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Birhanu Yenmataw and Nuria Lungueros impose themselves in the XXXV National Cross "Fiestas de la Virgen" of Yecla (17/12/2017)

Birhanu Yenmataw and Nuria Lungueros have won the XXXV edition of the National Cross "Fiestas de la Virgen" held at the "Juan Palao" sports complex in Yecla on a cold but sunny morning that allowed us to enjoy a sports party forgetting the harsh weather conditions of the last edition.

The senior women's event, has meant the victory of Nuria Lungueros, confirming her excellent form, ahead of Nahimana Cavaline, the young woman from Burundi, who could not repeat her triumphs of this season in Cantimpalos and Quintanar de la Orden.

In third position Maria José Pérez, current champion of Spain of 3000 obstacles.

Teresa Urbina came in fourth;

Azucena Díaz was fifth;

Marta Esteban sixth, Laura Méndez seventh;

Raquel Myth Eighth;

Tania Carretero novena and Penelope Baños decima.

In the men's absolute event, Birhanu Yenmataw, an athlete running for Bahrain, achieved victory ahead of Eritrean Yemane Haileselassie, who could not re-issue his triumph at Yecla in 2016. In third position came the Kenyan by birth but nationalized Turkish Polat Kemboi Arikan, European champion of cross in 2014. Fourth position for the leader of the Burgos Alimenta Ayad Lamdassem trophy, silver with Spain last Sunday in Samorín.

Adel Mechaal, teammate of selection and therefore runner-up in Europe by clubs was fifth in Yecla and Manchego Juan Antonio Pérez, sixth.

The first race, the popular category and male veterans, started at 9.45 in the morning, with all the races taking place until the 20 scheduled categories were completed.

It has had the presence of about 2400 athletes belonging to more than 80 groups, clubs and associations in the Region of Murcia, Valencia, Castilla La Mancha, and Andalusia.

The XXXV National Cross Fiestas de la Virgen - Grand Prize Yecla Furniture Fair has been organized by the Department of Sports and Sports Service of the Hon.

City Council of Yecla, next to the Arcabuceros Square Virgen del Castillo It is counted on the collaboration of the Yeclano Athletics Sports Association, the Yeclano Fondistas Club and the Arabi Triathlon Club

Yecla Feria del Mueble has been the main sponsor of the event, sponsored by the Furniture Fair itself and the Furniture Technology Center (CETEM).

It has also counted on the sponsorship of numerous companies in the city and nationwide.

In the delivery of trophies has been attended by the Mayor of Yecla, Marcos Ortuño, Pedro Romero, Councilor for Sports and Rubén Juan Martínez, President of the Arcabuceros Squadron "Virgen del Castillo", together with municipal authorities and representatives of sponsoring entities.

ABSOLUTE FEMALE CATEGORY

8,000 meters

MARKET STALL

ATHLETE

CLUB / COUNTRY

WEATHER

1

Nuria Lugueros

AA Pielagos

26:52:00

2

Cavaline Nahimana

Burundi

27:07:00

3

María Jose Pérez

Valencia Sports

27:09:00

4

Teresa Urbina

Barcelona Fc

27:28:00

5

Azucena Diaz

Bilbao Atl.

27:30:00

6

Marta Esteban

Carnicas Serrano

27:42:00

1 ° YECLANA

Laura Puche

CA Elche

31:17:00

MALE ABSOLUTE CATEGORY

10,000 meters

MARKET STALL

ATHLETE

CLUB / COUNTRY

WEATHER

1

Birhanu Yenmataw

Bahrain

28:35:00

2

Yemane Haileselassie

Eritreao

28:43:00

3

Polat Kemboi

Turkey

28:47:00

4

Ayad Lamdassem

CA Bikila

29:21:00

5

Adel Mechaal

New Balance

29:32:00

6

Juan Antonio Pérez

Carnicas Serrano

29:43:00

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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