153 athletes run in First Trail Running
TIZIMÍN.— Yesterday morning the First Trail Running was held in the “El Monte” ecological park, where 153 athletes from the states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán gathered.
When announcing the realization of the trail race, Mayor Pedro Couoh Suaste pointed out that this type of events benefits this city because they attract visitors from other states, who later return on a walk plan and the presence of tourism is part of the plan of reactivation of the economy.
For his part, Carlos Contreras, one of the organizers, said that the goal was exceeded to be the first competition they organize and the results motivated them due to the large participation, both in the men’s and women’s branches.
The space was ideal for these competitions because it meets what is required in a cross-country race, as runners do not achieve a stable pace in the competition.
He added that the athletes demonstrated that they have this sports preparation.
The competitions were divided into two categories, 5.5 and 10 kilometers, respectively.
The first three places in each category received cash prizes.
Lorenzo May Chan, from Mérida; Otilio Contreras, from Valladolid, and Macdonel Rodríguez Brawny, from Cozumel, Quintana Roo, occupied first, second and third places in the men’s 10-kilometer race, respectively.
The athletes began to arrive very early to the venue of the event, located about two kilometers from the shore of the Tizimín-Sucilá highway.
Shortly after 7 in the morning they began their journey through the trees of this ecological park.
During the journey, all preventive measures were implemented for the safety of the runners, such as the installation of hydration centers.
The event ended without incident, but some athletes lost their position and ran another route outside the track to reach the finish line.— ISAURO CHI DÍAZ