Sixth triumph of Castillejo in the Cursa dels Nassos

Olympic athlete Carles Castillejo achieved his sixth victory at the Cursa dels Nassos, winning the 2016 race in Barcelona, ​​which enjoyed, once again, the triumph of the Catalan athlete on the last night of the year. In addition, he stayed very close - only 16 seconds - to break the record of the test, which he has since 2012 (28'29). He was the best of the more than 11,389 registered who gathered on the streets of the city, with only 60 registered in the record of 2013, but surpassing in more than 1,100 registered to the previous edition and with about 28% of Women participants, the best figure in career history
Castillejo, 38, rose to the podium backed by Algerian Abderrahmane Anou, who was within two seconds of glory, and the Moroccan La Sansi Mourad El Banouri, who gave up five seconds over the winner. Further down were Ibrahim Ezzaydouni, Mohamed Zarhouni and Abdelaziz Merzougui, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
And if Carles made even bigger his gap in the history of the Cursa dels Nassos, in the female category it was Marta Galimany who inaugurated his box in the record of the race. The international of FC Barcelona signed a great performance, stopping the clock in 33 minutes and 47 seconds, and achieving a comfortable victory over their rivals, distancing Laia Andreu in 37 seconds, followed by Miriam Ortiz Rivas, France's Carmen Oliveras.
No fewer than 12 athletes broke the barrier of the 30 minutes, never seen in a Catalan race, and being the Spanish race of 2016 with more athletes breaking that barrier of 30 minutes. Taking into account that the San Silvestre Vallecana does not have its homologated marks, for its clear descent of the exit to finish.
Under the baton of the Barcelona City Council was the first year organized by the club La Sansi, chaired by Jose Luis Blanco, the two previous editions were technical direction. The lighting show at the start and finish was one of the great protagonists of the day.
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Álvaro Calleja