Manuel Olmedo and Solange Pereira, new kings of the International City of Barcelona Trophy

6 May, 2012

Manuel OlmedoThe athlete from Sevilla, Manuel Olmedo (1 number) won the men's category and won the Ciutat Vella International Trophy - the SPORT Grand Prix, the professional series of the Sagrada Familia Mile, organized by the Claror Foundation, and that took place all the mornings of Sunday 6 of May around the temple of the Sagrada Família of Barcelona, ​​amid a great festive atmosphere.

Manuel Olmedo (4'17 ") commanded the entire race and transferred the goal line in a finishing line ahead of the second and third placed athlete also Sevilla Luis Alberto Marco (4'18") and Juan Carlos Higuero ( 4'NUMX ''). Manuel Olmedo imposed his law from the beginning and was not intimidated by his immediate persecutors who sought to approach uselessly in Seville in the last meters.

Olmedo was very satisfied with his triumph and declared to the media that "I am pleased to repeat the victory at the Mile because there were very good competing runners." This is his second win at the Sagrada Familia Mile.

Solange Pereira (right)Solange Pereira, winner of women
Solange Pereira (dorsal 6) was imposed on Isabel Macías in the female series. The athlete at the club Atletismo Bikila, with a time of 4'52 '' won the final straight to the runner of Valencia Terra and Mar that had commanded the race until then and that when passing through the goal line he made a time of 4'52 ''. In third place, Judit Pla finished. The runner of the Santutxu Athletics completed the podium (4'54 '').

High participation in the popular series
As usual in recent years the participation of the Mile was very high with 1.083 participants and a total of 1.558 registered.

La Milla Sagrada Familia-Gran Gaudí Prize, organized by the Claror Foundation for the past 28 years, has passed without incidents and in the middle of a great festive atmosphere where the Councilor for Quality of Life, Equality and Sports of the 'Barcelona City Council, Maite Fandós, and the Manager of the Barcelona Sports Institute Xavier Amador.

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