Sabugueiro: “My dream is for Kipchoge to retire at San Silvestre”


Sabugueiro: “My dream is for Kipchoge to retire at San Silvestre”

Antonio Sabugueirofounder of San Silvestre Vallecano in 1964stated that, despite the fact that great athletes on the international scene passed through his career, he would have “loved” to participate Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (world marathon champion in 2015) and pointed out that it was a “dream”. Eliud Kipchogewinner of Vallecas in 2005 and 2006 and holder of the marathon world record (2:01:09), withdrew from the Madrid event.

sabugueiro founded the San Silvestre Vallecano with a group of friends in 1964. In that first race, JJesus Hurtado, only 54 runners participated. After 58 years, the race that closes the year is part of the popular imagination with more than 40,000 registered athletes in its last edition and becoming an international reference, where it was chosen up to six times as the best popular race in the world at the 10K distance.

The San Silvestre has an exceptional track record with winners such as Eliud Kipchoge, Jakob Kiplimo, Paula Radcliffe, Tariku Bekele and the Spanish legion with legends like Mariano Haro, carmen valero, Chema Martinez, isaac vice, Fabian Roncero, Martin Fiz, Jose Luis Gonzalez or latest Mohamed Katir.

“At the national level I prefer all the great Spanish runners to run. It is impossible to choose one because if we can be proud of anything, it is that all the high-class Spanish athletes ran and won in San Silvestre“, said sabugueirowho on November 8 will receive an award for ‘Best Sporting Event 2022’ in the vagaries of City of the Racket and María de Villota Awards.

“To the foreigners I was with kipchoge. I can say that he is a good long-distance runner, he has an amazing stride and, moreover, a very well equipped head. He won in Vallecas in 2005 and 2006. He even broke the world record run here, although due to the course of the race it cannot be compared. My dream would be for him to retire to San Silvestre Vallecano“, he admitted.

Among the cast of great athletes is one who has never been there and loves to run the test.

“We had the best, but if I had to name one athlete I would want to race, that would be it Ghirmay Ghebreslassie“, commented sabugueiropromoter of an event that transcends the values ​​of sport.

“What I am proud of is that race is a social and global phenomenon. There is no country in the world and not a single town in Spain that does not have it. ‘San Silvestre’. As my cardiologist told me: “You don’t know what you have done for Spanish health care. Spain it’s a race. We’re delighted,” he concluded.

Source: La Verdad


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