Champion Valentina Carvallo won this year’s Triathlon World Cup in Huatulco, Mexico, beating all competitors in a fiercely fought contest.
The Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB) alumna registered one hour, six minutes and 31 seconds, achieving first place and becoming the hottest talent in the Triathlon world. The race, which is known for its endurance, includes 750 meters of swimming, 20 kilometers of biking and 5 kilometers of running.
“I’m very happy with the result. I did really well in the swimming phase, which enabled me to take a distinct advantage before the transition to the bike race. I was eager to start the biking in the leading group. I felt really comfortable after that, and it helped me finish first,” said the professional triathlete.
Valentina will be participating in the National Triathlon in the Panamerican Games in Toronto 2015, which is why first place in Mexico was so important.
“I had high expectations about this race, because of the climate conditions and the route was favorable for me. I’ve always liked racing in hot temperatures, rather than fighting against cold. The bike race was key in making a difference and luckily it did. Now I’ll keep training because in three weeks, the Panamerican Games take place”.
UNAB is proud of Valentina’s rise and her athletic development. Competition after competition, she has demonstrated a very high level of professionalism, as well as other students. We congratulate Valentina on her important victory in Mexico this past weekend. We hope Valentina continues her winning streak and accomplishes her own personal goals.
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