News : All the details of the San Silvestre Vallecana 2020

News : All the details of the San Silvestre Vallecana 2020

Kiplimo won the 2018 / EFE edition

Great news. This Thursday morning the San Silvestre Vallecana 2020 was presented in Madrid. If at first it had transpired that this classic of the last day of the year would only be played virtually, finally it will be possible to run in its elite version. 500 runners will have the privilege of being able to experience one of the best 10k in national soil and seek to improve their best records. It will be different from other editions, not only in terms of the non-participation of the popular ones, but also in terms of the circuit and the fact that there will be no public cheering and cheering on the athletes. Things of this pandemic that we are having to live.

2.5 kilometer circuit

Since 1964, this test has been contested without interruption in the streets of the Vallecas neighborhood. That will be one of the novelties, which this time will not come together in this area. The test will be held in a central 2.5 kilometer circuit. The Vallecano neighborhood has been ruled out for its narrow streets; Wider avenues will be sought to avoid any type of agglomeration; in addition, there will be an hour difference between the female and male races, with 250 participants in each case (60 elite of each category). Under 34 ′ in men and under 40 ′ in women, the marks to be able to register.

“A few optimists thought that the race would be able to take place despite the pandemic, although it will be colder than in other years,” Fernando Carro commented at the presentation. The Madrilenian comes from making the best Spanish mark ever in 10k. Registrations for the international will open on December 4.

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