Eritrean Samuel Tsegay Wins Spain’s Santurce to Bilbao Race

Samuel Tsegay

Eritrean Samuel Tsegay Wins Spain's  Santurce to Bilbao Race

EFE – Sunday, November 24, 2013

With cold temperatures, sometimes contrary wind and light rain in some passages of 15,800 meters of the race, the 3,300 participating runners faced a complex and demanding track the ups and drops tour Santurce, Portugalete, Sestao and Barakaldo before going through the center of Bilbao's city.

The first 5 miles were covered by the front of the peloton with Samuel Tsegay at 13:30, Mourad El Bannouri, Mohamed Blal, Worknesh Fikre and Hassan El Oubaddi.

About the km. 8 passed in 19:30, the Eritrean Tsegay-favorite-and I shared Blal Moroccan leadership, although the North African Bannouri also showed nerve following their strides.

Tsegay took the lead between kilometers 10 and 11, and distancing Blal The Bannouri, alone, in a third place threatening his Moroccan compatriot.

The Eritrean Tsegay forecasts made good through the streets of Bilbao, to the Gran Via, where the goal stood. The winner finished the race in 45 minutes 10 seconds.

BILBAO. Almost a minute later crossed the finish The Bannouri, prior, Mohamed Blal overtook him and settled exceeded nearly 16 kilometers with 12 seconds ahead of his compatriot.

According to forecasts, the Ethiopian Tigabea Marta won with a rather conservative tactics. Controlled the Moroccan Kaoutar Boulaid, a runner in progression but shorter distances, and won in 55:38, with a margin of 5 seconds over his only serious opponent.

The vizcaino David Garcia (49:54), ninth-and Alava Elena Loyo (57:53) in sixth place, were the first Basques.

Was remarkable victory of José Antonio Iglesias on French Pierre Miura in wheelchair racing.

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