The 55-year-old San Silvestre Vallecana 10k has achieved the IAAF Gold label
Its recognition by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) with the prestigious Golden Label running, which recognizes the best races in the world on the road.
In Spain, it is the only 10K race that has the Gold Race Running Label while in the rest of the world, only another three 10K have this same recognition: the Ottawa 10K (Canada), the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru( India) and the Birell Prague Grand Prix(Czech Republic).
Among the aspects that the IAAF takes into account when awarding this distinction is the level of the brands, which logically implies having international athletes of the highest level.
It is also important that the international media echo the news and, therefore, that the test has an important impact outside of Spain. The race must also be broadcast live.
Finally, the race must have a high organizational level, so that it meets the demanding quality standards established by the IAAF itself.
posted Tuesday July 9th