Mario Vizcaíno, the Mojaquero athlete, recently took part in the Madrid Marathon, coming 3rd in his own Promesa (Young Adult) category and, 97th in the overall classification which included over 25,000 runners.
At only twenty, Mario is showing great promise, dividing his studies with sport and, after obtaining a Sports Degree in Almería, he is now in Córdoba continuing his education in Administration and Management.
He participated at Madrid without a team or coach, armed with the sports knowledge gained from his studies and a mere ten months of preparation, which makes his result even more praiseworthy.
After his meteoric ascent as a runner, he has now joined Córdoba’s Surco Aventura Lucena Club, with the coaching and support that will undoubtedly bring this local athlete further success.
His future plans include taking on a 42 km full marathon in a couple of years but in the meantime, he will continue with his disciplined training and preparation to face the Andalucían 10 km Championship in Salobreña in May, whilst considering other prestigious international races.
He will also be on the starting line for Mojácar´s own marathon held during the town’s San Agustín fiesta, which will give his local supporters the opportunity to see the champion in action.
A born sportsman, Mario Vizcaíno also showed great promise at football from an early age, reaching the national youth category playing with the Almería, Los Molinos and Club Natación teams.