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Theshay Gemechu and Birhanu Balew are imposed in the 36 National Cross "Fiestas de la Virgen" of Yecla (16/12/2018)

Theshay Gemechu and Birhanu Balew have won the 36th edition of the "Fiestas de la Virgen" National Cross held at the "Juan Palao" Sports Center circuit in Yecla on a sunny morning that has allowed them to enjoy a sports festival

The senior women's test, has been the victory of the Ethiopian Tsehay Gemechu who has managed to take the necessary meters to impose easily before the Kenyan Norah Tanui, companion of flight from the second round, In the company of Trihas Gebre, which shortly after was off-hook , they started very strong opening an insurmountable gap during the rest of the race before the only two athletes who have been able to follow their rhythm from a distance, Maria J. Perez Moreno and the 10 thousand meter champion of Portugal, Sara Ribeiro.

Victory without palliatives of the winner of the Ethiopian that confirms its good results during this season, like Tanui that already achieved the third position in Atapuerca

Elena García Gramau was sixth, Azucena Diaz, seventh.

In eighth place Marta Esteban, while Tania Carretero was tuco to settle for ninth place and Sandra Cordoba finished in the tenth place.

In the absolute test male victory of the African runner, Birhanu Balew.

After the first 2000 meters, only Antonio Abadia endured the frantic pace of Birhanu Balew and Polat Tarikan, with Mechaal leading a small pursuer group at a distance that from the second round was almost insurmountable.

After the equator of the Abadia test, it is taken down by the Africans.

In the end it is picked up by the persecuting group.

In the last lap Balew's highest speed served to impose easily.

Together with Abadia, Mechal has a final sprint on the home straight that delighted the public, with Mechaal' finishing third.

In the first places Ouassim Oumaiz (fifth), Juan Antonio Perez (sixth), Yago Rojo (seventh), José España (eighth), Alberto Sanchez (ninth) and Mohamed Katir (tenth)

With the first test, the popular category and male veterans, began at 9.40 am the 36th edition of the Feast of the Virgin, following all the races to complete the 20 scheduled categories.

It has had the presence of 2200 athletes belonging to more than 80 groups, clubs and associations in the Region of Murcia, Valencia, Castilla La Mancha, and Andalusia.

The 36th National Cross Fiestas de la Virgen - Yecla Grand Prix Feria del Mueble has been organized by the Department of Sports and Sports Service of the Hon.

City Council of Yecla, next to the Arcabuceros Square Virgen del Castillo It is counted on the collaboration of the Yeclano Athletics Sports Association, the Yeclano Fondistas Club and the Arabi Triathlon Club

Yecla Feria del Mueble has been the main sponsor of the event, sponsored by the Furniture Fair itself and the Furniture Technology Center (CETEM).

It has also counted on the sponsorship of numerous companies in the city and nationwide.

In the delivery of trophies has been attended by the Mayor of Yecla, Marcos Ortuño, Pedro Romero, Councilor for Sports and Rubén Juan Martínez, President of the Arcabuceros Squadron "Virgen del Castillo", together with municipal authorities and representatives of sponsoring entities.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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