Marc Tur has a new appointment with the history of Ibizan athletics. The walker from Santa Eulària faces today from 8:30am, the 35 km race walk of the European Championships held in the German city of Munich. The athlete of the Peña Deportiva seeks to make up for the disqualification received in the last World Championships in Eugene and his goal is to finish among the first eight classified. As he explained by telephone to this editor, he considers “relatively achievable” to be in the “top 8 of the European” in the middle phase of “adaptation” to the change in distance from 50 to 35 kilometers.

“It’s taking me less and I’m getting there. I tried not to let the disqualification affect me too much, there was not much time feel bad and as soon as I returned to Spain I started to train hard to return as strong as possible”, Marc Tur added via audio.

Marc Tur believes that today’s race will be “fast” and that it “favors” him in the fact that it will be held on a two-kilometer circuit, unlike the one in the last World Championship.

The Ibizan athlete faces the international event “with great enthusiasm” after preparing himself thoroughly at the High Performance Center (CAR) in León together with the rest of the members of the training group directed by José Antonio Quintana.

Marc Tur aims to add to the first medals for Spain

Marc Tur, who was on the verge of the podium at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo -he finished fourth-, will be looking for a new medal for Spain after the first two obtained, silver and bronze, in the team category in the women’s and men’s marathon, respectively.

In the women’s marathon won by the Polish athlete Aleksandra Lisowska with a time of 2:28:36, the silver medal went to the Croatian Matea Parlov Kostro and the bronze medal to the Dutch Nienke Brinkman, with Marta Galimany being the best Spanish athlete, eleventh at 2:39 behind the winner with a time of 2:31:14.

However, in the team category, the host Germany, with four of its runners in the individual top 10, was the gold medalist and Spain won the collective silver medal, with Poland third.

A silver medal, a continental runner-up, achieved thanks to the Catalan Galimany -who was leading most of the marathon- and to the performances of Irene Pelayo, Elena Loyo and Laura Méndez.

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