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NELSON GARZÓN AND JORGE LUIS CIFUENTES, THE NEW  COLOMBIANS IN THE WORLD CIRCUIT OF  MARATHONS

 

 

Editorial office

Patincolombia.com

Translated by Carlos H. Bernal

 

Bogotá’s Nelson Garzón  and Valle del Cauca´s Jorge luis Cifuentes will be the new Colombian skaters in the World Circuit of Marathons for the present season. Both of them were hired by Switzerland-based Wheels Team as soon as the World  Championship in Anyang, Korea  was over. Garzón and Cifuentes will join Diego Rosero and Juan David Tobón who belong to Rollerblade International Team. Therefore, there will be four national skaters defending our country’s prestige. Let’s not forget our skaters have shone in the World Circuit, especially through performances by Jorge Andrés Botero, Diego Rosero and  Silvia Natalia Niño as well.

 

“This year’s race calendar is going to be pretty tight since not only will we have the responsibility with our team in the World Circuit of Marathons but also with our interest in fighting for a place in the Colombian Team defending our country in the next World Event in Cali” said Nelson Garzón.

 

He added “anyway I’ve had a good hard pre-season, mandatory taking into account that it’s very different when you focus on the national calendar bearing in mind you’re running on banked tracks. Everything changes with marathons. You have to raise the oxygen level for the demanding season we will have. Likewise, the fact of coming to run in Colombia and compete in the selective will be weary. Everything is different and we have seen it among the ones running in Europe and coming back home to fit the tracks”. 

He said “ we have done lots of power work and  cycling, well, the amount of miles and miles to get a very good preparation. I want to show myself and I bet Cifuentes also has the same objective: to keep on validating our country as a world power. I am aware we’ll find very experienced skaters, but that won’t  disappoint us in performing a good role with our team”.