The Valencian José Manuel Caplliure and the Dutch Nesrine Njeim, winners

09/10/2021 // Unisport Consulting

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The Valencian athlete José Manuel Caplliure and the Dutch runner Nesrine Njeim have won the XII Mitja Marató Illa de Formentera in the male and female category, respectively. Caplliure has covered the 21,097 kilometers of the event in a time of 1h11’04”, outstripping the winner of the 2019 edition, Raúl Fernández, by more than two minutes, who crossed the finish line with a time of 1h13’11”. Third was the local athlete Marti Juan Mayans, with a time of 1h17’21”. In womens, Njeim has signed a time of 1h23’33 ”, beating Ana Casares (1h24’31”) and Marga Adrover Valera (1h24’53 ”), second and third respectively.

The lighthouse of  La Mola has been the setting, one more edition, of the start of the test, in which 1,750 participants were registered. At 4:30 p.m., the president of Formentera, Alejandra Ferrer, cut the tape and the test started. Immediately, a first group was formed in which the first three classified were found. But from the third kilometer, Caplliure broke the race and at kilometer 10 he passed with more than a minute of difference over Fernández, a distance that has been increasing in the second part of the race.

Salida La Mola

The women’s test has been more even, with the first three classified separated by just over a minute at the finish line, but as in the boys’ test, the winner already dominated the race at kilometer 10 with a minute advantage and then he has managed to manage that distance to win the finish line located in Port de La Salvina.

Diego Martínez and Roser Mañosa prevail in the 8km

At the same time as the half marathon, the 8km race between Sant Ferran and La Savina also started, with the participation of 1,100 runners. In this test, Diego Martínez was the best, with a time of 29’23”, ahead of Francisco Javier Casanueva (30’07”) and José Serra (31’13 ”). In girls, Roser Mañosa has won, with a record of 32’31”, surpassing Jessica Bonet (32’34”) and Cristina García Hombravella (34’55”).

With the awards ceremony in the different categories, which was attended by the local authorities and the representatives of the main sponsors of the race, the 2021 edition of this event has concluded, the most numerous of those held in Formentera and that next year it will return to its usual dates, to be held in the month of May.

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