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Nerja athlete becomes surprise Spanish pole vault champion


The Spanish Athletics Championships threw up two surprises for Nerja-based athletes Isidro Leyva and Ouassim Oumaiz. In the case of the former, it was a nice surprise as the pole vaulter claimed gold for the first time at senior level. What's ... the tournament on the back of setting the best time of any Spanish athlete so far this year in the 5,000 metres, a silver came as a slight disappointment, with a time of 13:48.08 (his personal best is 13:13.14) leaving him just behind Abdessamad



Beating your own record is what counts


First, you set yourself a target. Then there is work, work and still more work. There are results. That gives you motivation to continue towards the aim you set yourself at the start. Every athlete follows this process numerous times during their ... important aspects of an athlete's career is work, and plenty of it. Luis had made so much progress last year that a few months ago he joined the Real Club Mediterráneo adapted swimming group, and saw his results improve even more. "All the work we have



Local athletes take a new road to the Olympics


...the IOC president and the prime minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the ... Olympic Games and the international community." Of all the athletes affected, Damián Quintero, world number one in kata, is one of Malaga's most confident of a place in the next Games, although the Tokyo event will be his only chance to win an Olympic ... call to show the body's support for the athletes at this difficult time - both logistically and emotionally. Blanco told them to be patient and to try to maintain their levels as best they can given the circumstances. "The EOC is on the athletes' side



'An elite athlete can regain their rhythm within two weeks'


The coffee table has been in the corner of the room for weeks now, the exercise bike has taken the place of the armchair and towels have taken over the laundry. Although some have enjoyed setting up a home gym, most elite athletes have had to make ... compromises. With the help of contacts or their clubs, some have managed to get hold of machinery to continue their work and, above all, not see their pre-lockdown efforts be undone. So what effect is lockdown having on elite athletes? Enrique Salinas, ... players decide based on how they're feeling," says Salinas, who argues that you have to be even stricter with the food. "I think the biggest oversight will be the food. An elite athlete usually has over 4,500 calories of energy expenditure per day. But



Oumaiz's march towards the Olympics continues as more records tumble


Another race, another landmark for Ouassim Oumaiz. The 21-year-old from Nerja set both a personal best (slashing off 18 seconds) and a new Spanish under-23 record in the 5,000 metres in the Diamond League meeting in Monaco last Friday with a time of



Athletes out in their numbers in Torremolinos

Tony Bryant

El Cross de Torremolinos, a popular six-kilometre street race, attracted more than 800 athletes from all over Andalucía last weekend. Held in the El Pinar district of the town, the race, which celebrated its 36th edition, was won by Dani García



Some 800 athletes take part in Torre del Mar fun run


Some 800 athletes took part in the Carrera Urbana in Torre del Mar on Sunday. The 10-kilometre route, which passed through the streets of the town to Caleta de Vélez, was described by many as a faster route than last year. As a result, records



Oumaiz, third in Spanish Championships


Ouassim Oumaiz earned a podium finish during Sunday's Spanish Cross Country Championships which took place in Zaragoza. The Nerja athlete, who won this event last year, was locked in a close battle with Toni Abadía for silver but eventually lost



Borja Vivas reclaims Spanish indoor shot put title

marina rivas

Malaga shot putter Borja Vivas claimed the Spanish indoor championship title on Saturday for the first time since 2018. Vivas, who has been laid off with a long-term injury, surpassed the 19-metre mark on four occasions, reaching 19.61 on his highe



Which sports am I allowed to do in Phase One?

pedro luis alonso

As Malaga province entered Phase One of the government's lockdown easing plan on Monday, new freedoms came into effect for athletes of all abilities. In addition to the individual sports permitted in Phase Zero (running, cycling, surfing etc), ... Phase One allows sports centres to reopen provided that the activity takes place in the open air and that it doesn't involve physical contact between players. This came as particularly good news for tennis and padel players, golfers and track athletes ... and some have chosen only to open for high-performance athletes (as is the case in Nerja). Various clubs are also choosing to wait another week to avoid the pent-up demand. The Carranque sports complex in Malaga city, run by the Junta de Andalucía,



