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Martín Fiz and Raquel Gómez warm the pique of the Skechers norte sur

Skechers athletes Martín Fiz, captain of the North, and Raquel Gómez, captain of the South, have presented the eleventh edition of the North South race

The athletes of Skechers Martín Fiz, Captain of the North, and Raquel Gomez, Captain of the South, they have presented the eleventh edition of the North South race, to be held on June 16 in Madrid, heating the traditional pique between both teams.

Which gives less than a month for the Skechers North South and the spike in the capital is lighting up. At the presentation of the race, which took place in the editorial office of the sports newspaper Marca, the captains Martín Fiz (North) and Raquel Gomez (South) put the cards on the table. On June 16, starting at 9:00 am, the eleventh edition of this duel will take place, in which the two international athletes want to lead their respective teams to victory on the Paseo del Prado.

The mythical marathoner Martín Fiz wants to continue the winning streak. Since he captained the North, the Vitorian and his battle companions have not known defeat. This year, with their lime green shirts they will seek to prolong the winning inertia and get the third victory for the North, although he acknowledged that the North still has a lot of work ahead:They won't give me the Legend Mark until I get a tie for 8 in the Skechers North South”, Martín Fiz commented with laughter.

For her part, the Raquel Gomez from Domben seeks to redeem herself. She has been the individual winner of the past two editions of the race, but the South does not know the victory under her captaincy. The international athlete, who returns after a long injury, is eager to show that she is fully recovered and to elevate her family to the top of the podium on the Paseo del Prado. Although she recognized that at Skechers North South the important thing is to have fun and enjoy the atmosphere, she was open to giving up her personal glory: “I prefer to be second if the South can finally win", The captain of the South recognized in a relaxed tone.

The Skechers North South will be again a party with color and healthy snacks on a very fast circuit. With the exit at Calle Mateo Inurria, repeat the route of last year with a frenetic passage through Pío XII, Serrano and Alfonso XII, and visits to the Puerta de Alcalá and Cibeles, to conclude on the Paseo del Prado. An approved 10K with a very favorable profile, as evidenced by the test record, which was achieved in the last edition by the athlete Sergio Salinero with 29:21. Encouraging incentives to achieve the objective of this edition on June 16, which is to reach 9.000 runners.

Each and every time of the runners will count for the final result of the battle: the best average net time in goal (Paseo del Prado) will be the one that determines who dominates the capital this year. That allows any runner, regardless of their level, to be a hero for a day. Because here any runner can be a champion! At the moment, the scoreboard registers an 8-2 favorable to the South.

Training Day in preparation

And since we are in the final stretch for the Skechers North South, It was time to face one of the previous appointments that have become a classic. He Training Day of the Skechers North South It had as its epicenter the Skechers store in the Plaza Río 2 shopping center and gathered 50 runners enrolled in an exclusive training for Madrid Río.

Trainnig Day Skechers North South
Trainnig Day Skechers North South

With the company of captains Martín Fiz and Raquel Gómez, the participants drenched with the advice of their mentors, tried the Skechers running shoes and performed a complete workout with warm-up, continuous running, stretching and strength and speed exercises to reach point to the Skechers North South. After the effort, time to regain strength with a supply of champions and a draw for two pairs of shoes among the participants.

This year Training Day had no winner. The good vibes enveloped the entire training, and the participating runners preferred to leave this initial duel on a draw. It is clear that the pique and his best cards have been saved for June 16, when #MadridSePica will have its peak moment from 9:00 am at the exit of the Skechers North South from Calle Mateo Inurria. Who will win this year? North or South?


Date: 16 June.

Time: 9: 00 hours.

Location: Madrid. Exit Calle Mateo Inurria.

Distance: 10 kilometers (approved).

registration: 15 euros from that date or until exhausting dorsals.

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