There’s a zero percent chance that he’ll come back, „“ he told Sports Illustrated.

There’s a zero percent chance that he’ll come back, „“ he told Sports Illustrated.



The sports director of the Marató de Barcelona Christian Llorens in statements to Rac1, has acknowledged that the organization of the test now has three options. The first would be to keep October 25 as the final date, as announced as soon as the cancellation of this edition was made public on its original date of March.

The second way would be to postpone the Marathon to March 2021, assuming the registrations for the edition that was to be held on Sunday.

And there is still another possibility, which is to give facilities to those athletes registered for March 15 and who for some reason cannot compete if the race is finally held on October 25. In this case, the organization will allow other interested people to change the numbers acquired.

In 2019, the Barcelona Marathon had 17,500 participants.

The Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt, world record holder of 100 and 200 meters, reduced to "zero" the chances of him getting back on the slopes, despite his recent tweet of him climbing a hill.


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The best sprinter of all time has settled the speculation that had been opened about his possible return to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

"There is a zero percent chance that it will return"he told Sports Illustrated magazine.

He confesses that he is "Out of shape" and that you have hired a personal trainer to help you control your weight at home.

Bolt explains that he returned to physical exercise because he wanted to break the 40-yard record in the NFL (American football) to replicate a player with whom he had stung. He did it in February with a time of 4.22 seconds, running in dress shoes and long tracksuit.

"Every year while I was on the court, there was an NFL player saying ‚oh I could beat Usain Bolt, I can do this, blah blah. So I ran at 4.22 in dress pants, out of shape and after a year retired".

Bolt trusts they don’t fight "at least this year" his world records of 100 (9.58) and 200 (19.19), which are about to turn ten years old, achieved at the Berlin World Cups.

"I hope they are not shaken soon, that they last a couple more years, but it is good for the sport if a young man shakes them"said the Jamaican.

Of American Noah Lyles, who has run the 200 in 19.50 this year, said that "it’s pure power", although it considers that it has room for improvement on the curve. "He is the character that sport needs"says about the funny character of the American. "People see personality and who you are, they don’t just see you as a runner", Explain.

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As for the American Christian Coleman, world leader of the year in 100 meters with 9.81, he said: "He has a good start and is one of the best I have seen competing", stated about the world runner-up.

This season is proving extraordinary for Héctor Santos, a Madrid jumper living in Huelva since his childhood who has just won the silver medal in the U23 European Championship in Gävle (Sweden).


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To do this he had to raise his personal best to 8.19 meters when at the beginning of the current course he had never exceeded the eight meter barrier … something he achieved three times in Scandinavian lands. Only a genius like the Greek Miltiadis Tentoglou, current absolute continental champion, could beat him.

Despite turning 21 on Three Kings Day, the Barça athlete gave free rein to his restrained ambition in an interview with SPORT just before starting a second preseason thinking about the Spanish Championship and, why not say it, the World Cup from Doha.

Héctor Santos, at the last ‚Ciutat de Barcelona‘ Meeting | DAVID RAMÍREZ

What a year he is completing, Hector …

Yes, a very good year. I have improved a lot in many aspects of the jump and also at the level of strength and it is being reflected in the results and above all that I am doing well in the important championships, which is what it is about in the end, to be competitive when you You face the best and luckily I’m doing well in competitions.

When did you really think of eight meters as a goal?

At the beginning of the season we have a talk with our coach (Juan Carlos Álvarez) and he gives us the objectives of each training session and also on a more global level. And since last year I was so close to eight meters, he told me that you had to jump them and maybe even make a better mark. We talked about the European sub’23 and he told me, the Doha World Cup, 8.17. Which was very far, because it had not yet passed eight meters. And now I do look at the minimum for the Tokyo Games, which is 8.22, but it does not obsess me either. I want 

Who was your first reference?

The first one I noticed is Eusebio Cáceres, in a European sub’23 championship in which he won gold. I saw it with my father and I really liked it. And now I am lucky to be able to train with him in Madrid, although the reference I have always had is Iván Pedroso, who for me is the best in history and I have seen all his videos. 

