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Últimas Noticias 15K. The Emblematic Race Of The Quitenians

The Últimas Noticias 15K is a race that represents the Quitenians identity of the Carita de Dios [God’s Face]; year after year thousands of citizens participate in this party, which will celebrate its edition #56.

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2016-07-22

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The Últimas Noticias 15K is a race that represents the Quitenians identity of the Carita de Dios [God’s Face]; year after year thousands of citizens participate in this party, which will celebrate its edition #56.

Historically the race has taken place on the first Sunday of June, anniversary of the evening newspaper Últimas Noticias; however, this year will be the exception because of the catastrophe that suffered the Ecuadorian Coast this past month of April, as a form of solidarity with the affected families.

Today, Últimas Noticias is considered one of the most important races of the whole continent with this distance, along with the mythical San Silvestre. “There is no race of this magnitude in North, Central, and South America, covering 15 kilometres”, says Pablo González, general director of the 15K.

From July 29th registration will be opened for an approximately 18.000 athletes, which will run on Sunday September 11, the appointed day for the celebration of the competition.

In this year, with the athletes will be formed the world’s largest human flag of Quito, with the colours of the capital: blue, red, blue. And, as in previous years, athletes with disabilities may run on the inclusive and solidarity race of five kilometres, which is joined by more than 1.000 people.

There are three complementary events before the competition, the day in which the Atahualpa Stadium is the goal and also receives thousands of spectators with an artistic show: the lighting of the flame at the La Carolina Park, next to the monument of Jefferson Pérez, the presentation of the elite international athletes and an exhibition at the Bicentenario Park.

Security is a key point of the organization, and thanks to the collaboration of public institutions, and other organisms, the athletes will be backed up during the circuit.

All the details have been adjusting during this time, and, as it is now common, the Últimas Noticias 15K will once again fill with jubilation the streets of the beautiful Quitenian metropolis.

PABLO GONZÁLEZ
He has participated in 23 editions of the Quito Últimas Noticias. He was recognized by the Confederation of Journalists of Ecuador as the director who revolutionized the races of the country, receiving the Eloy Alfaro trophy in 2014.

Also in Prague, he was elected President of the Latin American Association of Track Races (ALCAR), formed by nine countries and 23 races in the region.

In addition to be in charge of the direction of the race, he manages two businesses: the franchise of Italian clothing Fusaro and the Kryocare franchise for cryotherapy treatment, nutrition, antiaging, exilis elite.

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