Star line-up for the Spanish Championship of 10,000 meters


The open-air season will begin this Saturday, April 9, with Spanish Championship of 10,000 m absolute and sub23 and 5000 m sub20 and sub18held in the Portuguese town of Faro framed in Iberian Trophy. This is the twenty-sixth time the men’s and women’s 10,000 m championship has been combined-all in a row since 1996 except 2020, when it was canceled due to pandemic-, and the fifth in territory history. of the Portuguese, although this has not yet been done at the lighthouse.

The championship is organized by Royal Spanish Athletics Federation in collaboration with Portuguese Athletics Federationand provides three direct pre-selection areas for 10,000m European Cup held on May 28 at I ran, Franceprovided that athletes achieve the minimum participation RFEA for that competition: 28: 35.00 in the 10,000 m, 28:30 in the 10 km and 1:02:30 in the half marathon in the case of men, and 33: 00.00 in the 10,000 m, 32:40 in the 10 km and 1: 12:30 in the women’s half marathon.

The holding of this competition will be subject to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, strict compliance with the regulations implemented at the time of the competition and the guidelines established by national and international authorities on measures of prevention, mitigation and protection. in terms of minimizing the risks of infection.

This time, the championship level is exceptional, with entry lists rarely seen in the last decade. So, in Word The 2021 champion will compete, an Olympian in Tokyo, the third and sixth classified in the last European Cup, the current European champion under 23, the Spanish record holder of 10 km on the road, a marathon runner of 2:08: 56, the fifth place in World University Cross Country and three other fully international. In addition, three of them are less than 28 minutes into the 25 laps of the track in 2021.

The women’s level is not far behind and includes the title defender, an Olympian in Tokyo, the current champion of Spain in the 5000 m, a six-time champion of Spain in the 3000 m obstacles, a runner-up in the University Cross Country World Cup team, another fully international and two athletes who lost 33 minutes in 10 km on the road in 2022.

May, for his first title in the 10,000 m

After achieving the third best Spanish score in history in Birmingham European Cup (27: 25.00) and will finish thirteenth at the Tokyo Olympics, Charles May aims to premiere his national record in the 10,000 m in Faro. The reigning champion of Spain in the 5000 m, who finished just 27:53 in the 10 km Villa de Laredo, will face the defending champion, his training partner. Juan Antonio ‘Chiki’ Perez. the disciple of Pepe Mareca completed an impressive 2021, won Torrevieja with 27: 59.45 and lowering his personal best to Ostrava to 27: 46.08; and he will go the same way in 2022, where he dropped four times from 29 minutes in 10 km, the last place in fifth in the Spanish historical ranking with 27:56 in Laredo.

Next to them will stand the starting line Jesus Ramos, one of last season’s revelations. the disciple of Arthur Martin He started second in Torrevieja and went on to an impressive sixth place in Birmingham European Cup, where the clock stopped at 27: 49.73. He finished 2021 with victory at the National Cross Alcala de Henaresbut in 2022 he did not compete until the end of March, deserving of sixth place in International Urban Night Race of San Antón de Jaén.

We will need to pay attention to the holder of the Spanish record of 10 km on the route, Tony Abbeythat in 2022 is recovering good sensations: it is seventh in the Spanish Cross-Country Championship and twice under 29 minutes on asphalt, the 10K Donostia – Gimnástica de Ulía and the 10 km Villa de Laredo. Also here is the reigning 10,000 m sub-23 European champion, Eduardo Menachowhich came from being twenty -one in Cross University World Cupat Zakaria Boufaljat, who finished in a very good fifth position in the said championship. In addition, four full -fledged internationals will be seeking tickets to the European Cup: the marathon runner Iago Redwhich came from making 2:08:56 in Valencia, the obstacle Roberto Alaiz, Sergio Jimenez and David Palacio.

Irene Sánchez-Escribano and Lucía Rodríguez debut

The 2021 champion, Maitane Melero, again vowed to defend his title in Faro. Navarrese successfully jumped on the road, winning the 10 km Villa de Laredo with 32:39 and fourth in Half Marathon of EDP Seville with 1:12:08, but was back on track in search of a ticket to his fourth European Cup. In front of him, another Spanish champion in 2021, in this case 5000 m: Beatrice Alvarez. The Spaniard has not competed in 25 laps since 2019, but his current form suggests he can lower his personal best of 34: 08.54, coming after running 32:54 at 10K Valencia Ibercaja in January.

