Borja Rodríguez from Madrid (Asociación Atlética de Móstoles) and the Catalan Marina Casals (Club Natació Vic ETB) won the XIV Mitja Marató de Formentera, held this afternoon, with the participation of 2,000 runners. In the 8K Sant Ferrán-La Savina event, which has brought together 1,000 participants, the winners have been Sergi Moreno (Triatló Montornés) and Cris García.
At 6:00 p.m. the Mitja Marató de Formentera started at Far de la Mola, with a pleasant temperature to run, far from the heat of the last edition. The morning rain and wind have given way to a spring afternoon. Some 2,000 runners took the start and from the first kilometres, the ambition of Borja Rodríguez has been seen, whose pace only the Italian Manuel Molteni has been able to keep up with. The two passed kilometer 10 alone, pursued in the distance by José Manuel Caplliure, winner in 2021. The victory was in the leading duo and Rodríguez was the strongest, accelerating the pace in the last kilometers and opening the gap enough to cross the finish line 46 seconds ahead of his rival. Rodríguez has repeated the victory that he already achieved last year and has also done so, improving the record of then and establishing the best mark in the history of the event, with a time of 1h08'52”. Third at the La Savina finish line was Pablo Aragó (1h10'47").
In the women's category, Marina Casals set a record of 1h 23'18”, in a race in which she made clear progress in the second part, to end up winning ahead of Cristina Álvarez (1h 23'56”) and Judit Pujol (1h 24'32"). Casals has known how to regulate his forces, since at kilometer 10 he passed with a minute behind Judit Pujol, who led the first part of the race and in the end had to settle for third place on the podium, with a time of 1h24'32”, also yielding to Cristina Álvarez (1h23'56”).
8K Sant Ferrán-La Savina
At the same time as the Mitja Marató there was also the start of the 8K Sant Ferrán-La Savina, with the participation of 1,000 runners. In men, Sergi Moreno won with a time of 28'46", ahead of César Deleyto (28'52") and Paco Ruiz (29'00"). In girls, the first to cross the finish line of La Savina, where a large number of people have gathered, has been Cristina García (32'40”), who entered alongside her sister Carla García (32'40 ”). Third was Silvia Sorio (33'02").