After the Ingebrigtsen, the Cursa dels Nassos continues to increase its level

To the already more than announced presence of the Ingebrigtsen brothers (Jakob, Henrik and Filip) and the Frenchman Jimmy Gressierwhich give even more cachet to the Cursa dels Nassos with which 2022 will close (it will take place on December 31 through the streets of Barcelona), now there are two other athletes of international relevance in the women’s event. Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen and Norway’s Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal They confirmed their presence and both will settle a duel to beat the European record of the 5 kilometers, which is located at 14:44. Last Sunday, in the European cross country championship held in Italy, both fought for victory until the end. The Norwegian revalidated the title.

The German chains an exceptional season, in which she was proclaimed European champion of 5000 meters in Munich and will appear in Barcelona with a backpack full of successes: bronze in 5000 meters at the 2019 Doha World Cup, eighth in 10,000 meters at the Tokyo 2021 Games, indoor European silver in 1500 meters (2017) and 3000 meters (2019), national records of 1500, mile, 3000 and 5000, and personal bests of 1:59.65 (800), 3:58.92 (1,500), 8:20.07 (3,000), 14:26.76 (5,000), 31:01.71 (10,000) and victory with 1:05:41 in his debut over 21,097 meters in the recent Valencia Half Marathon.

The podium in the European cross.

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The podium in the European cross.valerio pennicinoGetty

To date, Klosterhalfen and Grøvdal have met nine times, with five victories for the German and four for the Norwegian, but it will be the first time that the two compete together in a road event, so the Cursa dels Nassos it becomes the first race in the world on asphalt that manages to bring them together to enjoy a stellar duel. In the coming days, the organization will continue to publish new entries for elite athletes who will undoubtedly take part in a Cursa dels Nassos that will be historic.

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