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28 Jun 2010

BARCELONA 2010: ONE MONTH TO GO

On the 9th July the track will host the Barcelona City Meeting.

Less then one month to go until the European Athletics Championships, the Spanish athletes visited first the Montjuïc Stadium, giving all enthousiastic comments to the new track.



 

Juan Carlos Higuero is was the first one to see it, and he was left speechless. “It is perfect, much better than the track last year in Berlin,” he said.
After Higuero, similar comments were heard from long-distance runners Sergio Sánchez and Carles Castillejo, who will use it, hopefully, in the 10000m final on 27 July.

 

Concha Montaner was impressed by the Mondotrack surface’s quality, too.
“I haven’t been in this stadium since 2000 and this material is magnificent. When you step
on it you want to start running,” she said.
Estévez also complimented the track: “It is very fast and it doesn’t drain the legs. People are going to run very fast in these European Athletics Championships.”

 

However, no athlete has been able to train on this new blue track, which is being saved for competitions: the opening will be 9 July, for the Míting Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona.