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Long distance sucess for Ironman David 

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La Orotava athlete David Diaz Amador has continued his path of outstanding success by coming second in his category (30 to 34 years) in the Ironman of South Africa.

He has also been classified for the Championships of the World in Hawaii on October 14th.

A nurse by profession, David’s journey as a triathlete began in 2012 when he made his first Olympic triathlon.

A year later, he participated in a Half, the Teideextreme in which he qualified in 22nd place and the following year, in 2014 managed to reach 11th place. He then met his current coach José Ramón Callén Rodríguez.

Given the good results in long distance considering his short experience and lack of physical trainer until that moment, he and his new coach decided to jump to the Ironman, debuting in the IM of Lanzarote of 2015 and fin-ishing the year with the IM from Mallorca. In 2016, in addition to local competitions, he again took part in the IM of Lanzarote and the IM of Mallorca.

For 2017 the objective was to seek classification for the Ironman World Championships in Kona-Hawaii competing in the Ironman African Championship (South Africa) celebrated on April 2nd and he had great pleasure of having achieved it. He also received a trophy for his second group placing.

David says this sport is his passion and he wants to dedicate himself to it, especially the long distance tria-thlon.