Borja Rodríguez and Ionela Clara prevail in the XIII Mitja Marató de Formentera

14/05/2022 // Unisport Consulting

Foto sortida MitjaThe Madrid athlete Borja Rodríguez (Association Atlética de Móstoles) and the Romanian based in Valencia Ionela Clara, whose parents live in Formentera, have claimed victory in the XIII Mitja Marató de Formentera, held in summer heat. The winner posted an excellent time of 1:10:23”, beating Andreu Marimón, who started at 36”, at the finish line. The men’s podium was completed by Toni Gran, with a time of 1h13’35”. In females, the winner has invested 1h27’56” to travel the 21km route from the Faro de la Mola and the Port de la Savina, where the finish line was located. Isabel Parra has been the second classified, with a time of 1h29’35”, and third, Elena Sánchez, with a mark of 1h30’10”.
The Faro de la Mola has been the scene, one more edition, of the start of the test, in which 2,498 participants were registered. At 5:30 p.m., the president of Formentera, Ana Juan, cut the ribbon and the race began, under demanding conditions for the runners due to intense heat, which has put the participants to the test. Soon a group in the lead was formed, in which Borja Rodríguez was already found, who after passing km 10 has already stood out in first place, demonstrating his ambition. Behind, Andreu Marimón has been progressing and in the last kilometers he has been approaching the head of the race, but he has not been able to overcome Borja Rodríguez, who has managed to manage his advantage to cross the finish line in first place.

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In women, the Romanian Ionela Clara has made an intelligent race, dosing efforts in the first kilometers, in which the protagonist has been Judit Pujol, first in the passage through the 10km. But from then on, the winner has accelerated the pace and has been beating rivals until placing herself in first position from km 14. Isabel Parra and Elena Sánchez have disputed the second place in a tight fight, in which they have prevailed the first.

They repeat victory in the 8km
At the same time as the half marathon, the 8km race between Sant Ferran and La Savina also started, with a registration of 1,225 runners, in which the winners of the 2021 edition, held then in the month of October. Diego Martínez has set a time of 28’15” at the finish line, ahead of Toni Ques (28’38”) and Llorenç Vidal (28’58”). In women, Roser Mañosa has once again demonstrated his superiority in this distance and has prevailed with a time of 33’03” to Cristina García (34’26”) and Natalia Fernández (35’05 “).

Ganador 8km
The test, which in this edition has recovered its usual date in the month of May, after being held in October 2021 and being suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic, has recovered the pre-pandemic participation figures and has once again become a sports festival and the good atmosphere in Formentera, thanks to the institutional support of the Consell de Formentera, the Agència d’Estratègia Turística de les Illes Balears (AETIB) and numerous sponsors and commercial collaborators such as Oysho, Trasmapi or Caixabank.

The organization apologizes for the lack of water
Even so, given the complaints of some runners about the lack of water at the provisioning points along the route and at the finish line, the organization recognizes that it has been insufficient, for which a public apology is made to all the runners. A fact that, from the organization, is justified by the intense heat that has occurred during the celebration of the test, which has caused a greater ingestion of liquid, and also by an erroneous forecast in the number of liters of water and containers not necessary reusable, given the commitment not to use single-use packaging.

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