Spanish Olympian runner and Sands Beach Resort sponsored athlete Jose Carlos Hernandez took the tape at the half marathon distance in the Gran Canaria Marathon 2013 which was held on Sunday 20th January.
An ambassador for the Lanzarote International Marathon, José was hoping to beat the record which he didn’t manage to do but still finished in an impressive 1hr 4mins 44secs ahead of Aki Numella and Saúl Castro Santana who finished in second and third places respectively.
Now in its fourth consecutive year, the Gran Canaria Marathon was tinged with controversy this year as the first and second placed winners of the full marathon were stripped of their titles by the judges for violating the rules of refreshments within designated areas only. Moving up to first place from third was Doroteo Martínez, while Ayose Perez Tejera and Jose Rodriguez Rodriguez claimed second and third places respectively.
Huge congratulations from all the team at Sands Beach Resort to Jose Carlos Hernandez on your dream start to 2013.
Images courtesy of Ivan Leon Santiago