Mireia Belmonte: “We should promote the camaraderie of the Women’s Race throughout the world of sport”


The Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte hopes that in the whole world of sports they can “foster camaraderie” in the Central Lechera Asturiana Women’s Race, a test that she sponsored this Sunday in Madrid.

“You have to promote sports and good health habits. I think we could promote the camaraderie of the Women’s Race throughout the world of sports. People would come together to do other Women’s Races in swimming or any other specialty”, declared the ambassador of Banco Santander, one of the sponsors of the event.

The Olympic swimmer participated in the deployment of a gigantic pink ribbon that could be seen from the air covering the runners at the starting line. The banner, 50 meters long by 17 meters wide, was the largest displayed to date in a test and served to make visible the help in the fight against cancer, in addition to highlighting the importance of early detection, in an initiative by Banco Santander.

In addition, she was in charge of starting the race after receiving recognition minutes before for her role as flag bearer for the Spanish team at the last Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Around 30,000 women participated in the race that once again dyed the streets pink. streets of Madrid and that covered the slightly more than seven kilometers of route that join Calle Serrano with Paseo de Camoens.

The Madrilenian Marina Martín and the Serbian Sladjana Zagorac shared victory in a test that once again served to claim and promote the incorporation of women of all ages to the regular practice of sport, the fight against cancer and awareness of the importance of prevention, as well as the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits to avoid it as far as possible, and combat gender violence and the social and educational inequalities suffered by women.

Banco Santander encourages and promotes the growth of women’s sports with its sponsorship actions, such as its support for the Women’s Race, the Santander Golf Tour (the only women’s circuit for professional golfers in Spain) or athletes such as Mireia Belmonte and Carolina Marín . The Sports Santander sponsorship strategy aims to bring popular sport closer to society and promote healthy lifestyle habits for the development of a healthy life.