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SUUNTO RENEWS AS OFFICIAL WATCH OF THE EDREAMS MITJA MARATÓ DE BARCELONA TO CONTINUE BEATING RECORDS

18/10/2018

RPM-MKTG, organizing company of the eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona, and Suunto have renewed the agreement for which the Finnish brand will continue being the official watch of the race for the next two years (2019 and 2020). This way, and as it already happened in 2018, the chrono Suunto will be placed in the car of the Race’s Director who will accompany the leaders next February 10th, 2019.


Juan Porcar, CEO of RPM-MKTG and Javier de Moragas, Country Manager Spain & Portugal in Amer Sports Spain, materialized the alliance that guarantees the collaboration until 2020, when the half marathon of Barcelona will arrive to its 30th edition. With 82 years of experience, Suunto is an emblematic brand of reference in the sport, which facilitates the international expansion of the eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona. Since 1936 the Finnish brand has been to the forefront of design and innovation in sport clocks, diving computers and sports instruments of premium quality.

The sponsoring of Suunto brought good luck to the race in 2018, as in its first edition as sponsor, the winner finished the race in less than 1 hour for the first time (59:44) achieved by the Kenyan Mule Wasihun, who beat in 20 seconds the previous record of Eliud Kipchoge (current world record-holder of marathon in 2013). The circuit of Barcelona is one of the fastest of the world, also verified by Florence Kiplagat, who beat the feminine world record two consecutive years (2014 and 2015).


The eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona has grown to all levels in the last years, and has received the Gold Label, maximum distinction granted by the IAFF to the athletics races. With Suunto as the official watch, the Barcelonian race will be able to continue its evolution with the maximum guarantees.