Operating a private greatest is difficult, and sadly, it will get even harder as you combat Father Time. Properly, that seems to not be the case for 47-year-old masters runner Reyes Estévez of Girona, Spain, who ran an enormous private greatest ultimately weekend’s Madrid 10K. Estévez completed second total out of 8,500 runners in a ridiculous time of 28 minutes and 56 seconds—a mean of two minutes and 54 seconds per kilometre.
Not surprisingly, Estévez gained his M45-49 age class and broke his former private better of 29:56. Regardless that his second-place time was 41 seconds sooner than the M45-49 10K world document of 29:37, set by his Spanish compatriot Driss Lakhouaja, the time is not going to rely for document functions, because the Madrid 10K course is a internet downhill.
British runner Nicholas Alderman gained the race by seven seconds, in 28:49. (Estévez was second.)
Estévez will not be new to distance working. In his youthful years, he was a four-time European champion for Spain in XC and on the observe, and gained two world championship bronze medals within the males’s 1,500m, in 1997 and 1999.
Estévez went on to have an 18-year skilled profession in athletics earlier than taking a break when he was concerned in a Spanish sports activities doping ring scandal in 2010. He returned to the game in 2018 and has since run a Spanish masters document within the 1,500m (3:52) and the half-marathon (67:05).
The 47-year-old reportedly nonetheless competes loads and is a coach to many athletes in his residence metropolis of Girona.