Cozumel Triathlon Season:  Results of 2016 Oceanman

Photo Courtesy of  Hofit Ben Hamo Macdonal & the Cozumel Raccoons

Photo Courtesy of Hofit Ben Hamo Macdonal & the Cozumel Raccoons

Last Sunday Cozumel hosted the second edition of the “Oceanman” swimming event.  Oceanman is a series of 5 open water swimming events – that take place various locations worldwide.  Cozumel is the second location on the competition circuit.  In spite of the fact that this is the first time Cozumel served as a destination for the new competition, 250 amateur and professional swimmers from five different countries competed in Oceanman Cozumel.  Participants elected to compete in either a 10K open water swim, a 5K “Half Oceanman” or a 1.5 K “Popular” swim in the strong Cozumel currents.

First place in the men’s Elite 10K  category went to Fernando Betanzos Rodríguez with a time of 2:14:02, while Anahí León Becerril of Veracruz took first place in the women’s division with a time of 2:43:39. For more information, or a complete list of the results please visit the official Oceanman website.  The Oceanman is considered by some to be the un-official start to Cozumel’s Triathlon season.

Next month, September 11 – 18 the island will serve as the site of the Grand Final of the ITU Triathlon Series, which

Photo Courtesy of  Hofit Ben Hamo Macdonal & the Cozumel Raccoons

Photo Courtesy of Hofit Ben Hamo Macdonal & the Cozumel Raccoons

will include Aquathlon, Age Group, Junior, and Under 23 World Championships as well as the final races that crown the elite men’s and women’s World Champions.  This event is expected to draw 9 Olympic competitors and will draw world-wide coverage.  For more information on this event, please consult the ITU website.

Temporada de triatlones en Cozumel: Resultados del Oceanman 2016

 El domingo de la semana pasada se llevó en Cozumel a cabo la segunda edición del evento de natación conocido como Oceanman. Este es uno de una serie de 5 circuitos de natación en aguas abiertas que se realiza en diversos sitios en el mundo. Cozumel es el segundo lugar en el circuito de la competencia. No obstante el hecho de que esta es la primera ocasión que

Photo Courtesy of  Hofit Ben Hamo Macdonal & the Cozumel Raccoons

Photo Courtesy of Hofit Ben Hamo Macdonal & the Cozumel Raccoons

Cozumel es destino de la nueva competencia, Oceanman Cozumel  contó con la participación de 250 atletas, tanto amateurs como profesionales, procedentes de cinco países distintos. Los participantes podían elegir entre la competencia en aguas abiertas de 10K, el “Medio Oceanman” de 5K o el de “Popular” de 1.5 que se realiza en las fuertes corrientes del mar de Cozumel.

El primer lugar en la categoría elite de 10K lo obtuvo Fernando Betanzos Rodríguez con un tiempo de 2:14:02; en tanto que Anahí León Becerril, de Veracruz, se llevó la presea de primer lugar en la división femenil con un tiempo de 2:43:39. Pueden obtener mayores detalles o una lista completa de los resultados en el sitio oficial Oceanman. Algunos consideran que el evento Oceanman marca el inicio no oficial de la temporada de triatlones de Cozumel.

El próximo mes, durante Septiembre 11 al 18, la Isla será la sede de la Gran Final de la Serie Mundial de Triatlón ITU que incluyen el Acuatlón, Categorías por edades, campeonatos Mundiales Juveniles y Sub23, además de las competencias finales que coronarán a los Campeones Mundiales femenino y masculino. Se espera que este evento atraiga a 9 competidores olímpicos y una cobertura mundial. Para mayor información sobre el evento, por favor consulten el sitio web de ITU.

 

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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