Together with the walker Laura García-Caro, he is the great reference of Huelva athletics. How do you handle it?

I am proud that I am a bit of a reference in my region, although there are other much better athletes like Carolina Marín or Laura García-Caro (marcher). For me this two years ago was unthinkable and I thought that I wish I could emulate Laura, who had been fourth in the junior world. And now seeing me in the newspapers is something new and it surprises me.

How are you at Barça?

Well, great. I’ve been here for four years now and hopefully I renew, because I just signed this season. After the Youth World Cup they told me about this possibility and I did not believe it. How was Barça going to notice me if they had Okutu? It was to be the second jumper and I didn’t even think about it. I said, I’m going headfirst. Also, the athletics club is a family and they treat you very well on a personal level.

Héctor Santos looks to the future with optimism and ambition | DAVID RAMÍREZ

The long jump is the only one anyone can do, but at these levels …

It is difficult, because it is about improving the set of things that make up the jump, from before the race to the fall. As soon as you fail at something, the jump is bad. I put the mark nine meters from the line for the last four supports and if I go to 8.75, I’m already short. Then it depends on the tartan and the wind, which drives us jumpers crazy.

How has he really improved this season?

When I went with Juan Carlos to Madrid, I was doing an extension on the flight and we saw that the fall was bad, because it was mouth in the air. I fell almost to my feet and lost many inches. This year we changed to the three and a half technique and that allows me to balance myself more in flight to fall better. It was difficult for me to catch it, but I am assimilating it and that together with the improvement in the entry speed … I would say those two factors, without a doubt.

Is there room for improvement?

Yes Yes. I think a lot, especially on the subject of strength. I train with Pablo Torrijos (triple player) and with Eusebio Cáceres, who take a lot of kilos from me in the weights. If you can transform it, the more you lift you will have more power. In preseason you are a little heavier and as the season progresses you refine.

Does it give you a bit of vertigo to be so well and that the World Cup is so late?

Well, I asked my coach to do two peaks of form. For me the most important thing was to get to the U23 European Championship well and get a medal. We have already achieved that. Now I will spend two weeks without competing training a lot, in August I will look for a meeting before the Spanish Championship and then there I will have to show good form to qualify for the World Cup.

What is your next goal?

Looking at Doha, I have to go step by step and the first thing is the absolute Spanish Championship. It is true that the European national team is first, but I still don’t know if I will go or someone else will go, Eusebio for example.

He was one year old when Yago Lamela made history at Maebashi with 8.56. What did it mean to beat your championship record in the sub’23

Yago is known to everyone. It is true that before the championship I looked at how much the record was. I saw that it was 8.05 and I said to my coach, I want to take the record away. What pride! It has had a great impact, because none other than Yago Lamela had it.

Another objective is to consolidate above eight meters?

Sure. I highly value regularity. When I arrived in Madrid I did 7.96 and last year I did not improve, but I jumped 7.70 or 7.80 many times. People told me that he did not improve, but I said yes, because he jumped more than 7.70 in all competitions. Look, when I got to the European Championship I had only passed eight meters twice and in a while I surpassed them three times. When you are so regular in a brand is when you can get long jumps.

Is jumping 8.50 a chimera?

Before I saw it as impossible and now I see it far away (smiles), because improving 31 centimeters is a lot. With 8.19, I think that if I have the day I can be at 8.30. I would be very excited to break that barrier and I don’t see it as impossible. In fact, in Gävle I jumped over 8.30, but it was measured at 8.19 because I left a fourth on the table.

The azulgrana Héctor Santos was silver in the European sub’23 | RFEA

Does a World Cup scare you at night in the middle of the desert?

I think the track is going to be set at 23 or 24 degrees. I knew I could do the minimum (8.17), but I haven’t thought about it either. Let’s see, in the end the conditions will be the same for everyone and the key will be to acclimatize better than the others. If I qualify, the conditions don’t have to be a brake. We will have to go to the top.

When you saw Ruth Beitia win gold in Rio, did you imagine that she would have a chance of being around the Games four years later?