News : Mayo and Chiki Pérez, for the Olympic minimum in a 5,000 in Bergamo
New attempt to assault the Olympic minimum by two of our best long distance runners, Carlos Mayo and Chiki Pérez. The Aragonese and the one from Ciudad Real They will seek in Bergamo to lower that minimum record of 13:13:50 necessary to be able to be at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. May, who comes from participating last Saturday in the 3,000 Meeting Toni Bonet in Ibiza, where he was second behind Fernando Carro in a very nice duel (the Zaragoza did 7:48), looks strong to try to achieve that time that It is marked in red on your mental worksheet. There will be opportunities, but the sooner you can tie up obviously the better.
The opportunity will be in the aforementioned Italian city this Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. at the Tuscany Camp Rally. A very rapid test with the presence of some of the best long distance runners in the world like Selemon Barega (12: 43.02) or his compatriot Hagos Gebrhiwet (12: 45.82). The pace will be designed to run at 12:40 or even below, so Mayo and Pérez will have to find their place and run a smart and strategic race. There will also be the Ugandan Oscar Chelimo, world bronze of cross sub’20 in 2019. In fact, May appears on the poster among the four most outstanding athletes.
Kenyans Stephen Kipkoech, Calisters Ndiwa and Emmanuel Maru will play hares in a race that is expected to be spectacular. Last May, in France, Mayo already tried the assault to the minimum and was barely five seconds away. He was second with a time of 13:18:76.