Back on the court and track... 66 day later


For more than two months (at least 66 days), athletes, tennis players, golfers, and padel players have been unable to take to the field or track due to the pandemic. For many of them, they would have to go back to their childhood or when they had a ... serious injury to remember the last time they spent that much time away. With the province now in Phase One of lockdown easing, the majority of the area's standout athletes permitted to do so made their return to the track or field with the notable ... appointment only and no more than 50 athletes at once). Sprinter and medallist at the Spanish Championships, Javier Troyano, was one of the first through the door. "I was looking forward to coming back. It's good to train on the street, but any athlete will



Marbella council to start sponsoring local athletes

Nieves Castro

The council in Marbella is to set aside funds to support the training of the municipality's elite sports men and women. The main part of t he programme will be the sponsorship of individuals and teams competing in national or international competit



Spanish sports stars unite to take on the coronavirus


Spanish sports stars Rafael Nadal and Pau Gasol have joined forces in giving their backing to the charitable initiative Cruz Roja Responde (Red Cross Responds), through which they hope to raise a total of 11 million euros with other Spanish athletes ... conclusion that you, the Spanish people, have never failed us athletes. You have always been by our side during both the happy and the difficult times. I think that athletes are what we are largely thanks to your support and now is the time when athletes must ... Similarly, basketball player Pau Gasol launched his appeal for support from other Spanish athletes on social media. "This fight belongs to all of us. Spanish athletes have always tried to make you feel proud and to be a source of inspiration for you. Today we



Torremolinos ends year with San Silvestre fun run

Tony Bryant

...seasoned athletes or fun runners, participate in fancy dress. Runners of all ages took part in the race, which officially closed the town's calendar of sporting events for 2019. One party from Valladolid who were spending Christmas in Torremolinos took



Athletes take in the sights on Antequera night run

A. J. Guerrero

More than 800 people took part in the fifth edition of the Carrera Monumental Nocturna Ciudad de Antequera 7.5km race last Friday. The night-time event has the added attraction of taking in all of the town's main monuments including the Antequera



German athletes come out on top in Marbella Ironman


It was a good day for Germany on Saturday and triathletes Andreas Dreitz (3h 56:48) and Laura Philipp (4h 28:56) completed a doublein the Ironman 70.3 in Marbella. British athlete Alistair Brownlee came second with a time of 4h 01:00, just ahead



The firefighter 'Everesting' his way across Malaga province


...high-performance athlete have been recognised by the Athletics Foundation and Mountaineering Foundation. Like all sportsmen and women, this year had looked promising for Dani but Covid-19 put paid to that. To make up for the lack of competitions and keep himself



Novak Djokovic's ten-million-euro mansion in the Marbella mountains


...dates have been changed. The gifted player has added his name to a long list of top class athletes who have a home in Marbella, although some go by almost unnoticed in the different exclusive developments in the area. While most of them come to these



Age is no barrier for seven local athletes


In sport, if you think that age matters, you're making a mistake. Believing that a number can prevent you from reaching the elite is wrong. Just ask the seven 'Malagueño' athletes who have this week joined 280 others from across the country at the ... Save the Children to help the most disadvantaged children in society. Since then, this group of veteran athletes has continued searching for competitions in which they can participate and do what they like best, even if, as they told SUR ahead of ... what may in Poland, these veteran athletes know that a lot still lies ahead for them, even if it is just as an excuse to continue meeting up. After Torun comes Toronto in 2020. "Of course we'll be there - and I mean all of us!" said Fernando Peyrallo.



