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Eoin Flynn, Aroa Merino and other athletes who have been protagonists of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon share their experience on the website of the event.

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The organization of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon has thrown itself into this edition since the last runner crossed the finish line on 2014.

A detailed study to improve the course, a new website, the opening of the organization office staff several months before the race day and the research of the best services to offer the runners are some of the matters that have been taken in consideration.

Moreover, the Instituto Insular de Deportes (Insular Sports Institute) has reinforced the technical aspect of the race, thinking mainly in the runners and trying to help them to prepare better with full guarantee their participation in any of the distances to be run on January 2015.

Due to this, within the “Technical Area” of the website www.grancanariamaraton.com has been included the section “Technique and experiences” where runners who know well our Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10Km tell their experience or give advices on how to prepare the race: training and resting periods, recovery, supplementation, nutrition and much more.

Among the runners sharing their experience (already available on the website) there is the Irish Eoin Flynn, one of the best athletes in the Canary Islands so far and winner of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2014; Aroa Merino, athlete from Lanzarote double winner of this Marathon (2012 and 2013), also two podium positions in her first participations (2010 and 2011); also other popular and experienced runners in long distances as Losi del Moral and Cristian González.

Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sports of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, explained that “the technical committee of the event has considered of grand value the contribution of these experiences devoted to the runners. We have invited athletes who have participated and been protagonists in our races and also popular runners who may be helpful to those starting in this field of running”

"Additionally, we will upload to the website some expert advices on fitness and training, as well as physiotherapists. Runners should be the main objective of our work and I think these articles with the experience and advice of various specialists give to the event a plus of quality we didn’t have so far”, said the Minister of Sports.

The staff of the Instituto Insular de Deportes has been working on all these new aspects of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon in order to offer better quality services to the runners and to ensure a great success in the race for the Gran Canaria people and all its visitors.

New route

Lucas Bravo de Laguna

"We have changed the route of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon thinking in the runners of the three distances. The event is growing up and we believe the new location of the start and finish line is better for the public, runners, organization and services in general."

The winner in 2014

Eoin Flynn

"The DISA Gran Canaria Marathon was one of the most important personal and sport experiences of my life. You can run abroad with higher level athletes, but there is nothing like compete at home, at your place of residence. I enjoyed a lot the race, environment, animation and our city."


Palacio de Congresos de Canarias

The 'Gran Canaria EXPODEPORTE' will be the biggest sport expo in the Canary Islands, where there will be more than 50 stands of several sports and related sectors. More than 20.000 people of all ages will visit this expo. It will take place at the Palacio de Congresos de Canarias, in the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of January 2015.



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