The XLIII Cross Internacional Venta de Baños, a premier athletics event in Spain, is set to feature top international athletes. Among them are Dawit Seare, an accomplished Eritrean runner who has made his mark in events like the Degewo Berlin and the World Road Running Championship, and Edinath Jebitok from Kenya, a returning champion who has triumphed in the prestigious Cross Eldoret. This event, part of the 'Gold' category in the World Athletics Cross Country Tour, attracts the best from around the globe.
The event spans an entire weekend in Venta de Baños, filled with various activities including a charity race, a popular race, trophy presentations, and cultural performances. Athletes such as Juan Carlos Higuero, Sergio Gallardo, and Arturo Casado will participate in a talk-debate, adding depth to the event's athletic focus.
The main competitions are scheduled for Sunday, with the women's race at 12:30 p.m. and the men's race following. Notable Spanish athletes like Oukhelfen, who recently excelled in the European Cross Country Championship, and Fikadu González will also participate. The women's race features international talents like Asayech Ayichew and Maurine Jemutai.
Additionally, the national field is strong with Marta García and Irene Sánchez-Escribano both vying for victory. The local government, recognizing the event's impact on the community and commerce, has been diligently preparing, ensuring compliance with international standards. This commitment underlines the significance of the Cross Internacional Venta de Baños as a key event in the athletics calendar.