Photo: Courtesy of Juan Manuel Mijangos
Guatemalan middle-distance runner Luis GrijalvaFocused on his main goal for the summer, he ran the 5K again yesterday, this time at the Weltklasse circuit in Zurich, Switzerland, where he again finished fourth, although this time he was satisfied with surpassing his qualifying points. 2024 Paris Olympics.
The game, valid for the Diamond League, kicked off at 1.10pm (Guatemala time) and, as is customary, the captain came out on top in the test.
On the final lap, however, he was overtaken by two competitors and dropped back to fourth, but that didn’t slow him down as he crossed the finish line in 12:55.88, less time than he needed for almost 10 seconds. Airfare to the French capital.
This will be the second summer equestrian competition dreamer National, nicknamed because it was part of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, implemented in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama’s administration. Grijalva immigrated to that country with his family when he was one year old.
His perseverance and dedication earned him an athletic scholarship to the university
Arizona, where he managed to improve his technique and qualify for Tokyo 2020, agreed to compete thanks to his special permission to leave the North American territory.
The athlete has since broken national and Central American records, mainly in the 5,000-meter distance, but he has also achieved them in the La Mira race (1,609 m) and in the 3,000-meter distance, among other distances. closed track.
Grijalva, who has excelled in the Diamond League season, has qualified for this month’s final in Eugene, Oregon.