Joseíto Rivera Develop into First Puerto Rican Particular Olympics Athletes to finish an IRONMAN 70.3
José “Joseíto” Rivera made historical past in March 2023 when he grew to become the primary Particular Olympics Puerto Rico athlete to finish an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon. The race was made up of a 1.2-mile swim adopted by a 56-mile bike trip and completed with a 13.1-mile run. Joseíto completed the course in slightly below 7 hours and 45 minutes (7:44.31).
The race occurred on the shoreline of San Juan at El Escambron Seaside the place Joseíto navigated every leg of the triathlon along with his coach Randy Soler. The duo made their IRONMAN 70.3 debut collectively and shall be pursuing a triathlon in Slovakia in Could with a handful of different Particular Olympics athletes.
Joseíto began the competitors fatigued however powered by way of to the end line. His seven day-a-week coaching preparation over the previous few months set him up properly to organize his physique and thoughts for the bodily and psychological battles he would face all through the race.
The IRONMAN competitor will now deal with the second annual Particular Olympics European Triathlon Open Competitors as a part of the Problem Household Triathlon Collection in Samorin, Slovakia from 18-22 Could. Joseíto is one among three Particular Olympics Puerto Rico triathletes competing within the race and one of many 33 athletes representing 11 completely different Particular Olympics delegations in Slovakia together with: Estonia (1), Finland (4), Germany (4), Guatemala (3), Israel (1), Italy (3), Monaco (3), Netherlands (3), Puerto Rico (3), Slovakia (2) and USA (6).