Miguel del Pozo and Marina Bagur take the 5 miles with the times of 26 and 31 minutes respectively.
Maó, September 12: The objective was to be able to run and demonstrate that sports events can be carried out in a safe environment for all participants. This has been demonstrated in the fifth edition of the 10/5 Milles Ciutat de Maó where this afternoon 200 athletes have started, 55 in the long distance and 145 in the short one. The 10 miles has once again had as its absolute queen in the women’s category the runner from Ferreries, Maria Pallicer, who has managed to lower her mark from last year in one minute and has reached the finish line in 1: 04.49, repeating podium for the fourth year consecutive. Núria-Laia Rodriguez followed to reach the women’s podium with a time of 1:13:59 and Leire Ferrer with 1:19:32. On the men’s podium, the victory of the 10 Miles was for the Malllorquin, Pedro Olmo with 55:33, the Menorcan Ivan Canet, who climbed one place compared to last year with a time of 1:01:02 and the third place for Antonio Saavedra with 1:01:24.
Regarding the 5 Miles in the female category, they corresponded to Marina Bagur, with a time of 31:36, Irene Portillo was classified second with 33:12 and Nuria Pérez third with 33:39. In men, the winner was Miguel del Pozo from Madrid, who conquered first place in 26:46 minutes, taking three minutes ahead of his immediate pursuers, Xavier Cubas and Xavi Villalonga from Menorca with 29:04 and 29:46 respectively.
Sport and tourism
Covid aside, the five editions of the 10/5 Miles Ciutat de Maó have demonstrated their true sports and tourism potential this year, coinciding in the first place of the men’s podium at the 10 and 5 miles to two athletes seduced by the attractiveness of run in a test that stands out for the beauty of its layout. The winner of the long distance was the Mallorcan Pedro Olmo, who also obtained his registration in a promotional raffle and who was accompanied by his partner, Irene Potrillo, who finished second in the 5 miles. In the five miles, the victory went to Madrid’s Miguel del Pozo, an amateur runner who had never been to Menorca and who took advantage of the event to come compete and rest for a few days with his partner. From Unisport Consulting, Manuel Hernández highlighted this fact and at the same time took the opportunity to thank the strict compliance that had been made with all the security measures imposed and that had contributed to being able to dispute a race where the news had been sports.
The classifications for all categories can be consulted on the Elitechip website and on the official website of the event: www.carreramao.com.