Top athletes and babies star in seventh Triabona Spirit day
The athletes Francisco Cabrera and Estefanía Sánchez were the winners in the modality of 10 kilometres of the seventh Triabona Spirit of Granadilla de Abona.
This popular road test attracted almost 650 athletes, including adults and children, and distributed more than 200 kilos and 300 euros in solidarity.
Jonay González and Beatriz de la Rosa won the 5,000 in an event which featured top athletes from home and abroad.
Organised by C.D. Espíritu Triabona in collaboration with Granadilla council, it was a huge success, with the support and sponsorship of the Vitaldent company.
Despite the high temperatures recorded in the afternoon, Francisco Cabrera and Jonay González notched up two new records.
In the distance of five kilometres, Jonay beat his mark of 15:50 minutes achieved last year with a time of 15:29, thus knocking off 21 seconds.
In the 10 kilometres, Cabrera beat by 16 seconds his best record in La Triabona Spirit achieved in June 2017, achieving an impressive time of 31:53
minutes. He beat C.D. Vallivana’s Yeray Sierra and Antonio Martín who was awarded the third place.
Promising youngster, Estefanía Sánchez was the female champion. Second place went to the Russian Yana Eliseeva, while the podium was completed by Any Esthella.
In the short test, Jonay González, from Bikila Canarias, and Beatriz de la Rosa, from C.D. Vallivana, were the best. The male podium was completed by Hugo Rodríguez and Karim Balli; and the female, María del Pino Morro and Ana María Hernández.
The Plaza de San Antonio de Padua was like every year, the start and goal for both races and the nerve centre of this great sports and social party. The most emotional moment was, without a doubt, the celebration of the crawling test of the Baby Run that from this year onwards will be called the Baby Run in memory of Liam Fumero Tarpey. During the afternoon, the Bailaflor dance group and the Batukada Blankisur also performed.