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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Mario Mola, Spanish Triathlete

Mario Mola, is a 27 year old Spanish pro triathlete, with a very successful career...  He was born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on February 23, 1990. He started swimming at age 5, and participated in his first Triathlon at age 15. 
He is the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series World Champion. He has placed 19th at the London Olympic Games 2012 and 8th at the Rio Olympic Games 2016.

A few weeks ago, Australia's Gold Coast witnessed another Mola victory, when he won the 2017 Jewel World Triathlon Series Gold Coast event.  Mola has now won three times on the Gold Coast, including the 2009 ITU junior world champion title and last year's World Triathlon Series event.  In this recent race in  Australia,  the race came down to the final 5km run, with Mola locked in a battle with fellow Spanish athletes Fernando Alarza and Javier Gomez Noya, and training partner Richard Murray. But in the final few hundred meters Mola pulled away from Murray to take his second consecutive Gold Coast win, in a time of 52 minutes and 35 seconds.  Murray finished strongly for second, with Alraza rounding out the podium.

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