The Spanish athlete Marta Galimany has beaten this Sunday in the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso Marathon the Spanish distance record, stopping the clock in 2:26:14, thereby dethroning the record established in 1995 by Ana Isabel from Palencia Alonso (2:26:51).

The Catalan, with her usual ‘hare’, Roger Roca, was complying with her passing times ready to triumph in her second Valencian assault on the record, frustrated in 2020, where she achieved the fourth best Spanish mark ever with 2:27:08 ; this year in Seville she had been below the record until about kilometer 40, but she got away from him.

The athlete from Valls was “like a nail”, as she herself assured, at 17:20 approximately every five kilometers, with 17:30 from 30 to 35 and 17:02 from 35 to 40, with 7:37 for the last 2 ,2 kilometers. The half marathon step was in 1:13:14.

“At kilometer 34 and after seeing that I was going well at the pace, I did think that I could not escape, because I looked very good. I was even able to push a little more and in the end even enjoy knowing I was going to achieve it, but I was also prudent and told my ‘hare’, Roger, not to pull any more to be sure. Then I looked good, I have already seen from the partials that from kilometer 35 to 40 it has been the fastest we have done”, indicated Galimany to the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA).