- Serrano C.A. athletes Roberto Aláiz and Cristina Juan, Spanish 5K champion, along with other great athletes such as Nassim Hassaous and Maitane Melero, will be at the starting line of the fastest 10K in the world.
- The 5K Valencia Vamos will count with up to five Serrano C.A. pilots to guide the participants of this 1st edition.
Valencia, 3-01-2023- The 10K Valencia Ibercaja will have a dozen elite Spanish athletes in its 15th edition this coming Sunday, January 15. A list that is headed, in terms of marks, by the athletes Nassim Hassaous (28:05) and Maitane Melero (32:39), in men and women respectively.
Likewise, Cristina Juan from Elche will also be on the starting line of the fastest 10K in the world. The athlete, recently signed by Serrano C.A., is the current Spanish 5K champion and achieved a 10K time of 33:30 in Laredo 2022. Maitane Melero (32:39, Laredo 2022) and Beatriz Álvarez (32:54, Valencia 2022) will accompany Cristina Juan, all of them heading the national female elite list.
As for the Spanish male elite, in addition to Ilias Fifa (28:11), another recent signing of the Cárnicas Serrano club, Roberto Aláiz (29:19, Madrid 2021) will start the 10K Valencia Ibercaja together with other top athletes such as Víctor Ruiz, Borja Ignacio Pérez, Javier Martín, Ilias Fifa or Santiago Fernández.
All these athletes are part of a long list of 150 elite athletes of more than 20 different nationalities who do not want to miss the big date with the January 10K in Valencia, which already exceeds 11,000 popular runners registered so far.
An approved 5K with race pilots
One of the great novelties of this 15th edition of the 10K Valencia Ibercaja is the celebration of a parallel test of 5 kilometers. The 5K Valencia Vamos will take place on the same Sunday, January 15, 2023 in the heat of the 10K.
The starting time (with a single wave and different boxes, which will order the runners according to their expected time) will be half an hour before the main event (9:00 am) and will have a circuit approved by the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation.
In the 5K Valencia Vamos 1500 popular runners will participate, the limit of registered runners established for this 1st edition. To help the hundreds of first-time runners, among which the high participation of women stands out, the organization has teamed up with Cárnicas Serrano to provide the participants with five runners who will guide their way to the finish line, the race guides.
In this way, taking advantage of the experience of the Serrano C.A. runners and with the objective of making it easier for the 1500 runners to participate, the 5K will place along the peloton five practical runners who will set times of 20′, 22'30", 25′, 27'30" and 30′, with paces ranging from 4'/km to 6'/km.
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