Swimmers conquer the walls of hell!
James Secoy (12 kilometres); Santi Fariña and Victoria Sánchez (6.5 kilometres); and Alejandro Meneses and Mariela Díaz (1.5 kilometres) were the winners of the second edition of the “Travesía Las Murallas del Infierno” (“Crossing the Walls of Hell”) held in the waters of the southern coast.
There were depatures from Teno, Masca and Playa Los Guios with the same beach in mind as the finishing point ie los Guíos de Los Gigantes.
British competitor Secoy, swimmer of the Tenerife Masters, finished the 12,000 metres in 3h.01: 53, while in second place was Carlos Alberto Pérez (3h.06: 13) and third was Rafael O’Sanahan (3h.12: 55 ).
In the 6.5 km test, Santi Fariña (Pejeverde) achieved victory after 1h09: 15, followed by Libertad Ramos with 1h.10: 42 and Enrique Catena 1h.10: 50. In the women’s class, Victoria Sánchez was the winner with 1h.18: 59. The podium was completed with the presence of Annick Vande Kerckhove (1h.24: 07) and María Eugenia Bracero (1h.26: 32).
In the short distance, the Tensalus swimmer, Alejandro Meneses, who is preparing his participation in the INAS World Championship (International Federation of Athletes with Intellectual Disability) celebrated in Mexico, showed his qualities to win with 17:24. Second was Cristian Rodríguez (17:32) and third was Pablo Hernández (19:29).
Mariela Díaz and Nadia González maintained a nice fight that was resolved in favour of Mariela by just eight seconds (20:18 by 20:26). The third place went to María del Pino Alberiche (22:24).
The trophy ceremony was attended by Santiago del Teide sports councillor, Guillermo Evora; councillor for Social Services, Beatriz González and the councillor for Youth, Alejandra Lecuona.