The Athlete Will Go to The Competition with The Support of His Community and In Search of a Better Personal Best
Oax Sport and Felipe Arellanes Ruiz are in their final preparation for the Veracruz Marathon. The race will take place this coming December 5th in Veracruz City. The marathon will be the first edition and it promises to be a well-organized and highly competitive one.
Felipe was chosen to participate in this Marathon as part of Oax Sport’s mission to support athletes from small communities of Oaxaca. He received full financial support that include the race fees, travel, accommodation, the training and preparation that preceded the marathon.
The Veracruz Marathon will start at 5:30 AM, Sunday, December 5th at the center of the city. The route goes through the oceanfront road that leads to Boca del Rio, then comes back to the major downtown streets and finishes at the same starting point, which is the Zocalo of Veracruz.
Felipe Arellanes specializes in road running with a focus on half and full marathons. He aspires to keep improving in this discipline and be able to take part in many major marathons in the world. His goals include running Tokyo and Boston Marathons. Felipe lives in Santa Catarina Cuixtla is a municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. It is part of the Miahuatlán District in the south of the Sierra Sur Region.
“I have prepared my body and I am ready to go for my new personal best, always respecting the great distance that the marathon is. It will be a good return to racing and gradually I hope to improve until I get to the point where I want to be. Elite athletics is still a long way off, but I insist on continuing to run for the sake of pleasure and health. I thank my family and community for supporting me and for the confidence they put in me.” Felipe Arellanes Ruiz, athlete from Cuixtla, Oaxaca.
Oax Sport Inc. is committed to supporting local Oaxacan athletes by providing the means to train, prepare, and travel to take part in national and international athletic competitions. Felipe’s participation in the Veracruz Marathon will be possible thanks to the donations of individual persons who believed in his talent and trusted in Oax Sport’s mission and objectives. His coach Eddi Perez Silva and Oax Sport’s members of staff will accompany Felipe.
“We have had a difficult process due to the absence of competitions during the health contingency, so from the first moment we learned about this marathon, we thought it would be a very good option for Felipe. This decision motivated him to focus on training to achieve the goal of obtaining a new personal best in this distance. We feel confident in achieving it because in recent months Felipe has significantly improved his athletic development.” Eddi Perez Silva, Athletic Director in Oax Sport Inc.
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