ProFuturo, the educational programme promoted by the Telefónica Foundation and the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation, held the second edition of the ProFuturo Race this Sunday, 8 October. More than 3,000 people participated in the sporting event that managed to raise 13,000 euros, and whose proceeds will go entirely towards implementing educational programmes in developing countries.
This second edition was once again endowed with participation by multiple well-known faces from the Spanish athletics scene, such as the European champion in the 5,000 metres and winner of the race for a second year in a row, Jesús España; the European champion in the 10,000 metres and runner-up in this year’s race, Chema Martínez; as well as the seven-time winner of the triathlon world championships, silver medalist in London 2012, and recent winner of the world championships half Ironman, Javier Gómez Noya, who crossed the finish line in third place.
In the women’s category, European champion and one of the most renowned cross-country runners couldn’t miss the event: Cristina Jordán, who was first to reach the finish line; also in attendance was Elena García, Spanish champion in the 1,500 m, who held a podium spot for her second place finish. The third woman to cross the finish line was Elena Domenech.
Also joining fellow runners for this edition was Fermín Cacho, a historic Spanish athlete who received a commemorative plaque to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his gold medal in the 1500 m at the Barcelona ’92 Olympic Games, presented to him by José María Álvarez-Pallete, Telefónica’s CEO.