Mario Mola enjoys the beauty and makes a great mark in the 5,000 of Castellón
The triathlete Mario Mola was one of the ‘outsiders’ at the Athletics Meeting held at the Gaetà Huguet stadium of Castellón. The Spaniard, who recently ran (and won) in a 3,000 organized by the Balearic Athletics Federation in Palma, has participated in the 5,000 test and has achieved a very remarkable mark.
Fourth and very good role
His 13.41.58 have earned him to be fourth in a race in which Thierry Ndikumwenayo, from Playas de Castellón, has prevailed with strength and with a personal best, with 13.26.85. Only he, Oukhelfen (13.36.11) and Nacho Giménez (13.36.54) have been able to beat the Mallorcan triathlete, who has stayed close to his personal best.
Mola achieved a record of 13.35 at the Grand Prix of France a year ago, the best record in the history of a 5,000 in a sprint triathlon. Britain's Alex Yee holds the record for a triathlete in a race of 5,000 with 13.29.18. It is undoubtedly another sign that Mola would be a great long distance runner if he decided to dedicate himself exclusively to athletics. Right now, he obviously divides his efforts between running, cycling and swimming. In fact, Mario will now focus on what aims to be the only event on the World Series calendar, Hamburg.