With the participation of more than 4,000 runners -3,500 in the central race and another 500 in the 5 km participatory race – the already classic “10K of San Isidro/Puma” took place this Sunday 27 November, which included the Argentine Road Racing Championship and was part of the South American circuit.
Federico Bruno was the great figure of the day getting for the fourth time in a row this test -now ahead of strong foreign runners- and get not only his personal best with 28m.23s., but also the circuit register and the second Argentine mark of all time over this en route distance (preceded only by Antonio Silio’s record, 27m.51s. in 1990, in Copenhagen).
Among the women, the Ethiopian Tegest Ayalew Ymer wins with 33.05, ahead of Daiana Ocampo who thus wins the national women’s title and crowns an exceptional athletic season.
He organized the Ñandú Association of races and marathons under the supervision of the Argentine Athletics Confederation. Anti-doping control was entrusted to the national authority (ANAD).
The test was done in one day very hot and humid, which represented a higher demand for the participants in terms of the level of brands. However, Bruno set a good pace on the competition looking for a time close to 28 minutes.
“I was very fast, I went under 14m. in the half-time run. But after the seventh kilometer I began to feel the time,” commented the man from Entre Ríos, a native of Concordia and a great protagonist of national athletics in recent years.
Bruno came from the previous week’s triumph in Montevideo with 28m.37s. for the same distance and felt very confident about improving that mark. A tough fight with the Ethiopian racing duo was expected, but only youngster Mitiku Ayalew Yeserie was able to hold on to that pace until kilometer 4, when the Argentine pulled away.
Mitiku finished in 28m.40, completing the podium with his compatriot Gerba Beyata Dibaba -winner of the 21k Buenos Aires 2022- who now clocked 29m.20. Bolivian Héctor Garibay, winner of the Buenos Aires marathon last year, also worked his way through the leaders during the first three kilometres, although he eventually finished 4th in 29m.28s.
In fifth place -and national vice-champion- was Ignacio Erario of Mendoza (29m.39s.), one of the new figures of Argentine athletics in long-distance races and in sixth place the Chilean Matías Silva with 29m.47s. Ezequiel Chavarría, from Tucumán, finished 7th with 30m.11s. and thus completed the podium of the National Championship among men, one place ahead of the Olympic and world marathon runner Eulalio Muñoz (30m.20s).
Among the numbers also the Brazilian Ederson Vilela Pereira, gold medal in the 10,000m at the Pan American Games in Lima 2019 (today he finished 15th with 30.56).
“I am very happy to have won again and to end a great season like this. Now I will focus on preparing for my middle-distance races for a year with many commitments such as the World Championships in Budapest and the Pan American Games in Chile”, said Federico Bruno, who recently stood out at the Odesur Games obtaining the gold medal of the 1,500 (test in which he holds the national record) and of the 5,000 meters.
Bruno – in addition to setting the second historical Argentine record – improved his own record of the San Isidro circuit (he had 28m.58s since his victory last December). And he also set the best score of any athlete for the 10km. in a race in Argentina on a certified circuit (the best record was 28m.43 by Uruguayan Néstor García in the 1999 Fiestas Mayas).
Tegest Ayalew Ymer, a 21-year-old Ethiopian long-distance runner, won the women’s event in 33m.01s. And Daiana Alejandra Ocampo finished second with 33m.35s. stay with a new national title and also close what she-she defined-“an unforgettable season, the best of my sporting campaign”.
Among his goals for this 2022 are the national record on the 10,000m track (32m.33s.99 in May at the Olympic Park), the victory over the same distance at the Portland/USA meeting, and the silver medal in the half marathon in the Ibero-American of Alicante, in the South-American of Buenos Aires (when together with Flor Borelli they were the first South-Americans to go below 1h10m) and in the Odesur.
“Also now I will rest a bit and then focus on 2023. One of the goals is to reach the minimum score in the marathon for the Paris Olympic Games,” said the distance runner, who lives in Pilar. From the podium he said he felt “very happy to be racing here, together with my people”.
