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    Linea de salida

    55 years at the starting line

    1964

    Antonio Sabugueiro and its friends devised the most emblematic run of our country nowadays: The San Silvestre Vallecana.

    Every 31st of December, 40.000 participants run through the streets of Madrid to spend the end of the year in the best possible way.

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    Jesús Hurtado

    Jesús Hurtado

    1964

    During its first edition, in 1964, only 57 participants run the race. Jesús Hurtado were the first champion of the beginning of this dream.

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    Mohamed Gammoudi

    Mohamed Gammoudi

    1968

    In 1968 he was an Olympic gold medalist in Mexico and he finished the year being the first international athlete winning the San Silvestre Vallecana.

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    El año en blanco

    A blank year

    1969

    The economic crisis left a void in the streets of Madrid on December 31st , 1969.

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    Categoría femenina

    Female category

    1981

    In 1981, women were able to participate in the San Silvestre Vallecana for the first time. The Norwegian Grete Wait, a world champion in Helsinki 1993 and a Olympic runner-up in Los Angeles 1984, was the winner of this edition.

    Photo Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota.

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    Isaac Viciosa

    Isaac Viciosa: Record-holder

    With four wins, three of those consecutives. Isaac is the athlete who gathers the highest number of San Silvestre Vallecana wins.

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    El impulso de Nike

    The momentum of Nike

    2000

    With the arrival of Nike, San Silvestre enters in a new dimension, becoming the social and sporting phenomenon that is today.

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    La primera camiseta dorsal

    The first t-shirt/number

    2002

    The San Silvestre sets the style. In 2002, the t-shirt/number appeared. Since then, it is a classic in the popular runs.

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     Tergaz-Martínez

    Tergaz-Martínez, Clash of Titans

    2004

    2004, a record year. Bets were opened till the end. Finally, the Australians Craig Mottram and Benita Johnson achieved the triumph.

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    Paula Radcliffe

    The emotion of Paula Radcliffe

    2005

    “It has been a wonderful way to bid farewell to the old year. This people has created an incredible experience”. Everyone who has participated in the Vallecana surely coincide with these statements of Paula Radcliffe at the finish line.

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    Los últimos españoles

    The latest Spanish winners

    2003 y 2008

    The most recent Spanish winners of the Vallecana were Chema Martínez (2003) and Marta Domínguez (2008). We look forward to seeing a Spanish athlete crossing the finish line in the first place. Will it be possible this year?

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    Kipchoge

    Kipchoge smashes the record of the San Silvestre and of the world

    2006

    In 2006, Eliud Kipchoge beat the world 10k road race record with 26:54 minutes, it could not be homologated because there was a difference in the altitude between the start and the finish line.

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    El gran momento

    The big Moment

    Some of the most emblematic places of Madrid have been the scene of the starting shot of the race.

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    Vallecas se hace mayor

    Vallecas gets older

    2006

    In 2006 the San Silvestre Vallecana overtook, in the number of people registered and in the level of the international athletes, the mythic San Silvestre of São Paulo.

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    Madrinas

    Godmothers Then and now

    It has always awakened interest among women: Karina, Rocío Jurado, Rocío Dúrcal, Cristina Pedroche or Anne Igartiburu have been part of the history of this race.

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    La del 2015 fue la naranja

    In 2015 it was orange

    2015

    The San Silvestre Vallecana every year dyes the streets of Madrid with a color. We look forward to seeing the new t-shirt of 2019. There is less time left.

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     Vallecana solo hay una

    Vallecana solo hay una

    2016

    And our war cry appeared. Because there are many San Silvestres but Vallecana is only one. #VallecanaSoloHayUna!

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    La del 2015 fue la naranja

    2018: A run of records

    2018

    The San Silvestre Vallecana of 2018 will go down in history as the run of records. The Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo, with 18 years old, stopped the clock at 26:39, with the best mark of the history of San Silvestre and a record for the 10k road races of the world. But not only that, the Kenyan Brigid Kosgei achieved a record in the female category too, with 29:53. Certainly, the best year of the San Silvestre Vallecana.

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     Vallecana solo hay una

    2019: We are gold

    2019

    After the 2018 records, in June of 2019, the Nationale-Nederlanden San Silvestre Vallecana entered into the world elite of road races. The IAAF awarded the run with its precious Gold Race Running Label, the highest award that recognizes the world races. The Vallecana and another three more races in the world having it.

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