After winning the Podebrady GP in the Czech Republic in April, CASO-DF’s Caio Bonfim achieved another impressive result this Saturday. The Brasilia native won a silver medal at the 29th edition of the Rio Maire International Grand Prix held in Portugal in March.
The Brazilian, who won the bronze medal at the 2017 London World Cup, completed 20 km of competition valid for the World Athletics World Tour in 1h22m26s.
The winner of this Saturday’s race was Brian Pintado of Ecuador, champion of the 2019 Pan American Championship in Lima, with a time of 1h21m54s. Colombian Manuel Soto was third with 1h22m52s.
“The referee was too tough and didn’t let Caio and Pintado march as they liked. But it’s part of the march. The result was great”, commented coach Gianetti Senna Bonfim, who followed the race.
Brazilian Lucas Mazzo, also from CASO-DF, was in 10th place (1h29m04s). Matthias Gabriel Correa (AABLU-SC) did not finish the race and Max dos Santos was disqualified after completing the distance.
In the women’s section, Mayara Luiz Vicentenor (AABLU-SC) was the only Brazilian representative, finishing eighth with 1h45m47s. The champion was Peruvian Kimberly García, who made 1h32m42s.
Caio continues her preparations for the Oregon World Cup in the United States from July 15 to 24. Prior to this, he will represent Brazil at the Ibero-American Athletics Championships in La Nucia, Spain, from May 20 to 23, where he will compete in the 10,000m march.