|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Sports (Click here for more)

Spaniard, Frenchwoman Win Desert Half-Marathon in Peru

LIMA – Spaniard Yeray Duran and France’s Gaelle Decorse won on Thursday in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively, of the Half-Marathon of the Sands in Peru, a four-day race of roughly 100 kilometers (60 miles) through the Ica desert.

Duran, who dominated the race from start to finish, crossed the finish line with a time of nine hours, 35 minutes and 34 seconds, followed by his compatriot Roberto Gil, with a time of 9:47:51, and Sweden’s Jonas Buud, with a time of 9:59:16.

Decorse finished in 27th place in the general classification with a time of 12:16:58, coming in half an hour ahead of her nearest female competitor, Ecuador’s Victoria Calero.

Of the 346 participants from 25 countries who started the marathon on Monday, 312 managed to reach the finish line after competing in a series of stages of between 20-55 km.

The Half-Marathon of the Sands is the reduced version of the complete race that was created last year in the same zone, a six-day challenge covering 250 km.

This race will be followed by a two-day contest through the Peruvian Andes ending at the ruins of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, a competition that is optional for all those runners who completed the desert test.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved