The Katir-Mechaal duel today guarantees the show in Nerja


The Muleño and the Catalan face each other in the 5,000 meters, proof that they will run for two hours after seeking a place in the 1,500 final of the Spanish Championship

The Spanish Outdoor Championship taking place in Nerja promises a show today. One of the big attractions will be the duel between two names from the Spanish athletics, such as the Catalan Adel Mechaal and the Muleño Mohamed Katir. Palamós’ and Mula’s, two of the best middle distance runners on the international scene, who have faced each other twice: in 1,500 and in 5,000.

One of the red marked tests in the Nerja Championship is the 5,000m race. he’s coming tonight [20.50 horas] and it will be Mechaal and Katir’s first direct confrontation in the final of this distance. Both will take to the track two hours after the semi-finals of the 1,500. Ouassim Oumaiz becomes third in disagreement. The athlete runs home and arrives at a good time. Last May, he was resurrected in Huelva, where he achieved a time of 13.06.74 and has not run since, despite how strong he feels. Mechaal arrives in Oslo a few days ago at 13:06.02 where Katir retired sick from the mile. The Murcian represents the first 5,000 meters of the season.

This edition of the Spanish Championship is very special because of the amount of incentives it offers to the athletes. Starting with the titles at stake and continuing their importance in light of the two major international championships of 2022, the Oregon World Cup [del 15 al 24 de julio] and the European in Munich [del 15 al 21 de agosto] This Spanish championship will be decisive for being part of the squad for the two major events of the summer.

also tonight [21.15], Sergio López, from Aljuce, contesting the 100 meters. He does it as a favorite as he defends the title.

Tomorrow, next to the final of the 1500 meters, where Katir and Mechaal, if everything goes smoothly in today’s semifinal, will control all eyes, it will be Mariano García’s turn. The middle distance runner from Cuevas de Reyllo does not yet have the minimum for the World Cup or the European Championship. He will fight for the win with Adrán Ben and Álvaro de Arribas.

Mariano arrives enthusiastically. “365 days ago a health problem forced me to finish the season earlier than expected, but I’m back and this weekend I will be able to play the Spanish Championship with all my teammates. Let’s start with the bike!” he wrote on his Instagram account yesterday.

Source: La Verdad


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