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Athletics event previews Milla del Fuego 2018 

San Juan de la Rambla was converted into the youth capital of athletics to host the second Athletics Conference for schoolchildren.

More than 300 students from local schools from the northwest region participa-ted.

The event also served to announce the official poster of the “Milla del Fuego 2018” test, which is scheduled for September 22nd, now a benchmark test in running.

The Athletics Conference for Schools, as pointed out by sports councillor Priscila Díaz, “are born from the idea of raising awareness at an early age of all the modes that make up athletics, to create a quarry among the youngest. This is part of the municipal intention of creating a club in the field and if the occasion allows it, a school that will form future champions. “

To do this, and using the facilities of the Los Quevedos soccer field, a circuit was created in which, in a rotatory manner, the students could practise various athletic events.

The distinguished local athlete, José Hernández, who served as the co-organiser of the conference, took the oppor-tunity to reveal all the details of the “Milla del Fuego” and explain his experience as an athlete.

To reinforce the idea of promoting healthy leisure through sport, the winner of the 2016 Milla del Fuego Ayoze Pérez went along to encourage all children to enroll in this year’s test and start their experience in any mode of athletics

“Athletics is one of the noblest and most beautiful sports and San Juan de la Rambla is a town of champions, ” said the Mayor, Fidela Velázquez.