The city of Madrid hosts this Tuesday, as every December 31 since 1964 – except for 1969, when it was not disputed -, the San Silvestre Vallecana, one of the most recognized athletic events in our country and one of the four races of 10 kilometres of the world that holds the IAAF Gold Race Running Label.
Nail 40,000 people they are called to travel the ten kilometers of distance that exist between Concha Espina (Sacred Hearts Square) and the Vallecas Stadium area, where the test concludes.
Participants can enjoy during the pleasure event of tour emblematic areas and well known as Serrano, Puerta de Alcalá, Cibeles, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, City of Barcelona or Avenida de la Albufera.
The San Silvestre Vallecana consists of two differentiated competitions: one popular and one for professionals. The edition popular it is celebrated from 17.30 hourswhile editing international starts at 19.55 hours
(To participate in it, you have to have a mark in 10 kilometers less than 39 minutes for men and less than 45 minutes for women).
In this edition, the Ugandan Send Bushendich and the Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich They are the main favorites for the win. Among the Spaniards, Madrid Fernando Carro It will seek to make that quality leap that has starred on the tartan to close a remarkable 2019 course. The Spanish record holder of
3,000 meters obstacles will try to improve the seventh place of 2012 and 2015, and lower their personal mark in the Vallecana, which is 28 minutes and 43 seconds.
In the female category, the leading role will be for the viguesa Carmela CardamaThe 23-year-old university runner-up of 10,000 meters in the United States and is the fastest-running national in history with her age, beating Alessandra Aguilar.
The last victories of Spanish athletes in the Vallecana competition were achieved Chema Martínez (2003) and Marta Dominguez (2008).