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miércoles, 14 de marzo de 2012

The fight for Olympic in marathon: Spain

The fight for a place in the Olympic Games marathon is very hot in Spain. Many athletes want one of the 2 places because the current champions of Spain, Carles Castillejo (2h10: 09 in Castellón on December 9, 2011) and Vanessa Veiga (2h32: 50 in Castellón on December 9, 2011 ) are directly selected for the national team in London.

The following information about the marathon that will challenge the best Spanish and a Who's Who of each

WOMEN

Standart

from

Spanish

Federation

2h34:00

Standart

from

IAAF

2h37:00

Which maratón

ran in or

will run

Best Performances

Vanessa Veiga

Yes

Yes

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Spanish Champion – Directly selected

Castellón 2011 – 2h32:57

Beatriz Ros

Yes

Yes

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Castellón 2011 – 2h33:11

Alessandra Aguilar

Yes

Yes

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Rotterdam 2011 – 2h27:00

Nueva York 2011 – 2h33:08

*Pending doping ban (Denubil) 3 or 6 months

Elena Espeso

No

Yes

Barcelona

25th march

Hamburgo 2011 – 2h36:46

Tamara Sanfabio

No

Yes

Barcelona

25th march

Sevilla 2011 – 2h37:23

Berlín 2011 – 2h36:48

Spanish Champion Last year. Season 2010/11

María José Pueyo

No

Yes

Rotterdam

15th april

Rotterdam 2011 - 2h34:52

Who's Who

Vanessa Veiga.

32 years old. 1 marathon. Team ADIDAS.

Spanish Champion and directly selected to London 2012 in her debut in Castellon last December. This February run in PB in Granollers half marathon. In London she will run her second marathon. She was an international athlete in junior and under23 but was out when married with Spanish record holder in marathon Julio Rey and now is the mother of tree children. Three years ago started to run and in 2011 jumped in to the road with double Spanish Championships, in april in half marathon and in December in marathon.

Alessandra Aguilar

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33 Years old. 8 marathons. Team: FC Barcelona.

She is the reference in women marathon in Spain actually. Last april run in 2h27:00 in Rotterdam, only 9 seconds from the Spanish record, but in Daegu and New York didn’t run in the best. Now she is waiting for a doping ban for a positive competition test in a cross country race in December, 3 or 6 month ban but we don’t now from when to when and the Spanish marathon team for London will decide in 8th may.



MEN

Standart

from

Spanish

Federation

2h14:00

Standart

from

IAAF

2h17:00

Which maratón

ran in or

will run

Best Performances

Carles Castillejo

Yes

Yes

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Spanish Champion – Directly selected

Castellón 2011 – 2h10:09

Pablo Villalobos

Yes

Yes

Hamburgo

29th april

Sevilla 2011 – 2h12:21

Spanish Champion 2010/11

5th European Champ Barcelona 2010

Ricardo Serrano

Yes

Yes

Hamburgo

29th april

Berlín 2011 – 2h13:32

Pedro Nimo

Yes

Yes

París

15th april

Berlín 2011 – 2h13:34

PB 2h12:08 Viena 2009

Rafael Iglesias

No

No

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Injured

6th European Champ Barcelona 2010

Chema Martínez

No

Yes

Barcelona

25th march

Londres 2011 – 2h15:25

2th European Champ Barcelona 2010

Ayad Landasem

No

Yes

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Lake Biwa 2012 – 2h14:39

Nacho Cáceres

No

No

Rotterdam

15th april

PB 2h12:40 de 2009

José Carlos Hernández

No

No

Barcelona

25th march

PB 2h13:46 Berlín 2010

PB 1h02:57 Santander 2012

Javier Díaz Carretero

No

No

Abril

PB 2h13:47 Sevilla 2010

Jaume Leiva

No

No

Barcelona

25th march

PB 2h17:57 Rotterdam 2011

PB 1h03:36 Granollers 2012

Miguel Ángel Gamonal

No

Yes

Abril

Castellón 2011 – 2h16:58

Iván Galán

No

Yes

To confirm

Castellón 2011 – 2h15:36

Manuel Hurtado

No

Yes

To confirm

Amsterdam 2011 – 2h16:02

Who's Who