Mazatlan Sinaloa.- The Great Pacific Marathon of Mazatlan every year breaks a record and puts the name of Sinaloa very high, in addition to being a very good promotion for this tourist destination, said Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel, giving next to Mrs. Rosy Fuentes the start of this sports party in this port, in its 21st edition, in which about 12 thousand athletes from Mexico and various countries participated.
“This Marathon really is better every year, it is a great event of national and international promotion that puts the name of our state very high, in addition to people enjoying it, because it is a unique experience and we are pleased to see the joy and enthusiasm of the participants and of the families that go out to encourage the athletes, ”said the governor.
Quirino Ordaz stressed that being the host of such events is a great pleasure to see how they develop, as more people come every year and make the name of Sinaloa resonate, which contributes to strengthening so that more tourism and More investment
The state leader in the company of his wife, the president of the state DIF System, participated in this race, which he said is a very inclusive sporting event, because people with different abilities participate, which are an example to follow; In addition to this sporting party allows to boost and strengthen the sport.
In this edition of 2019, more than 12 thousand athletes participate, both in the Half Marathon and Marathon, 21 and 42 kilometers respectively, among which are runners from Kenya, Canada, the US and Mexico, among others.
It should be noted that this morning the wheelchair race, the Crutches and Visual Weakers, and the Alegría race were also held; where children with different abilities participate. And yesterday, Saturday, there were children’s races and the 5 and 10 kilometer test.
For his part, the president of the Administrative Council of the Marathon, José Antonio Toledo Ortiz, said that the Grand Marathon is a way to invite people who take care of themselves physically to have a fuller life and realize the importance of what is that the physical exercise.
“For Mazatlan, it is a city lifestyle, in addition to leaving a good economic spill for the tourism and commerce sector,” he said.
They accompanied the state leader to start this race, Paola Moncayo Leyva, director of the Sinaloense Sports Institute; the secretary of Tourism, Óscar Pérez Barros; as well as the director of the Municipal Sports Institute of Mazatlan, Humberto Álvarez, among other special guests.
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