Benjamín Vicuña made his first Ironman: “He dedicated it to his daughter Blanca”

Benjamín Vicuña, happy after finishing the challenge (Photos and Video: Teleshow)
Benjamín Vicuña, happy after finishing the challenge (Photos and Video: Teleshow)

“He is a hyper-healthy, resilient person with a concept of constant learning and adaptation”. so lor defined to Benjamin Vicuna His trainer Maximiliano Martinez Monzon, in early January. At that time, he was physically preparing him for what would be his first Ironman this Sunday, February 20. That day finally came and the coach spoke with teleshow to recount how the actor’s unprecedented experience was.

“There were 700 registrants and when we started with him and talked to the IronMan people, in two and a half months he went to 2,100 participants,” he said surprised about the competition that includes swimming, running and cycling. And he gave details of the sensations of the former Carolina Pampita Ardohain and Eugenia La China Suarez at the end of the challenge: “His emotion… crying at the end, dedicating it to his daughter Blanca, to his family. For him that is the most important thing.. And for the sport, for the Triathlon, for him as an artist, his presence was very important. He was very excited, it is the first time that he does this”.

Benjamín Vicuña and his coach, Maximiliano Martínez Monzón
Benjamín Vicuña and his coach, Maximiliano Martínez Monzón

Although during today’s competition he could not be accompanied by his family, yesterday an advance event of the Triathlon was held, in which groceries and canteens were delivered, and some official photos were taken, and on that occasion was accompanied by Baptist, Beltran and Beniciothe three children he had with the former jury of ShowMatch.

Benjamín Vicuña with his three eldest sons, Bautista, Beltrán and Benicio
Benjamín Vicuña with his three eldest sons, Bautista, Beltrán and Benicio

In as much, the day of this Sunday began very early. The appointment was 6.45 in Nordelta, in the Tigre match. There, thousands of people were anxiously waiting to start the sporting event for which they had been preparing for months. “We were scared because we thought it was going to rain, but luckily it didn’t. He accompanied the entire career as a celebrity, as a race athlete that he is, as an artist “explained Martínez Monzón.

In this sense, by not appearing strictly as a participant, he did not obtain any position in each discipline, but having managed to complete the total of the miles generated enormous satisfaction for the former protagonist of Argentina, land of love and revenge. “He was great, we swam smoothly, well, then the bike was also good, and his strength is running. People chanted it. I have been running for more than ten years and what I saw today with Benjamin surprised me. All the girls, the ladies cheering him on, and the runners too. He is highly recognized and respected.he expressed enthusiastically.

Benjamín Vicuña made his first Ironman

One of the aspects that Maximiliano de Vicuña highlights the most is his great ability to commit to sports, despite his hectic personal and work life. When he got in touch with the trainer, the actor had just separated from the ex Almost angels and was going through a move, in addition to being with several work projects. “Five months ago he was alone with his children in an apartment and then he went to a house, he trained with me, then the Ironman idea came up…He arrived today crying and dedicated it to his family, which is the most important thing,” he explained. In fact, the Chilean was in the last days vacationing in Europe with eli sulichinhis new partner, and in the middle of that trip, he did not miss a single day of training. “Every day we were in contact. She came back on Wednesday night and today she ran, it’s impressive”described Maximiliano shocked.

“What was the first thing he said to you when he finished?”

—He told me: “Thank you, thank you”, he was very moved and I was moved too. I think he will never forget it. He spoke with the owners of the Ironman, with the people who received it, and he told them “I want to continue being and being part of all this”.

Benjamín Vicuña, after completing the Triathlon
Benjamín Vicuña, after completing the Triathlon

In relation to this, the physical trainer said that Benjamin plans to participate in the Ironman 70.30, a category that requires much more effort than the one he did this Sunday. “It is in San Juan on March 26. He is going to be filming a movie in Mendoza and he is going to train there, I am going to give him a training plan. We have to get together with the Ironman people because that instance is very big, ”he acknowledged. And he closed:Hopefully this will serve to make visible that the Triathlon is for everyonein four months one can prepare an Olympic like the one he participated in”.

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Benjamín Vicuña made his first Ironman: “He dedicated it to his daughter Blanca”