This coming Saturday, 4th July at 8pm the “Desafío Nerja 2020” sports event will be held in the Enrique López Cuenca Stadium in Nerja.
A number of top Spanish athletes will compete in various events such as the 1500m and 5000m mens races and 400m, 1500m and long jump womens events. Elite Spanish athletes include Fernando Carro, Kevin López, Mariano García, Laura Bueno, Sergio Jiménez, Gonzalo García, Daniel Arce, Abdessamad Oukhelfen, Ignacio Fontes, Irene Sánchez, among many others.
“The event has an official character, so if any record is achieved it will be recognised, and it will have an impact on the whole of Europe” said the president of the Club Nerja de Atletismo, Francisco Ortega.
The president of the Andalusian Federation and vice-president of the Spanish Athletics Federation, Enrique López Cuenca, points out that this event is being held “thanks to the desire, the impetus and the energy that Francisco Urbano, Pulguilla, has put into making Nerja host this event”.
The councillor thanked the sponsors, Pulguilla Restaurant and Merendero Ayo, as well as all the small shops that have collaborated, for their involvement in ensuring that an event of this category, the first official event to be held after the end of the state of alarm decreed by the coronavirus, can be held in Nerja.
The event will be broadcast live on the Youtube channel of the Andalusian Athletics Federation.
He points out that both athletes and spectators must comply with all established health safety regulations. The event will meet all security requirements and will have an audience of up to 300 people, all of whom will be at a distance, with controls to measure temperature, masks, and other precautions.