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All set for Granadilla Triabona, with crawling race too! 

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The Granadilla test of La Espíritu Triabona 2018 stands out as one of the highest in athletic quality, both on and off the asphalt, of all those held previously.

The municipality of Tenerife will host on June 2nd a new edition of La Espíritu Triabona, which this year will feature two exceptional godparents: Jonay Gonzalez from Icod de los Vinos and Buenavista athlete, Agoney Díaz, both in the ranks of Bikila Canarias club.

Jonay is, without a doubt, one of the best athletes on the national scene and has an infinity of championships and has victories in renowned tests. He has achieved great marks such as 3: 44.31 in a 1500 m., 7: 51.96 in a 3000 m., 13: 39.79 in a 5000 m., 30:15 in a 10000 m. and 1:05:26 in half marathon.

Jonay González is the best of the new century in the distance of 5km. He was the first Canarian to break the 14 minute barrier in that distance with a time of 13.58.69, achieved in the Catalan town of Gava. On two other occasions, Jonay improved the Canarian record during participation in interna-tional meetings held in Belgium. 13.45.48 in 2008 and 13.39.70 in 2009.

As far as the distance reigns, the godfather of La Triabona Spirit 10 km will be the athlete of the Canary Islands Bikila Agoney Diaz, one of the best middle distancers of the Canary Islands. He too has notched up great times, including 1: 53.52 in 800 m. 2014/2015 season, 3: 52.06 at 1500 m. campaign 2012/2013 and 8: 30.09 in a 3000m also in 2014/2015. Agoney Diaz, with a mark of 32:43, was the fastest in the 10-kilometre circuit just two weeks ago in La Laguna.

The event will take place from 4.30pm from the Plaza de San Antonio de Padua with the youngest run and La Baby Run (crawling race), followed by the 5 and 10km races. Apart from Jonay González and Agoney Díaz, some of the most popular athletic faces of Tenerife, such as the Olympian José Carlos Hernández, Ayoze Pérez and Nacho Martín among others have confirmed their places.

See also www.triabona.com