Hundreds of age-group athletes also took to the calm blue waters off Torà Beach and the technical, winding bike course, before finishing with a flat tarmac run along the beachfront.  
A large crowd gathered throughout the day in Paguera hoping to enjoy a race with some of the best triathletes in Europe, including ITU star Mario Mola.
In the men’s race, rookie Mola was first out of the water in 24mins, but unfortunately had to abandon the race after puncturing on the bike leg.
Ospaly stormed to victory with a 1:17 run split in an overall time of 4:03:26. 

In the women’s race, Brit Catherine Jameson led on the swim and bike after comfortably exiting the water first, however she was eventually run down by Loehr at the 7km mark who won in a time of 4hrs 37mins.  

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Mario Mola at the swim start, who eventually DNF’d due to a puncture




The Challenge Paguera swim start




There were some technical turns on the bike course




A descent on the 90km bike leg




Age-group athletes taking on the challenge




An athlete comes into transition




Brit Catherine Jameson heads out for the half marathon run




An athlete collects a lap-counting band on the run course




Picturesque scenes on a coastal path along the beach




The women’s top three collect their winnings




The men’s Challenge Paguera podium




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