Around 500 athletes head to Antequera for Athletics Championships


Antequera's Athletics Centre plays host to the 55th edition of the Spanish Indoor Athletics Championships on 16 and 17 February. The event, which will attract almost 500 athletes, will for the second time have more female than male representation,



Athletes and fun runners prepare for Torremolinos half marathon

Tony Bryant

Local and national athletes are preparing for the thirtieth edition of the Media Maratón de Torremolinos, the town's popular half marathon that will take place on Sunday 3 February. Athletes from all over Spain will participate in one of the ... longest-running half marathons in the province of Malaga. The 21.097 km race, which is limited to 2000 runners, is organised by the sports department of Torremolinos town hall. The event, which attracts both serious athletes and fun runners attired in an



East African athletes dominate in the fastest ever Malaga Marathon


...different this time as some 5,000 athletes congregated in the central Paseo del Parque, some in fancy dress, ahead of the Malaga Marathon. This year saw a record number of participants, with 1,500 of those signed up taking part in the new half marathon. ... finished with times quicker than the previous record. Two-time world champion Abel Antón, ambassador of the event said: "It was a great day for many athletes who broke their record times." He also highlighted the very favourable conditions, with not too ... much heat and very little wind. The final rankings were dominated by athletes from east Africa with 23-year-old debutant Lemi Dumecha (Ethiopia) winning in the men's category with a time of two hours, 11 minutes and seven seconds. It was a dramatic



Anger as athletes are told they cannot represent Gibraltar

Debbie Bartlett

Four of the five athletes from Gibraltar who were due to take part in the World Masters Championships in Malaga boycotted it after being told they would have to compete as 'neutral' instead of representing Gibraltar, and would not be permitted to ... "The IAAF supports Gibraltar's right to have its athletes compete under its nation's flag as they are a recognised European Federation. We urge the WMA to stand strong against this political interference".



Marbella Ironman event marred by death of British athlete


A British athlete, who was rescued on Sunday during the swimming stage of the Ironman 70.3 triathlon event in Marbella, died in hospital on Monday. The woman had to be rescued from the sea and was taken to the Costa del Sol hospital after ... suffering cardiorespiratory arrest, according to health service sources. Organisers of the event sent out a statement on Tuesday: “We are profoundly shocked by the news of the death of one of our athletes. Our condolences go out to the family and friends ... British athlete David McNamee was the first across the line, while the first woman was the German, Laura Philipp. McNamee crossed the line after three hours and 57 minutes, seeing off American Chris Leiferman in a sprint to the finish. The German Andreas



Antequera hosts most successful indoor championships of the last decade


Glasgow European Championships being met six times and eight athletes overall sealing their qualification, the town's athletics complex was filled with positivity. IN NUMBERS Spanish champions: Sergio López and Jaël Bestué (60m), Orlando Ortega and Cari ... Olympic silver medallist Orlando Ortega came away with the title in the 60-metre hurdles. The following day, national record-holding sprinter Óscar Husillos also came away with gold as expected. A podium finish at just 15 Two young athletes grabbed ... under-23 category and picked up a medal which had not gone to an athlete so young in 46 years. On that occasion, it was Olympian Isabel Mozún, who won the high jump in 1973, aged 13 and 10 months. Another ticket to Glasgow went to Úrsula Ruiz, with a



12 October 1910: Birth of pioneering Spanish athlete Margot Moles

Tony Bryant what happened today?

...competition. Margot and her sister, Lucinda, were among the first Spanish women to practise professional athletics, and along with alpine skier, Ernestina Maenza, were the first Spanish women athletes to participate in the Garmisch-Partenkirche Winter Olympics ... regime socially ostracised the athlete and refused to recognise her contribution to Spanish athletics. Accused of collaborating with the republicans, her husband, Manuel Piña, was executed in Madrid in 1942. Margot led a discreet life during the Franco ... regime, virtually retiring from sport. She died in 1987 without ever having received a tribute for her career. Her life was recorded in The Great Republican Athlete, a biography that recounts the life of one of the great pioneers of Spanish sport.



