With Age-Group medals being scooped up in Estonia and then in Scotland, the next big chance to climb up onto the podium will be this weekend in Madrid.
The 2018 Madrid ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships will see Age-Group athletes across the categories crowned after they have completed a truly immense challenge this year, along the same course as the Elite.
With the long-distance calendar nearly saturated, the line-up for the Elite athletes does not feature the defending champions and so we can expect the record books to carry news names by Sunday evening.
Amongst the Age Group athletes are some who will be seeking to defend or improve their previous performances over the full distance but it is unlikely that we will, at these championships, see the same degree of domination that the Brits enjoyed in Glasgow.
Although unable to win ETU medals, the several athletes from way outside Europe will race alongside the massed uniforms of the European Federations.
With everyone focussed upon their race, there is a little extra incentive for those who want to push hard.
Event sponsor @davidtorowatches will be giving watches to the male champion and female champion of the Challenge Madrid 2018 (federated to the Community of Madrid), to the best in the swim sector, to the best in the bike sector and to the best in the run sector. 5 watches valued at more than € 1,000 each.
You can follow the race live by clicking onto the event webpage and social media pages.
Related Event: 2018 Madrid ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships
|Results: Elite Men|
|1.||Timothy Van Houtem||BEL||09:00:13|
|2.||Pablo Dapena Gonzalez||ESP||09:23:01|
|3.||Morten Brammer Olesen||DEN||09:28:12|
|4.||Alejandro Santamaria Perez||ESP||09:46:27|
|6.||Javier García Gomez||ESP||10:27:52|
|7.||Carlos Lopez Diaz||ESP||10:39:10|
|DNF.||Jose Almagro Valero||ESP||DNF|
|DNF.||Albert Moreno Molins||ESP||DNF|
|DNF.||Iñaki Pena-Manso Carral||ESP||DNF|
|Results: Elite Women|
|8.||Miriam Van Reijen||NED||11:38:47|
|Results: 25-29 Male AG|
|2.||Ricardo Martin Martin||ESP||12:15:04|
|3.||Ramiro Jose Oliva Oliva||ESP||12:30:39|
|4.||Ignacio Delgado Ferreira||ESP||13:05:25|
|5.||Alberto Pastor Martinez||ESP||13:48:14|
|DNF.||Jonatan Corredera Rodriguez||ESP||DNF|
|DNF.||Pablo Rojo Fresneda||ESP||DNF|
|Results: 30-34 Male AG|
|2.||Felix Campos De La Fuente||ESP||11:30:56|
|3.||Hector Campos Fernandez||ESP||11:40:57|
|4.||Noe Aranda Lourenço||ESP||11:41:23|
|5.||Francisco Caro Garcia||ESP||11:54:48|
|6.||Fernando Casablanca De Lemus||ESP||12:16:35|
|7.||Jorge Moya Prades||ESP||12:35:34|
|8.||Antonio Vallespir Sintes||ESP||12:37:53|
|9.||Sergio Merino Motilva||ESP||12:38:03|
|10.||Borja Sanchez Molina||ESP||12:45:28|