Last Saturday Eneko Llanos achieved one of the most important victories of his career, as he finished in front of a group of great professional triathletes at Ironman Texas. Ten weeks after the disappointing DNF at Abu Dhabi International Triathlon (read “Almost everything right… is not good enough!”) , Eneko proved that it was nothing but an accident, and that his fitnees and competivity still place him among the best.
The importance of the win is twofold, as this is the race that affords most points in the new point system to qualify for Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Thus, Eneko adds a prestigious win to his record, and climbs up to the second position in the Kona point ranking, which allows us to prepare for that race with plenty of time, calmly, and with the tranquility of knowing there is no need to race until October with the pressure of having to attain the desired Kona spot.
As for the Texas race, the best I can do is let Eneko himself tell you about how it went.