Javier Gomez to race Ironman 70.3 Staffs next month
Racing Ironman 70.3 Staffs next month? You’ll be in rarified company, with Spain’s Javier Gomez the latest big name confirmed to take part on 14 June.
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As a multiple triathlon Champion, Gomez has not only accumulated one of the best records ever achieved in triathlon history but also proved that he is one of the world’s most versatile triathletes holding Championship titles across Olympic and middle distance triathlons.
As reigning and 4 time ITU World Champion, Ironman 70.3 World Champion and 2012 Olympic silver medallist to name just a few, organisers are delighted to be welcoming Javier to Staffordshire for its inaugural race, which will form part of his journey to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Upon confirmation of his entry, Gomez said, “I’m excited to be racing at Staffordshire and am very much hoping to follow on from my success at the 70.3 World Championship. I enjoy non drafting races so am really looking forward to racing a 70.3 distance. Obviously a victory would be fantastic, but my preparation is not specifically for winning this race. It’ll be great to be part of this new event – it also has the added appeal of the weather not being too hot!”