'I fought and fought until the end,' says Mexican Citlali Cristian after obtaining gold and record in marathon

Rate this post

The Mexican Citlali Cristian Moscote, 28 years old, He still cannot believe the feat he achieved on the streets of Santiago.

He won with a Pan American record this Sunday with 2 hours, 27 minutes and 12 seconds the women's marathon of the games and became the third Mexican to win the continental event.

Until before what was done by Citlali, heThe Pan-American brand belonged to the Peruvian Gladys Tejeda from Lima 2019; and this Sunday in the 42 kilometers with 195 meters the Mexican long-distance runner had a long-term test and a stellar duel with the Argentine Florencia Borelli until the last kilometer.

As an example of how hard it was to face Borelli, who crossed the finish line seventeen seconds after the Mexican, They merged into a hug as soon as the competition finished and they congratulated themselves by leaving everything and showing pride to the delight of the public that never stopped encouraging them in the Chilean capital.

Photo: Reuters

Borelli, silver with 2h27:29, also had many reasons to smile as she became the first Argentine to get on the marathon podium in the history of the Pan-Americans.

A more than excited Citlali finally stopped running after the competition, and with joy and notable fatigue He stated that he gave more than he had until the last second.

“I fought and fought until the end, because it was the difference between gold and silver; I came determined to fight for everything,” said the Mexican, who demonstrated it by lowering the record held by the Peruvian Tejeda by more than three minutes. Crazy.

“I am happy for this victory for Mexico, this gold is for the country, for my coach (Cristóbal Herrera), because this year was difficult, we worked on it, with many competitions, with ups and downs, but we wanted to give away a medal that had not come to Mexico for more than 20 years and that is why I am very happy," He said without stopping smiling at any time.

Photo: EFE

And the first winner of the Pan American marathon came in the Indianapolis 1987 edition at the feet of the Mexican María del Carmen Cárdenas, 28 years old, who won with a time of 2h52:06.

The American Debbie Warner with 2h54:49 and the Cuban Maribel Durruty With 2h56:21, they completed that first podium.

Another Mexican, Olga Appell, also 28 years oldwon the next edition, in Havana 1991, with a time of 2h43:36.

Then the American of Mexican origin, María Trujilloat 35 years old, won in Mar del Plata 1995 where he completed the marathon with a time of 2h43:56.

Photo: Reuters

Until the Chilean arrived Erika Olivera, 23 years old, and ended the streak of victories of Mexican origin with a clear victory that was a record for the 1999 Winnipeg Games with 2h37:41.

Now the Mexican Citlali Cristian Moscote is the author of a new Pan-American feat and His name will be remembered for at least four more years, if someone appears in 2027 who is capable of beating it.

Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.