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Race news Palma Marathon Mallorca

28 June 2023, 1pm

Caridad Jerez, the first Olympic female athlete from Mallorca will be honoured at the Palma Marathon Mallorca on the 15th of October, and will be awarded the “Golden Bib” or “Dorsal de Oro” at the start line. This is the tribute to one of the leading figures in athletics history on the Balearic Islands.

Balearic Athlete Caridad Jerez awarded ‘Dorsal de Oro’ of the Palma Marathon Mallorca 2023

Palma Marathon Mallorca
Sun 15 October 2023

The upcoming edition of the Palma Marathon Mallorca 2023 is held on the 15th of October, and the organisers are unveiling some of the new features of the biggest running event in the Balearic Islands which once again will bring together more than 7,000 runners over the three distances: 9k, 21k and the marathon distance (42,195 metres).

The “Dorsal Oro” or Golden Bib Number 2023 will go to Caridad Jerez, several times Spanish champion in 60m and 100m hurdles and 4×100m relay, and the first Mallorcan Olympic female athlete in history who participated in the Olympic Games, in Rio in 2016. She has been 11 times national champion, the fifth Spanish woman to go under 13 seconds in the 100m hurdles and an international reference on the athletics track. “It is an honour for me to receive this Gold Bib and to succeed Balearic athletes such as Toni Peña, Miquel Capó or Emilio de la Cámara. Although my passion has been the ‘short’ and explosive distances and hurdles, it is a nice recognition, and it will be a pleasure to be surrounded by thousands of runners in my home town”, said Caridad Jerez, who announced her official retirement from professional sport a few months ago.

On 15th of October Palma will once again be the capital of running of the Balearic Islands, with a very high participation of women and foreign runners. This year’s edition has extended the side events and parallel activities (Expo, Breakfast Run, Pasta Party, guided cultural visits…) that will be held the days before of raceday in the Parc de la Mar, and there will be live music and performances for the first time on Friday and Saturday at the Expo. Both the marathon and the half marathon will start together at 8AM and the 9k race at 8:45AM, and there will be improvements and updates to the services to offer even a better experience for spectators and the general public.

The Palma Marathon Mallorca is organised by Kumulus, with the support of the Palma City Council and the Tourism Strategy Agency of the Balearic Islands and the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the Spanish Government as well as the Mallorca Tourism Foundation, and the collaboration and sponsorship of Zafiro Hotels as official accommodation, 361º, Proa Group, Fornes Logistics and Ports de Balears.

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