Part of the Gran Premio de Fondo de la Diputacion de Granada circuit the XXIII Cordero Segureno de Huescar Race fulfilled the predictions that brought home winners Nazha Machrouh and Manuel Santiago Molina (Bewor). Both competitors won with authority, with Machrouh being the tenth to cross the finish line. More than 300 athletes assembled at the starting line next to the municipal sport center. 293 of them managed to finish.
From the moment Noelia Sanchez Dengra (City Councilor for Sports) fired the start gun, the athletes who aspired at the top of the race were in the forefront. Javier Domene (Maracena), an athlete from Baza, arrived in good condition but was weak from the effects of dehydration. He continued to hold on to Manuel Santiago, the great champion. Santiago won the race by 37 seconds after five kilometers. Simon Maestra was third, a Maracena club bastetano.
The Huesca public was surprised by the remarkable race won by Nazha Machrouh, the female winner. She arrived just a few minutes after being classified in the male category, and in particular the tenth. The time was 35:17 for the Maracena-based athlete.
Jesus Martinez Fuentes was the local winner, while Sonia Bautista won the award for the Maracena Athletics Club, which was the largest and earned it a PGI segureno lamb. Manuel Santiago and Nazha Makrouh will receive the same award at their homes.
The race went without incident. In a circuit that included the first two kilometers of ascent, the runners had to face the San Clemente Canal stretch, which is extremely long and heavy without a meter shade. This panorama changes dramatically when you reach Carretera de las Santas.