HAVANA, Nov. 19th  Corredor de Cuba won on Sunday the main titles of the popular marabana race Marabana 2018 that brought together in Havana more than 5,400 athletes, of them 1,400 foreigners among whom was for the first time a Hollywood star, the American actor Will Smith.

The emblematic Capitolio of the Cuban capital marked the start and the final goal of the most important race that is celebrated on the island every year, dedicated this time to celebrate the Day of Physical Culture and Sport and the 499th birthday of the Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana

The 32nd edition of Marabana called for a marathon test, at a distance of 42 kilometers and 195 meters, as well as in the half marathon (21 km) and 10 km, circuit certified by the World Marathon Association.

The Cuban Henry Jaén arrived first and retained the crown for the sixth consecutive year in the men’s marathon in the 32nd edition of Marabana, with a time of 2 hours, 33 minutes and 59 seconds.

Another runner from Cuba, Alien Reyes (2h37: 43) followed him in the exhausting race and the third place was won by the Polish Wojciech Kopec (2h39: 28).

Among the women, Cuban Yudileyvis Castillo (2h53: 51), escorted by her compatriots Liuris Marta Figueredo (3h10: 35) and Kiara Cruz (3h23: 37), won the second and third positions in the second consecutive year. , respectively.

The victory of Jaén and Castillo gives them the right to participate in the marathon of Paris, France, in 2019.

In the half marathon came the first to the finish the Havana Luis Angel Martinez (1h11: 32) and Dailin Belmonte with 1h21: 28.

In the modality of the 10 km, Francisco Rodney Estévez won, with a mark of 32 minutes and 15 seconds and the French Arletis Thaureaux (37:52).

The largest presence of foreign runners in the Marabana 2018 corresponded to the United States, with 278 participants, among whom stood out the presence of actor Smith, who ran the half marathon on his second visit to Cuba, where he was last year to practice as a teacher of ceremonies at the Unesco gala for the International Jazz Day.

Mexico with 90 runners and France with 84 were the other countries with the largest participants in the marathon event in Havana.

HAVANA, Nov 19 (EFE) Corredor de Cuba won on Sunday the main titles of the popular marabana race Marabana 2018 that brought together in Havana more than 5,400 athletes, of them 1,400 foreigners among whom was for the first time a Hollywood star, the American actor Will Smith.

The emblematic Capitolio of the Cuban capital marked the start and the final goal of the most important race that is celebrated on the island every year, dedicated this time to celebrate the Day of Physical Culture and Sport and the 499th birthday of the Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana

The 32nd edition of Marabana called for a marathon test, at a distance of 42 kilometers and 195 meters, as well as in the half marathon (21 km) and 10 km, circuit certified by the World Marathon Association.

The Cuban Henry Jaén arrived first and retained the crown for the sixth consecutive year in the men’s marathon in the 32nd edition of Marabana, with a time of 2 hours, 33 minutes and 59 seconds.

El actor estadounidense Will Smith (centro) participa en la carrera popular Marabana, el domingo 18 de noviembre de 2018, en La Habana, Cuba. Yander Zamora EFE

Another runner from Cuba, Alien Reyes (2h37: 43) followed him in the exhausting race and the third place was won by the Polish Wojciech Kopec (2h39: 28).

Among the women, Cuban Yudileyvis Castillo (2h53: 51), escorted by her compatriots Liuris Marta Figueredo (3h10: 35) and Kiara Cruz (3h23: 37), won the second and third positions in the second consecutive year. , respectively.

The victory of Jaén and Castillo gives them the right to participate in the marathon of Paris, France, in 2019.

In the half marathon came the first to the finish the Havana Luis Angel Martinez (1h11: 32) and Dailin Belmonte with 1h21: 28.

In the modality of the 10 km, Francisco Rodney Estévez won, with a mark of 32 minutes and 15 seconds and the French Arletis Thaureaux (37:52).

The largest presence of foreign runners in the Marabana 2018 corresponded to the United States, with 278 participants, among whom stood out the presence of actor Smith, who ran the half marathon on his second visit to Cuba, where he was last year to practice as a teacher of ceremonies at the Unesco gala for the International Jazz Day.

Mexico with 90 runners and France with 84 were the other countries with the largest participants in the marathon event in Havana.

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