Sunday January 20th, 2019
Distance: 11.075m · Cross Country
The ancient Roman city of Itálica in Santiponce (Seville) hosted Sunday 21 January the Cross Itálica 2018, an international event where the best runners of the world through field and one of the major sporting events of Andalusia. There will be 3,848 athletes from all categories.
The thirty-sixth edition of the International Cross of Itálica is organized by the Diputación de Sevilla, which will finance the event with 150,000 euros, to which 18,000 euros from the Junta de Andalucía are added, as well as sponsorship in the infrastructure of the Armed Forces.
|2nd Male||30:55||KIPLIMO, JACOK||18||Uganda|
|3rd Male||31:01||BAREGA, SELEMON||18||Ethiopia|
|4th Male||31:01||HADIS, ABADI||21||Ethiopia|
|M 40-49||38:03||MORENO ELIAS, JUAN JAVIER||41||Uganda|
Italica is one of the most important Roman sites in Spain. It has its origin with Publius Cornelius Scipio by the year 206 BC, after the triumph of Rome over Carthage in Ilipa. It is the birthplace of important personalities, specifically in Italica were born the emperors Trajan and Adriano and many senators of the time. It was then a city of proven importance, especially since the time of Augustus. Hence the importance of its theater and amphitheater, the third largest in the empire after the Roman Colosseum and the anti-theater of Padua. It had luxury mansions whose remains are preserved. Its decadence arrived with the dynasty of the Antoninos and it was accentuated in times of Severe Septimio, diminishing the size of the city. It is a place with a lot of history around which the Cross Italica 2018 revolves.
It is expected in total more than 3,000 participants who will further enhance a field through as the Cross of Itálica that has 36 years of history.