Sa Word, two benchmarks from Spanish backgrounds will debut in the 10,000 m with the title in their sights. On the one hand, the six -time champion of Spain in the 3000 m obstacles Irene Sánchez-Escribanowhich makes the leap to a distance where it has become famous … Although in its most difficult aspect, the cross country: it twice became the champion of Spain and in 2019, twenty -five in the world in Aarhus. On the route, the student of Anthony Serrano He has not been flashy in the 10 km and his best mark is 34:01, achieved in Madrid three years ago. At hurdles his personal best was 9: 27.53 and at 5000 m, 15: 33.29.

On the other hand, the young Olympian appears at 5000 m Lucia Rodriguez. disciple of Arthur MartinMadrilenian knew what it meant to lose 33 minutes (32:50) on the route, although he did so on the favorable route of San Silvestre Vallecana International. On the track, his records were remarkable from 1500 m (4: 08.65) to 5000 m (15: 26.19), although his great milestone was at the Torun 2021 Indoor European Championships, where he reached the final of 3000 m (he was eighth) dropped nine minutes two consecutive days (8: 56.71 and 8: 53.90.

In the list of registered sub23 is also highlighted Alicia Berzosain good shape now 2022 after finishing fourth in its category at Spanish Cross Country Championship and to announce himself runner-up on the teams at the University Cross Country Championships, where he entered the twentieth. In addition, he dropped from 34 minutes to 10 km on the road, leaving his personal brand at 33:43 in the 10K Donostia – Ulía Gymnastics.

Another athlete to watch out for is Laura Luengowho had an amazing cross-country season ending with his pick for Fingal-Dublin European Championship. On the road it fell from 33 minutes (32:43) to the super favorable route Alcobendas in 2020, although a month later he endorsed it with a commendable 33:42 on the windy circuit of San Silvestre Vallecano That person’s international, different from the norm because of the pandemic.

Two other women who lost 33 minutes on the road in the same 2022 will complete the list of those registered. Meritxell Soler he stopped the clock in Valencia at 32:34, placing fifth in the Spanish historical rankings. In addition, three weeks later he ran (and won) the Seville Half Marathon in 1:10:36, the sixth best Spanish time ever. Esther Navarrete the clock stopped inside 10K Villa of Laredo at 32:40, the eighth best national record of all time.

Some of the most promising distance runners meet in Faro

In the male sub20, the alcarreño Jaime Miallón He showed the best score of the registered (14: 24.69) and came as the Spanish cross champion and runner-up in the 3000 m indoor track. will be measured in David CanteroEuropean runner-up away in Tallinn 2021 and bronze in two Spanish Championships in the category held in 2022. The 3000 m champion in Antequera, Mario Monreal, is also among those listed.

In the female sub20, Huelva stands out Maria Forerowhich came after being fourth in European Cup for Cross Country Clubs in OeirasPortugal, and finished thirteenth in European Fingal-Dublin Cross. He is also international in Tallinn 2021, he is the current runner-up in Spain in the 5000 m and has the best record of registered in 16: 35.25. Before him, the second, third and fourth classified by the Spanish Championship sub20 on the covered track in the 3000m: Antía Castro, Aida Alemany and Clara Las Heras.

In the men’s sub18 the recent champion of Spain is competing in the school cross country, Escamilla Mesfindefending the title won in 2021 at Torrevieja. At 14: 31.62 he has the third best Spanish U18 record in history, 15 seconds behind the record of a legend such as Alexander Gomez. The runner-up and the fourth classified in the final U18 Spanish Indoor Championship will also be placed on the starting line, Unai Naranjo (8: 30.30) at Lazaro Carreno (8: 37.31).

In the female sub18, the multiple national record holder debuted in the 5000 m Xela Martinez after beating the U20 (and U18) Spanish record for the 3000 m indoor track with 9: 14.96, which helped him reach the final of the absolute Spanish Championship. merem gabrielthe third classified in Torrevieja 2021 and champion of Spain in the 3000 m indoor track, was among those registered.

Source: La Verdad


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