Felipe speaks with those responsible for the Duathlon World Championships in Avilés
The truth is that Asturias is being a meeting point of the world Duathlon since 2011 Gijón hosted this event and five years later it will be Aviles who organizes it.
For an Asturian like me, it is a pride that our land has that organizing spirit and that once again the best of this modality, in addition to fighting for the medals, know a little more about our land, our customs and surely more than one would take away the nonsense with a good fabada and a cider.
I was born at 14 km from Aviles in the most beautiful town of Asturias, Luanco and during my adolescence I went to Suarez Puerta every afternoon to train with my coach Pepete and spent those afternoons on the running tracks and defending the colors of the AAA (Association Atlética Avilesina), that is, I carry all these places in my heart.
Encourage all those interested in running this World Cup, they will have fun and enjoy our land.
I wanted to know the impressions of the President of the Asturian Federation on the progress of the Championship and I was surprised by her statements. Sharon Calderón He told us: " We are absolutely committed to the Avilés World Championship, and we have worked from the beginning on it, but for some time it was impossible to work side by side with some people in the FETRI. Neither better nor worse than us, simply with a vision of teamwork totally different from ours.
I give you an example: for a team to function in a team duathlon, none of its components, no matter how good it is or is created, can make decisions unilaterally and leave the rest of its teammates lying. We believe in the team, in the whole, and not in its components, in the individualities.
Perhaps because triathlon is their modus vivendi, and not ours, they are hostages of certain pleitesies. It is not our case, we want the best for the Duathlon World Championship, and the best, sometimes, is not the most beneficial"
Surprised I stayed and I did not think that things were so tight, maybe the nerves of a World Cup, I do not know, but I wanted to know the opinion of the other side and contact Jorge García, Director of Competitions of the Fetri, to know his opinion before the statements of the President of the Asturian Federation and this is what he told us: " In Aviles the FETRI works as in any National or international competition project in a coordinated manner with the regional federations, and in the case of Aviles the Asturian Federation has had, has and will have the doors open to contribute and add to the project; not only with Avilés, but with the rest of the projects such as the Triathlon Spain Cto for clubs to be held in Gijón".
Well, it only remains to file situations of this type if you can and achieve a great World Championship because Asturias and Aviles deserve it.
We are 50 World Cup days, surely you all have enough information, but if you want to know more, if you want to know everything you just have to enter their website http://www.duatlonaviles.com/
Today is not a day for a nap, today attentive and waiting to see you all in my land.
Oh and remember; “With fabes and sidrina no fai lacks gasoline”
Photo: Yeray Menéndez