Tomás Rodríguez Hernández made history as the first Mexican triathlete ever to claim victory at an Ironman race

Tomás Rodríguez Hernández’s triumph at Ironman Texas marked a significant milestone, making him the first Mexican triathlete to win an Ironman race. Despite setbacks in previous races, including veering off course during Ironman 70.3 Oceanside, he remained determined. Rodríguez Hernández’s journey into triathlon began with BMX racing and swimming, later transitioning to triathlon after showcasing promising running talent. The pandemic disrupted his racing opportunities, prompting him to focus on long-distance events. Despite initial challenges, he achieved podium finishes and his first victory at Ironman 70.3 Cozumel in 2023. Rodríguez Hernández then set his sights on Ironman Texas, refining his bike position and aiming for a strong swim, bike, and run performance. His strategic race plan paid off as he emerged from the water near the leaders, maintained a strong position on the bike, and surged ahead on the run, ultimately securing victory. Looking ahead, he plans to limit himself to two Ironman races per year, prioritizing qualification for and competing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona.

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