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Cursa de la Vila Olímpica 2011

Barcelona, capital of popular athletics

More than 2.000 runners take part in the Race of the Vila Olímpica, one of the most traditional races of the Catalan calendar

Since some time ago Barcelona already is one of the capitals of popular athletics. The success of participation in races like la Marató or Mitja Marató de Barcelona, among other, demonstrates this quantitative and qualitative growth. And this weekend this was proved with the Race of the Vila Olimpica, a classic of the Catalan calendar that celebrated its 21st edition. In spite of the strong heat, more than 2.000 runners participated in the race. Paul Sie Kwasi, did the 10 kilometers of the race in 30'52", he was the winner in masculine category, Abdeslam al-Ouhabi was second and Juan Manuel Álvarez, third. On the other hand, Carme Auñón with a time of 37'57" won in feminine category over Eva Parrado and Alicia Bergada.