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More than 3 thousand athletes participated in the San Celestino 2024 Half Marathon

The third consecutive edition of the event was scheduled for May 18, 2025

More than three thousand national and international athletes turned the streets of Barcelona into a sports festival during the San Celestino Half Marathon 2024, which was held for the second consecutive year as part of the San Celestino Fair.

The race, considered the most important in the east of the country, offered ten categories for all tastes, including a category for athletes in wheelchairs, reaffirming its commitment to inclusion.

As in the 2023 edition, the organization guaranteed the safety and well-being of the participants with medical care stations along the route, a team of health professionals in the recovery area and four fully equipped ambulances. Hydration was also guaranteed for all runners.

The absolute winners of the 21K were José Reyes in men, with a time of 1 hour, 10 minutes and 24 seconds; Whinton Palma in second place (1:11:01) and Emmanuel Hernández in third place (1:12:53). In the female category, Edymar Brea won the victory (1:19:42), followed by Roselvys Moreno (1:21:15) and Magaly Josefina (1:24:21).

The mayor of Barcelona, ​​Sugey Herrera, expressed her satisfaction with the resounding success of the San Celestino 2024 Half Marathon, highlighting the effort made to guarantee the best conditions for athletes and the general public.

“This event represents a great boost for sports in our city and consolidates it as a benchmark in the region,” said the highest municipal authority.

Herrera also announced the third edition of the San Celestino Half Marathon, which will take place on May 18, 2025. In addition, he mentioned the possibility of evaluating a new route for the event with the aim of making it the most important in the country.

“We have planned a new route for 2025, removing it from the route of these two years to continue promoting our spaces and the conditions that we generate in the municipality for tourism,” he added.

Logistical conditions throughout the race, police officials and health personnel guaranteeing the success of the day

a triumphant return

The return of the San Celestino Half Marathon in 2023, after a decade of absence, marked a milestone in Barcelona sports.

The consolidation of this event in its second edition, with a significant number of participants and a high competitive level, demonstrates the commitment of local authorities to the promotion of sports and recreation.

This year, the local president highlighted the participation of runners from several states in the country, among which she mentioned Táchira, Falcón, Miranda, Mérida, Aragua, Carabobo, Guárico, Bolívar, Sucre and the Capital District, which she said commits her to continue promoting the half marathon, which this year has been the one that awarded the best prizes to the winning athletes.

The San Celestino Half Marathon 2024 has not only been a sporting competition, but also a celebration of the culture and traditions of Barcelona, ​​projected at the San Celestino Fair that offers activities until this Sunday the 19th.

The massive participation of the community and the enthusiasm of the athletes have turned this event into a true party for the city, as expressed by the municipal authority.

The 10K for everyone

Although they were not registered, the dogs Nucita, 6 years old, Zenchy, 4, and Bell, one and a half years old, participated in the 10K race held within the framework of the San Celestino Fair.

These pets of the Beagle breed ran with their caretaker Carlos Zambrano, in a clear demonstration of the responsibility that comes with having and caring for a companion animal.

The protagonists are not newbies, they have already participated in the canicross that the Barcelona mayor's office has also organized.

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