Leonora Jiménez overcame many obstacles to ultimately take the win at La Ruta de los Conquistadores in Mexico.The model even managed to beat an Olympic triathlete, Fabiola Corona. The event consisted of three stages and 171 kilometers. There was dry land and a strong ascent to conquer.
The businesswomen stated that the competition was extra tough because of mechanical difficulties. In fact, she was about to give up but she took courage and overcame the issues.
From the first stage, the bicycle suffered a hit and was damaged. Because of this, she couldn’t use most of the changes and she had to stop four times. Another challenge was the altitude which made it hard to breathe. The ascent was over 2500 meters. By the second start, her bike was still not at 100 percent but she was able to recover a lot of time. Her rival had a tough day this time and was overtaken by Leonora.
In Leonora’s favor was her gift for long distances, whereas her rival is more technical. By the end, they were almost together. Leonora is very satisfied with the title and all she overcame to take first in this international event on behalf of Costa Rica.