Sport takes the street in the final stretch of the Mediterranean Games

Tarragona and Vila-Seca hosted cycling time trial and half marathon respectively

category: Mediterranean Games

30 June 2018


This morning the half marathon of the XVIII Mediterranean Games has taken place in Tarragona. Morocco’s Mohamed Reda El-Aaraby has conquered the gold medal after crossing the final line with 1:04:03. The silver medal has gone to Italy’s Eyob Ghebrehiwet (1:04:07) and bronze is for Turkey’s Kaan Kigen Ozbilen (1:04:19).

As for women’s competition, Italy’s Sara Dossena has done the best time, adding a new medal for her country with a time of 1:13:48. The local athlete, Marta Galimany has arrived in a second position (1:15:16), whereas another Spanish athlete, Elena Loyo, has obtained the bronze medal (1:16:20).

The half marathon has started in Plaça Imperial Tarraco and has passed along different streets of Tarragona’s city centre, then the athletes have head for the Mediterranean Ring, where the final line was located.


Time trial in Vila-Seca

Vila-Seca hosted the cycling time trial event both in men’s and women’s category.

The competition has been won by Italy’s Edoardo Affini (30:31:12), followed by Portugal’s Domingues Gonçalves (30:37:02) and Slovenia’s Izidor Penko (30:53:66).

As for women’s competition, the winner has been Italy’s Elena Cecchini (24:15:67), followed by her team colleague Lisa Morzenti (25:02:36) and Cyprus’ Antri Christoforou (25:12:10).

The men’s circuit was 25 km long and has gone through the centre of Vila-Seca, then towards Salou and Cambrils. Women’s one, 18 km long, has followed the same circuit but without the streets of the city centre.

It is a very quick circuit in which a tight safety and health operation has been set to guarantee the success and proper functioning of the event.

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