The athlete Moha Rida Younes, from Llebeig Athletics Club Xàbia, he managed to revalidate his triumph in Volta a Peu to Dénia 2019. As in the previous edition, this fabulous athlete had the honor of enjoying the arrival alone, picking up the applause of the large crowd located on the finish line.
Note the large number of athletes, around 1.500, who were not afraid of rain. Just 20 minutes before the start, a tremendous rain fell. After a few minutes of a lot of water, everything stopped and calm arrived so that runners could run without problem.
At the start, a small group was formed with the three main protagonists of the race, Moha Rida, José Manuel García, both from Llebeig Xàbia and Youssef Ahatach from Dénia Corre. A few meters behind Adrián Hadri trying to connect with the head, which he did not achieve, and after the other big pursuer group. In this group were the CA Gandía athletes who set the pace.
The leading trio kept sending until in their last change, in the absence of a few 800 meters, Moha Rida Younes managed to go ahead and enter the finish line with a time of 32: 17, improved mark in more than a minute compared to the one made in the 2018 edition. The second to cross the finish line was Youssef Ahatach, with a mark of 32: 29. The third place went to José Manuel García Barragán, with a record of 32: 53.
In women the surprise jumped. María Isabel Ferrer took the start but her feelings were not good so she opted to retire due to physical problems. Andrea Abad, of CA Publidom was the dominator of the race, getting to be the first on the finish line. His time was 38: 36, while the second place was for his teammate, Maxine McKinnon, with a brand of 39: 19. The third place went to Marta Ortego, of Dénia Corre, who made a time of 40: 21.
To highlight the great organization that carried out the Athletics Club Baleària Diànium, that in spite of the difficulties that the rain supposed, managed that everything went out to the perfection. The public, with the sunrise, returned to the street to give the heat to the runners.
Finally note that many athletes recalled the absence of one of the most veteran women who has played many popular races throughout the region, Henriette Weeber, who recently died in Benidorm. Surely from the sky he keeps running with all his friends. Major loss for popular athletics, rest in peace.