, Vinuela finished eighth in cross triathlon world championship race. Rostislav Pevtsov (AZE) passed the Spaniard in the final stage of the race to take the world title. “I am very happy, it’s my first official aquathlon race and I am very happy to win today,” said Pevtsov. Vinuela finished second, and Dmitry Polyanskiy (RUS) rounded out the men’s podium with the bronze medal.
In the women’s race, Zsanett Bragmayer (HUN) led the field out of the swim. The Hungarian set the pace on the run, but had Alicja Ulatowska (POL) and Márta Kropkó (HUN) following her close behind.
In the final stretch, Ulatowska moved to the front and took the win. The Polish athlete won both the U23 and elite world title. “I am very happy, I didn’t expect to be first,” said Ulatowska. “I was counting in my head whether I could achieve the U23 medal, but honestly I didn’t expect to be first overall and am very happy because my family came here. I am so happy they could see me fighting like this.” Bragmayer finished second, and Mexico’s Itzel Arroyo Aquino finished third.
In the age group aquathlon races, Team Canada earned one result inside the top ten:
- Benjamin Snider-Mcgrath finished 6th in the M20-24 age group.