SOLONEI DA SILVA TO STRENGTHEN NATIONAL ATHLETE IN THE 23rd RIO DE JANEIRO HALF MARATHON

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SOLONEI DA SILVA TO STRENGTHEN NATIONAL ATHLETE IN THE 23rd RIO DE JANEIRO HALF MARATHON

The 23rd International Half Marathon of Rio de Janeiro, scheduled for Sunday (18), from 6:50 am, has gained an important boost. Brazilian Solonei da Silva, 2011 Pan American Marathon Champion (Guadalajara), double champion of the São Paulo International Marathon (2012/28) and winner of the São Paulo International Half Marathon (2015), confirmed his presence at the event, one of the most important disputes on the national calendar. The start will take place near Jardim de Alah, in the Leblon District, South Zone, arriving at Aterro do Flamengo, after 21 km.

The starting schedule on Sunday will be as follows: 6:50 am, Wheelchair Category; 7am, Male Elite; 7:03 am, Women's Elite; 7:05 am, Chair with Guide; 7:15 am, Premium, other disabled and general squad. The 5 km race, starting and arriving at Aterro do Flamengo, will start at 6:40 am.

With an enviable track record and plenty of experience, Solonei comes to fight for first place in Rio de Janeiro. Paulista from Penápolis and former Gari, Solonei da Silva is one of the big names in street racing in the country. Second in the South American ranking of marathons in 2011, he still secured gold at the Guadalajara Pan American Games. But it was in 2012, in his debut at the Sao Paulo Marathon, that he secured the top of the podium and gained national recognition. The following year was sixth at the World Athletics World Championships in Moscow.

In 2015 the athlete won the São Paulo International Half Marathon, entering the race history. At the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016, he represented the country in the competition. Last year, it shone again by securing its second title at the São Paulo International Marathon.

The delivery of the participation kit, together with the courtesy of the disposable chip, will begin this Friday, during the Rio Rio Half Marathon Expo Expo. 17h, at Marina da Gloria - Avenida Infante Dom Henrique s / nº - Gloria. There will be no delivery of kits on the day of the race or even later, as stated in the regulations. More details on the website.

During the Expo, athletes and visitors will be able to follow the cycle of free lectures about the sport. On the 16th, at 18h, the theme will be “Km a Km - Unraveling the course of the Rio de Janeiro Half Marathon”. On the 17th, 10am, “Building habits and attitudes for high performance in sports”; 11:30 am, “Food and hydration before and during the race”; 1:30 pm, “Km a KM - Unraveling the course of the Rio de Janeiro Half Marathon”; 3:30 pm, “Run safe: the importance of periodic exams for running”. The mediator will be journalist Roberta Palma.

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