A life-changing test of endurance

Tony Bryant

...will cost around 200,000 euros. Under the banner of Trifit Marbella Big Challenge, the two athletes will undertake a five kilometre swim along the Marbella coastline, before embarking on a 200 kilometre bicycle ride to Granada, and then a race on ... triathlon in aid of the Butterfly Children last year, although this was done over three days, so this one will be a little more demanding," the energetic athlete told SUR in English. Chris, who is working alongside the Somos tu Ola foundation set up to



Six million euros for new athletics stadium

L. PAVÓN estepona

Estepona town council has awarded the 6.1-million-euro contract for a new athletics stadium in the municipality. This is the second attempt to award the contract, after the council was forced to increase the construction budget. The stadium will be



'I feel this is my place in the world; I enjoy country life'


You went to Madrid to train in a high performance centre but soon came back. I realised that I could train just as well or better at the farmhouse. In a high performance centre you are just another number, not a person. For athletes, the feeling ... is that sport is their whole life. Yes. Athletes are very self-centred, they often have to be. But when I was only focused on training, I found my mind didn't work so well. Sport isn't only physical. What if your daughter said she wanted to follow



Athletes gear up for the annual half marathon early next month


Torremolinos is preparing for the town's popular half marathon, the 29th time it has been held. The race, which last year attracted almost three thousand athletes from all over Europe, is one of the longest running half marathons in the province ... of Malaga. Organised by the sports department of Torremolinos town hall, the race will take place on Sunday 4 February and those wishing to take part must register before Wednesday 31 January. The event, which attracts both serious athletes and



A long-running passion for athletics


...marathon In 1991 he was one of the 224 athletes across the finishing line in the first edition of the Malaga Half Marathon with a time of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Twenty-six years later and he will be competing in the race again this coming Sunday. It will ... traffic in those days and the pace car was a small moped. The athletes wore the same clothes as they did for training but despite all this, the level was really high." With the likes of Juani Sarria, Rafa Morales and Pedro Delgado taking part, "pioneers



Age is just a number


35 and 102, have come to the Costa del Sol from far and wide to turn back the clock in search of medals and new world records. Anger as athletes are told they cannot represent Gibraltar These outdoor championships were launched on Monday at ... the second time that Spain has hosted these championships, the biggest for athletes over the age of 35 - whether former athletes (and even Olympians) who want to keep the fire burning, or those who came to sport in later life. In 2005, San Sebastián ... attracted 6,000 athletes, but this time round Malaga has exceeded that number, with 1,793 athletes comprising the Spanish team alone (273 of which are from Malaga province). Group photo of the 101 national delegations at the Tabacalera building.Migue



Triathletes take over a hot Malaga city


Malaga's coastal promenade was teeming with athletes by nine o'clock on Sunday morning as 190 participants prepared to take on the Malaga Triathlon, despite warm weather conditions on the day. The first stop for the athletes was the waters of the ... Misericordia beach. The athletes had to swim 1.9 kilometres before taking on the cycling section, which consisted of 85 kilometres -three laps of a route from the coast to Puerto de la Torre. The final section of the race took the form of a 21-kilometre run. ... dished out to Wymmersch for his illegal crossover from bicycle to foot. The fastest female athlete was Patricia Bueno, from Malaga, who recorded a time of four hours and 41 minutes. She has now won the competition for two consecutive years. The three



Triathletes take over sweltering Malaga

carlos J. martínez

Malaga’s coastal promenade was teeming with athletes by nine o’clock on Sunday morning as 190 participants prepared to take on the Malaga Triathlon, despite very warm weather conditions on the day. The first stop for the athletes was the waters of ... the Misericordia beach. The athletes had to swim 1.9 kilometres before taking on the cycling section, which consisted of 85 kilometres -three laps of a route from the coast to Puerto de la Torre. The final section of the race took the form of a ... time penalty dished out to Wymmersch for his illegal crossover from bicycle to foot. The fastest female athlete was Patricia Bueno, from Malaga, who recorded a time of four hours and 41 minutes. She has now won the competition for two consecutive