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Bannouri, Ortiz win Cursa de la Merce fun run in Barcelona

IANS  |  Barcelona 

Moroccan won the men's category at Sunday's 2018 Cursa de la Merce charity 10k in Barcelona, while of won the women's category.

El Bannouri finished with a time of 29 minutes, 34 seconds, and was just ten seconds shy of his record-breaking winning pace from last year, reports news.

Moroccan runners dominated the men's category, as El Bannouri, 38, faced stiff competition from his compatriot Zouhair Talbi, who finished second, followed by Spain's in third.

Ortiz finished with a time of 35 minutes, 52 seconds, and was joined on the podium by her countrywomen and in second and third, respectively.

The 40th edition of the race had 12,000 registered runners, 4,300 of them women, and about 10,000 on the starting line.

Sunday's race was held under overcast skies with cool temperature and little wind, allowing for good races in both the men's and women's categories.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 16:56 IST
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