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Sunshine greets popular fiesta race in La Laguna 

Ayoze Pérez (Trivalle, 26:12) and Sonia Prieto (31:08, Barceló Team) were the winners of the XXXVIII Carrera Popular del Cristo.

The streets of the historical centre of La Laguna hosted this classic event, one of the best in Tenerife.

A sunny afternoon of pleasant weather encouraged nearly 400 participants who took part in the event, which was followed by hundreds of fans, especially in the Plaza del Cristo, the depature and arrival point. The race began at 5.30pm for participants in the basic categories and at 6pm for seniors.

Sports councillor, Agustín Hernández was the starter for this popular race, organised by the sports department of Aguere council and which formed part of the programme for the Santísimo Cristo fiestas.

Ayoze Pérez struck up such a pace that only three other runners could keep up, with, among them Aday Salas (Milla Chicharrera) and Héctor Afonso (Ascenso Trail), who in the end were second and third.

Sonia Prieto also imposed a very strong pace. leaving behind Amada Sánchez (Vallivana) in second and third Sirley Diaz (Travertoro).

The award ceremony was attended by Agustín Hernández, who was accompanied by Vicente García, repre-senting Kia Automotor Canarias; and Maribel Velasco, from Sanitas.