The National Cross Triathlon Championship, held in Târgu Mureş for the first time in XTERRA, the most important international Cross Triathlon circuit, was won by Ciprian Bălănescu, multiple national triathlon champion and Olympic duathlon, sponsored by Herbalife Nutrition.
Since 2014, Herbalife Nutrition has been supporting Ciprian in his sporting activity by providing him with a high-performance nutrition program designed specifically for the needs of a professional triathlete.
“I managed to win this year for the fourth consecutive year, but this year’s title is special because I won it in my new quality, the daddy. There is a period of relaxation, and then I will be present in Tulcea, on August 24th, at the Olympic triathlon National Championship – 1,5 km swimming, 40 km bicycle, 10 km running. So far, in this Olympic discipline, I have won 13 national championships and hope to be lucky to win this year too, “said Ciprian Bălănescu, Herbalife Nutrition sponsored athlete.
The National Cross Triathlon Championship in Târgu Mureş took place at a distance of 1.5 km swimming, 30 km of bicycle, with a difference of 300 meters and 10 km of running, with a difference of 400 meters.
The swimming test, carried out on the Mureş River, was a great challenge for Ciprian, but managed to get out of the water among the first athletes. The bicycle route was on the Cornesti Plateau and was a technical one, with many climbs and descents, the speed being over 50 km per hour on uneven ground with many roots and stones. Running on the Cornesti plateau, near the zoo, the athletes also had many aggressive ascents and descents. The results of the competition can be found here: http://frtri.ro/cn-cros-triatlon-rezultate/
Ciprian’s next major goal for this year is to take part in the European Duathlon Championship, to be held in Spain, Ibiza, on October 13th.
Worldwide Herbalife Nutrition sponsors over 190 athletes and teams, Cristiano Ronaldo and the LA Galaxy team being just a few of them. In Romania, Herbalife Nutrition is the official nutrition sponsor for Anca Bucur, five-time winner of the Miss Fitness Universe title, the Olympic Canoeing Lot, and last but not least, FC Viitorul football team coached by Gheorghe Hagi.