News : Alejandro Gómez, one of our best athletes suffers from a brain tumor

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Alejandro Gómez, one of our best athletes suffers from a brain tumor

Alejandro Gómez, in a recent image / Vigo Lighthouse

For many generations Alejandro Gómez is a reference, a mirror to look at, an athlete model who combined tenacity and talent and who managed to be in the TOP internationally. The 53-year-old from Vigo is suffering from an inoperable brain tumor and is admitted to the Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital in his hometown.

As the ‘Faro de Vigo’ reports, he is living these hard times with the support of his wife Paula, his family and his friends. Gomez has been a "canicross addict" for a while; in fact, is residing with the 25 dogs that are part of his ‘mushing’ sports team. In fact, a couple of months ago, in full confinement, he offered an interview to Vigo's own newspaper in which he related how coexistence was being and having so many puppies at home in his care in such an exceptional situation.

Assuming your situation

“It has given me the guidelines to follow. It has helped me tidy up my insides, calm me down. I cannot fight alone in this battle and in the difficult days it has been of enormous help to reach the final day as best as possible ”, commented Gómez about the psychological help he is receiving. The disease has progressed very rapidly, although perhaps he may return home soon, to his surroundings, with his own. "I always did what I should at every moment. I am happy with most of the things that have happened to me or that I have carried out. I don't feel like I've run out of anything to do, "adds Gomez for the 'Vigo Lighthouse.'

Spain marathon record

To give us an idea of ​​the magnitude of Alejandro within our fund, it should be noted that he has attended three Olympic Games. The first, those from Seoul’88, was just 21 years old. He repeated in Barcelona’92 and Atlanta’96 in the 10,000 meters. 41 times absolute internationalAlejandro had a successful transition from 10,000 to the marathon. In the Europeans of 1998 and 2002 he was fifth and sixth, respectively, and achieved what became at that time the Record of Spain of the distance of Filípides in Rotterdam (2:07:54). In addition, his achievements include a sixth place in the World Cup, a runner-up in Europe of cros or five Spanish championships of 5,000.

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