The Spanish athletics are preparing with the Army for the extreme conditions of Doha
It is one of the images of the day. The marching Raquel González, with a passport insured for the World Athletics Championships in Doha next September, has posted on social networks a photo accompanied by an explanation that lets us glimpse a bit the extreme conditions, dangerous to the physical integrity of athletes, who will live in the World Cup in a few months. Gonzalez has detailed what they are doing to accustom and adapt the body to the very high temperatures and the infamous humidity that there will be in Qatar.
A very hard preparation
The Catalan athlete has specified that she is using the facilities of the Air Force to subject his body and his 'gear' to conditions similar to those that will be met in the World Cup.
- 40 degrees and 60% humidity.
- Sweat, urine, blood and hydration test.
- 2h before we take a pill with a thermometer inside to control our temperature at all times.
- The body reaches more than 40 degrees, as if we had a fever.
The European gold Álvaro Martín has also shared in the networks his peculiar set-up in the facilities of the Air Force. All 'help' is little to reach 100% to an appointment that arrives on an atypical date, when there will be only 10 months left for the Olympic Games in Tokyo and one of the hottest lands in the world.
Did you know that there are sporting events that are suspended if the climatic conditions in which we are training and await us in the #MundialDOHA for health risk?
Occupying us instead of worrying us, this is how we are working to survive and surrender. pic.twitter.com/aUgJn5ueC2
- Raquel González (@RaquelGlzCampos) June 10, 2019
It looks like extraterrestrial technology, but no, it is technology of the Spanish Army, specifically, of the Air Force.
This week it's up to us to train in similar conditions to Doha and perform the relevant tests / tests.
Competitive advantage thanks to the Spanish Army! pic.twitter.com/Dgr98ZnZeJ
- Álvaro Martín Uriol (@Alvaroatletismo) June 10, 2019