The podium of the women’s general classification was completed by another exceptional athlete of the region, the Bolivian Jhoselyn Camargo, who clocked 34m.27, while for the National Championship Ocampo was escorted by Antonella Guerrero (fourth overall with 35m31) and Florencia Lorena Cuello of Mendoza (fifth) with 35m37, Laura Vedia sixth with 35m43.
In other guises, our Olympic and Pan-American representative Alejandro Maldonado was first in wheelchair with 30m.00s and Víctor Marcelo Prestes in Visually Disabled-B1 (51m.37s) while in ladies Norma Miriam Ramos (50m.31s in chair ) won the wheelchair) and Verónica Ruth Etchegoyen in Blind B-2/3 (59m46s.).
The presence and participation of thousands of residents, the color and passion brought by the runners – many of them gathered in their racing teams – made this 10k an unforgettable edition on a flat and comfortable circuit, close to the San Isidro.
Councilor Macarena Posse attended the awards ceremony, together with the directors of the promoting company, Gustavo Márquez (Puma general manager) and Raúl Fagalde (marketing). The event was technically coordinated by Strutture Sportive and animated by Carolina Rossi, José Chatruc and Belén de Mendiguren (“Lelu”).
The municipality of San Isidro has developed intense and numerous activities alluding to women’s rights, health and against gender-based violence: campaigns, conferences, debates, training and cultural forums. The motto of the athletic event was once again “We run for this”.
Special guests on this occasion were the Spanish coach Luis Landa and the former world champion of the 1,500m dash (Stuttgart 1993), Liu Dong, China. Both have planned a Running Training Day for the coaches of our vehicle. And Liu also took part in the test, completing the course in less than 40 minutes. Landa was the coach of the Spanish long-distance team that reached its peak in the 1997 World Championships in Athens with the triumph of Abel Antón and the second place of Martín Fiz, then receiving the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for the sport.
During the awards ceremony, Landa and Liu Dong received special plaques from the Ñandú Association, in gratitude for their visit. Miguel Seoane, Ñandú’s sporting director, delivered.
With Puma as the main sponsor, the San Isidro 10k was presented by the City together with Propuesta Mujer and the University of San Isidro. Also participating are Gatorade and Eco de los Andes (Hydration) and, together with them: Arcor, Clarín, Emergencias, Euroswis, FotoRun, Granix, Instituto Asegurador Mercantil, Kynet, Toyota and Tropical.
The 10k/Puma de San Isidro closes, for Argentine athletics in terms of official competitions, one of its best seasons in recent decades thanks to the progress of its values in various disciplines and its international successes.
For the Ñandú Association it is also the culmination of a great season with the full return of its competitions: the Buenos Aires 21k and the International Marathon (both on the world athletics calendar) and now the San Isidro event at an international level .
RANKING of the 10 km of San Isidro MEN
1 Federico Bruno ARG-ER 28.23 1 NC rec. circuit
2 Mitiku Ayalew Yesserie ETH 28.40
3 Djerba Beyata Dibaba ETH 29.20
4 Hector Garibay BOL 29.28
5 Ignacio Tesoro ARG-MZA 29.39 2 NC
6 Matías Andrés Silva CHI 29.47
7 Ezequiel Chavarría ARG-TUC 30.11 3 NC
8 Eulalio Muñoz ARG-CHU 30.20 4 NC
9 Martín Ezequiel Méndez ARG-ER 30.24 5 NC
10 Hugo Edgardo Catrileo CHI 30.35
RANKING of the 10 km of San Isidro WOMEN
1 Tegest Ayalew Ymer ETH 33.01
2 Daiana Alejandra Ocampo ARG-FAM 33.35 1 NC
3 Jhoselyn Camargo BOL 34.27
4 Antonella Janet Guerrero ARG-FAM 35.31 2 NC
5 Florencia Lorena Cuello ARG-MZA 35.37 3 NC
6 Laura Noel Vedia ARG-FAM 35.43 4 NC
7 Agustina Chrétien ARG-FAM 36.13 5 NC
8 Nélida Peñaflor ARG-SDE 36.16 6 NC
9 Fernanda Orpello ARG 36.20
10 Karina Natalia Fuentealba ARG 37.25
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