In a last 10km Test two weeks before the Valencia Marathon René Ortiz ran out of his expected time but stay with his high goals for the Marathon.
In Lerdo in the Mexican state of Durango another Elite-only race was provided to 30 male athletes. A little bit different to other Elite-only races in this time the course was not totally easy as mostly the curves and turning points made it a little bit difficult for the athletes. Also the fact that in an international race no runner finished under 29 min confirmed that.
René finished in a 31-time in position 15 and placed hisself in the middle of the field. Even the hopes where much higher, after one of the last full trainings weeks for his marathon in December and a speedwork on Thursday before the race the high goals for the Valencia Marathon have not changed.