19-year-old Huaraz-born athlete wins 10km trail run in Patagonia

P amela Maguiña Coltrinari from Huaraz won a gold medal at the Patagonian International Marathon last Saturday.  The Patagonian Maraton is a yearly spectacular running event that takes place in Chilean Patagonia in the province of Última Esperanza, in the surroundings of Torres del Paine National Park. Since 2012, the event has attracted thousands of runners from over 50 different countries and geographically seen, the event takes place at the southern tip of the American continent, at 51° latitude south in the absolute wilderness. The closest city to the event area is Puerto Natales, located 250 km north of the regional capital which is Punta Arenas.

The Huaraz Telegrpah is pleased to inform that apart from successful male trail runners such as Emerson Trujillo Flores and Hernán Henostroza Gamarra, there are also female victories abroad. Pamela Maguiña has been practicing trail running for a couple of years and participated in international trail runs in Bogotá, Los Angeles, Miami, Buenos Aires, Panama, Puerto Rico and Easter Island (Rapa Nui). Previously, the nineteen-year-old from Huaraz obtained a first spot in Easter Island and Santa Fé and additionally she obtained respectable third places in Panama and Puerto Rico. In this year´s Patagonian International Marathon she won in the 10km women category.

Pamela Maguiña is studying medicine at the moment and despite not having obtained any financial support from her home town, she managed to held Peru´s and Huaraz´ honour high abroad.

One Response to “19-year-old Huaraz-born athlete wins 10km trail run in Patagonia” Subscribe

  1. Luciano September 12, 2017 at 09:48 #

    Una lastima, debe en adelante exigirse el pago de un seguro de vida para quienes intervengan en estos deportes, organizado por empresas. Debe abrirse el lugar que en Monterrey se usaba para este propósito, la Municipalidad Provincial de Huaraz, debe expropiarlo en la modalidad de uso, es decir, que se adecue el lugar para la practica de escalada en roca, cuando se requiera, pudiendo los propietarios darles el uso -cochera- habitual en el tiempo restante. Haciendo las mejoras arquitectónicas necesarias.

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