30 Abril 2023

Gran Vía, Madrid

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McGrath ‘vuela’ en Zaragoza y bate a Álvaro Martín; Diego García, también en el podio

El catalán Paul McGrath (Cornellá), todavía en categoría sub-23, voló este domingo en Zaragoza para hacerse con el triunfo en el XCIII Campeonato de España de Marcha en Ruta con un estratosférico tiempo de 1:17:56 y batir al doble campeón del mundo, el extremeño Álvaro Martín. Tras McGrath, que mejoró en casi…

Madrid

Marcha

An initiative based on the most awarded sport in Spanish athletics, whose uniqueness arouses the interest of all the fans and, especially, of the youngest ones, the quarry of our champions of tomorrow.

44 medals won by Spanish race walkers at the Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships.

As a closer reference in time (August 2022), the Spanish walkers won four medals (two gold, one silver and one bronze) at the Munich European Championships.

2023

Madrid Marcha

A world reference event, with the participation of the most renowned athletes, appearing as a  Gold event of the World Race Walking Tour, the world circuit of the World Athletics (WA).

An opportunity to showcase one more of the attractions of Madrid, which in 2022 was World Capital of Sport. An example of Madrid's progress, entrepreneurship and leadership thanks to public-private collaboration.

With the sporting direction, advice and participation of the Madrid athlete Diego García Carrera, current 20km bronze medallist and Olympic diploma holder at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Madrid Marcha aims to consolidate its position as the world's leading event.

How

when
30 APRIL

With the participation of the leading figures of world marching, Olympic, world and continental champions, representing the countries with the greatest tradition in the speciality.

The last Sunday in April, the 30th, in an unbeatable setting: the main artery of the Spanish capital.

9:00 h

3km U14 & U16 MIXED

Joint race with separate classifications: U14 boys, U14 girls, U16 boys, U16 girls.

9:30 h

5km U18 & U20 MIXED

Joint race with separate classifications: U18 male, U18 female, U20 male, U20 female.

10:30 h

10km Senior MIXED

Joint race with separate classifications: senior men's and seniors women's. Gold event of the World Race Walking Tour.

9:00 h

3km U14 & U16 MIXED

Joint race with separate classifications: U14 boys, U14 girls, U16 boys, U16 girls.

9:30 h

5km U18 & U20 MIXED

Joint race with separate classifications: U18 male, U18 female, U20 male, U20 female.

10:30 h

10km Senior MIXED

Joint race with separate classifications: senior men's and seniors women's. Gold event of the World Race Walking Tour.

9:00 h

3km U14 & U16 MIXED

Joint race with separate classifications: U14 boys, U14 girls, U16 boys, U16 girls.

9:30 h

5km U18 & U20 MIXED

Joint race with separate classifications: U18 male, U18 female, U20 male, U20 female.

10:30 h

10km Senior MIXED

Joint race with separate classifications: senior men's and seniors women's. Gold event of the World Race Walking Tour.

The start/finish, podium and press accreditation ceremony will take place in the Capitol Cinema, which will also serve as a call room for the participating athletes.

The VIP area will be located in the hall of Cine Capitol.

Gran VÍA

Stage

  Gran Vía is one of the main streets in the city of  Madrid. Since its construction at the beginning of the 20th century, it has been a landmark from a commercial, tourist and leisure point of view. Famous for its cinemas and theatres, it is known as "Madrid's Broadway". Nowadays it is also home to numerous international fashion chain shops, which gives it a special glamour and a constant flow of people. With two lanes in each direction, it is the ideal setting for a top-class international walking competition.

Sports

management

"Walking is a great speciality, but there are very few opportunities. If it were promoted more and better, if we realised that it is enough for us to cut 500 metres off a street, if we understood that a 20 km race doesn't last as long as a football match... the number of walkers would grow exponentially. And with them the chances of success. Walking has given great success and satisfaction to Spanish athletics".

"Events such as MM serve to give visibility to our discipline, as well as being the ideal prologue to the major athletic events: World, European and Olympic Games".

Diego García Carrera

Diego García Carrera

from Madrid, European bronze medallist in 20km walk

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