Mohamed Katir, silver in the 5,000 meters of the European

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The muleño battles to the end for the gold, which Jakob Ingebrigtsen takes, completing a historic day for regional athletics

Another dream summer for Mohamed Katir. The muleño was named runner-up in Europe in the 5,000 meters in Munich on Tuesday. He battled for gold until the end, but finished behind Jakob Ingebrigtsen, world champion a month ago and the clear favorite. The race, which progressed slowly, began to stretch three laps before the end. Katir was the only athlete to follow in the Norwegian’s footsteps until the last lap, but Ingebrigtsen decided the test in the final stretch.

Last year Katir emerged as one of the revelations of the national sport: three Spanish records and a final at the Olympic Games. The 24-year-old from Muleño has confirmed in recent months that his rise was no mirage. In June he was declared champion of Spain in the 5,000 meters and a month ago he returned to the podium with bronze in 1,500 at the World Championships in Eugene in the Spanish middle distance.

This Tuesday, Katir completed a day for the history of Murcian athletics in the Europeans. In the morning, Miguel Ángel López returned to the top by hanging gold in the 35-kilometer hike. A successful day for the Spanish delegation in Munich, led by representatives of the Murcia region.

Source: La Verdad

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