You can now listen to the 2x26 program of the Radio del Corredor
We are back with our program number 26 of the second season of the Radio del Corredor, the athletic podcast in which we give room and voice to all the agents that ‘participate’ in some way in giving luster to our favorite sport. Without a doubt, one of them is that of photographers. And in this new edition of the program we chat with, perhaps, the most reputed in the world. Is about Félix Sánchez Arrazola, winner of the last two editions of the IAAF award for the best image of the year. In addition, in this 26th program we also interview a young talent coach who is based in Vilafranca del Penedès, Maria Carbó, who directs, among others, the promising Abdessamad Oukhelfen.
Félix Sánchez, the best in the world in his ‘hobby’
Winning a prize worldwide already has tremendous merit, but doing it twice in a row is only available to very few. And that is what our protagonist has achieved. Félix Sánchez Arrazola works in a workshop. It is his profession. And then, as a hobby, in his spare time, he dedicates himself to photography. This Basque practiced athletics for many years and now invests a good part of his time to take spectacular images of national and international competitions. In 2018 he was decorated with the best photograph of the year by the IAAF for a spectacular image of the African Barega in the Cros de San Sebastián; In 2019 he received the same distinction for a photo of the Jamaican Fraser-Pryce celebrating his triumph in Doha.
Maria Carbó, ‘diamond polisher’
This Catalan coach has been chopping stone for some of the emerging stars of our athletics for years trying to make them grow and make the best of them. With her training group in Vilafranca Maria, she tries to train and mature young talents like Abdessamad Oukhelfen, bronze in the European cros and in the European sub’23. Injuries, frustrations, egos, it is not easy to manage the head of girls and boys so young. Carbó tells us about his methods, how his athletes have evolved and his future perspectives.