once sanctified the needle and thread, already blessed the thimble, recognizes the nonsense: to these heights only a bed and a plate of pasta should be receiving canonizations. Will run this Friday, Cristina González, the World 100 km in Doha, eight hours of effort with as a result historical as it will be the first Spanish to do so, but it is this Thursday mending garments of the man next to Joseph Rivers, marathon in the Beijing Games, and today a technician in the Spanish Federation. Qatar and its restrictions are to blame.
As explained by the athlete on his page on Facebook, the country’s authorities do not allow you to compete with the national uniform female usual, composed by a top and leggings short. What will you do with a t-shirt and pants provided, “lots of vaseline” and the hope that the sun is indolent? During the test, in spite of being the area in the middle of winter, it is predicted highs of 28 degrees with a humidity percentage remarkable. “It seems to be that it is by the ‘culture’ of the country”, he wrote on the social network the family that manages it, opening the first controversy around Qatar after the designation of the emirate as a venue for the World athletics 2019, ahead of Barcelona and Eugene. Precisely, during the presentation of the candidacy in Monaco two days ago, it opened up doubts about the freedoms of the women participating in the event though, see the sense of the votes, they should be resolved.
“When you see the women compete, the World will serve as inspiration in many places of Africa and in the Arab countries. You will discover the large capacity of the women’s athletics,” he said in the pre-the secretary-general of the Olympic Committee of Qatar, Sheikh Soud Abdulrahman Al Thani, repeating hours after his words on the witness stand.
For the moment, there is no formal complaint of the Federation on an issue that, in any case, does not seem to have the capacity for decentering to Gonzalez. Your mentality stone has been the strong point of an athletic career almost 10 years it lasts, and that reached its peak in recent seasons: today it owns the national record for virtually all categories ‘ultras’, from the 100 miles to six days, passing through 12, 24 and 48 hours. Natural Villagarcía of Arosa (Pontevedra) although resident in Valencia, 30 years old, he excelled in basketball during his teenage years coming to play in the First National, a personal crisis, the fruit of the death of his father led him to a drastic change of sport.
he left everything, started running and, after making his debut in the marathon of Valencia, realized that theirs was much deeper. In 2009 he won his first championship of Spain of 100 kilometers (now totals four), in 2012 achieved their best result in international finishing eighth in the World 24 hours a day and this 2014 has won four half marathons, the marathon of Murcia, 100 kilometers from Santander and two tests of six hours. Despite not receiving any financial assistance under a federation, since it only recognized the 100 miles (and vying for separately), the athlete has managed to live of his strides: in charge of a store Bikila being, at the same time, one of the stars of his club.