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Binter NightRun marks third edition with record turnout 

PAGE 39 BINTER NIGHTRUN

The Binter Night Run of Santa Cruz celebrated its third edition captivating the 2,800 participants who joined their steps in the night race of the city.

Coorganised by the city council and the company DG Eventos, Jonay González and Aroa Merino were proclaimed winners of the distance of 10 kilometres, while Joel García and Irene Lorenzo climbed to the first step of the podium in the 5km.

With 300 registered more than in 2017, the event has become one of the most popular in Tenerife.

Thousands of residents and visitors saw Jonay González shatter the record with a time of 31 minutes and 15 seconds ahead of Francisco Cabrera Galindo (31:17) and Agoney Díaz (31: 40), second and third, respectively.

Aroa Merino (34:31) inscribed his name to the track record as the fastest of this 2018, followed by Sonia Prieto (38:32) and Ana Begoña González (42:20). Also, Ayoze Sánchez (14:35) won in handbike. He was joined by Juan Antonio Cabrera (16:24) and Gilberto Torres (16:57) in the new CaixaBank Trophy category.

For his part, Joel García of Clator Orotava surpassed himself in the 5 kilometres. notching up 15:40, seven seconds ahead of Hugo Rodríguez (Bikila) and Jairo Paule (Trivalle), both with 15:47. In addition, Irene Lorenzo won the double for Clator Orotava after occupying the first podium with 18:45 followed by Paula Martín (18:58) and Susana Prieto (19:06), from CEA Tenerife 1984.

The appeal of the race is such that it attracted 350 participants from the rest of the archipelago and 22 countries were represented, such as Finland, Cuba, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Germany, France or the United States, among others . There were also 25 athletes taking part in the race for those with disabilities for the CaixaBank Trophy.