Ualready large selection of marathoners will be the protagonist of the Nationale-Nederlanden San Silvestre Vallecana. Laura Luengo made a magnificent debut in Valencia in a marathon. With 2:25:35, the Extremaduran not only achieved the Olympic minimum for Paris 2024, the main objective, but also climbed into the third place in the national ranking of all time. The National record holder and Spanish half marathon champion arrives in Vallecana with a best 10K road mark of 31:50achieved in June of this year in Madrid.
For its part, Ftima Azzahara Ouhaddou surpassed herself in Valencia, to become the second best Spaniard in history, a few seconds faster than Laura Luengo (2:25:30). Ouhaddou will put the finishing touch to a dream year, with a great fourth place in the Rotterdam Marathon – which already brought her an Olympic minimum -, a national bronze in the half marathon and placing herself among the best female marathon runners in history. She will try to improve her best 10K mark, 32:06 done this year in Madrid.
In fourth place in the national marathon ranking is now the previous national record holder, Marta Galimany She has the honor of being the first to break that historic record of Ana Isabel Alonso, which dated back to 1995, and is an absolute reference for the 42K in Spain, being an Olympian in the Tokyo Games that were held in 2021. The athlete from Tarragona debuts in the Nationale-Nederland in San Silvestre Vallecanawhere he will seek to lower his personal best in 10K that he achieved in Barcelona with 32:29 at the farewell of the year.
And from a debutante to a veteran, who never stops surprising us with her performance. The Cantabrian Irene Pelayo has managed to become, at the age of 43, the oldest absolute national champion in any Olympic athletics event, in the Zaragoza Marathon.. This December has completed a dream year with the Olympic minimum for Paris, personal record (2:26:40) and sixth best mark in our history. What better way to end the year than in Vallecana, where we have seen her run very fast, 32:46, in 2019.
Laura Mndez completes this luxury quintet. Far from the marks of her peers, the athlete goes to extremes He has shown his best side in 10K, a distance in which he won the national championship in 2012, as well as in the half marathon, finishing in second place in the Spanish Championship held in Santander after Laura Luengo. This year he has already run in 31:32 in Madrid.
On the horizon, 31:35, the best national mark in the career that Marta Domnguez signed in 2003.