Dimas Sacristán, Metro de Madrid employee, first to finish the 8 kilometres of the "Madrid Metro Night Race"
Dimas Sacristán, a Metro de Madrid employee, was the first to finish in the "Madrid Metro Night Race" last night, a night-time race held over the nearly eight kilometres of track between the stations of Campo de las Naciones and Airport T4. The race, organised by the Madrid with Sport Foundation and directed by Mapoma, a body experienced in Spanish long-distance athletics, drew on 70 participants selected from among those who had run at least three races with this body. These included five Metro de Madrid employees. Metro was already the scenario for a similar run in 2013, of which a documentary was filmed by the Discovery Max television channel to back Madrid’s 2020 Olympic candidature. Following the success in Madrid, the night-time tunnel race was then held in the Barcelona and Lisbon metros. This time, the running of the competition, its testimonies and its winners will be seen on the screens of Canal Metro. This celebration once more turns Metro de Madrid into a singular sporting space, the initiative added to others such as underground tennis matches, skating exhibitions, padel tournaments and sports meetings such as the I Fitness Festival in 2012 in which more than 2,600 women took part.