The Ethiopian Aregawi leads the international participation of San Silvestre Vallecana


The Ethiopian athlete Berihu Aregawi leads the international participation that will feature in the 2023 edition of the Nationale-Nederlanden de la San Silvestre Vallecana, which will be held this Sunday, December 31 in Madrid, as confirmed this Thursday by the organizers of the event.

The African will present himself as one of the favorites for victory in the men's race supported by his current status as world cross-country runner-up and 5K world record holder, in addition to having signed this year in Laredo (Cantabria), the second best mark in history in 10K with 26:33, just nine seconds behind the record of Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto.

Aregawi could have a nice battle with the Spaniards Mohamed Katir, Mario García Romo and Tariku Novales in his search for victory with a new best mark, so far held by the Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo with 26:41 of his victory in 2018.

In addition to the Ethiopian, the organizers also confirmed at an international level in the San Silvestre the British Scott Beattie, national 5K road champion and with a track record in 10,000 meters of 27:58.92, Rory Leonard and Ellis Cross, the Irish Fearghal Curtin or the Slovak Peter Durec.

On the other hand, along with the names already announced, other Spanish athletes will also be on the starting line, such as Daniel Mateo from Soriano, sixth in 2021 with a mark of 28:26, and Juan Antonio 'Chiki' Pérez from Ciudad Real, sixth in 2018. and who has a best time in 10K of 27:56, and the Catalan marathoner Ibrahim Chakir, whose best time in this distance is 29:00.