Mourning in the Spanish triathlon. Veteran Diego Paredes, who in addition to being an athlete was a coach, has been found dead at his home in Plasencia, as reported ‘The Newspaper of Extremadura’.

At 42, Paredes had long been fighting against A serious illness, according to the aforementioned newspaper, so it was outside the professional circuits. The news has been a hard blow for top-level triathletes, such as Iván Raña or the Paralympic This is Carrasco.

The latter said goodbye to him on twitter with an emotional message, as they were very close. “Today is a sad day for me. My boss, my coach, my friend is gone, the one who has guided me and helped me in recent years to finish my dreams, another lover in triathlon, another athlete who is leaving us. I will miss you, “he wrote.

For Carrasco, the figure of Paredes was fundamental. More than a friend he was a fundamental support, and that is why, in addition to an initial message of pain, he has left a reflection on the coaches.

“They guide us in our lives, we argue more than with anyone, we listen to them like no one else, they educate us in values, they rejoice with our successes, they take care of us with tweezers and we, without knowing it, love them like parents,” he wrote about his technician, with whom he had worked for five years and who just two days before He had sent her a series of trainings.

In Paredes’ sports record, the victory he achieved in the Vitoria long-distance Triathlon in 2015 and a ninth place in the very tough Ironman of Hawaii stand out.