García Romo, Mechaal, Gómez and Fontes will give shine to the 1,500 of the ‘indoor’ meeting in Madrid


The Spaniards Mario García Romo, Adel Mechaal, Jesús Gómez and Ignacio Fontes will start among the favorites to win the 1,500-meter event at the Madrid meeting on February 22 and corresponding to the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold 2023, on main indoor test circuit.

In this way, on the CDM Gallur tartan will be the last four Spanish champions of the indoor distance, led by García Romo, fourth in the Outdoor World Championship, where he achieved the third best Spanish record in history (3: 30.20), and bronze in the European.

For his part, Mechaal will try to demonstrate his competitive character as a continental 3,000 m indoor record holder, while Gómez will repeat in Gallur where he was second in 2021 and Fontes has fourth place in the 2021 European ‘indoor’.

Together with them will be important rivals such as the American Yared Nuguse, García Romo’s training partner and who will arrive in Madrid after trying to attack the North American record for the mile (3:49.89) at the Millrose Games on February 11, the Italian Pietro Arese, fourth in the European Championship in Munich, and Charles Grethen from Luxembourg.