Mohamed Katir and Mariano García open the season in Birmingham

Mohamed Katir and Mariano García in archive images. / EFE | REUTERS

Athletics

The man from Muleño runs the 1,500 meters tomorrow in the second round of the Diamond League and the man from Cuevas de Reyllo will start the 800

Mo Katir and Mariano García are back. The former will make its outdoor track season debut at the second meeting of the Diamond League, which takes place tomorrow in Birmingham. The triple Spanish record holder returns to Great Britain after winning the two meetings of the competition held there last year: the 5,000 meters in May and the 3,000 meters in July, in both cases in Gateshead.

Katir will run the 1,500 meters, a test that is scheduled to take place at 4:28 p.m., with the aim of checking his status for the World Cup in Eugene (United States), which will be held from July 15 to 24. Katir will also try to run the 5,000 meters this year. He will try it at the European Championships in Munich, from August 15 to 21, in what will be his first race this year at this distance.

In Birmingham, the Murcian will share the race tomorrow with the two men who were in the Olympic final: Adel Mechaal (5th) and Ignacio Fontes (8th).

The middle-distance runner from Fuente Álamo will be at the Ibero-American Meeting in Huelva on Wednesday

On the other hand, the middle-distance runner from Cuevas de Reyllo Mariano García, current world champion in the 800-meter indoor track, returns to an international distance race to face the Olympic runner-up, the Kenyan Ferguson Rotich tomorrow, starting at 3:37 p.m. .

Upon his return to Spain, Mariano García will attend the 27th edition of the Ibero-American Meeting, which will be held next Wednesday, May 25, at the Emilio Martín stadium in Huelva.

The Murcian middle-distance runner will run the 1,500, and will be one of the outstanding figures of the Huelva meeting, which will be attended by 200 athletes from 40 countries. The vice-president of the Spanish Federation, Enrique López Cuenca, says that the Huelva meeting “will be the starting point for Spanish athletes to start looking for marks for the World Championships in Eugene and the European Championships in Munich.”

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