GLADYS TEJEDA WINS GOLD MEDAL IN LIMA 2019 MARATHON
Peruvian runner set a new Pan American record of 2:30.55.
In front of a crowd that gave her a rapturous ovation, renowned Peruvian runner Gladys Tejeda won the gold medal in the marathon, after running 42 exhausting kilometers and setting a remarkable record of 2 hours, 30 minutes and 55 seconds. As she crossed the finish line, she was praised and congratulated by Lima 2019 Organizing Committee President Carlos Neuhaus.
With her time, Tejeda has set a new Pan American record.
The athletes ran through the districts of Miraflores, San Isidro, Lince, Jesús María and Lima, in front of large crowds of spectators who did not stop cheering on the athletes.
It should be noted that Gladys Tejeda became Peru's main representative in the discipline, as Inés Melchor could not participate due to injury.
This way, Tejeda’s victory reclaims Peru’s position as the host of the most important multi-sports event in the Americas, as well as leaving a remarkable record in the Pan American all-time medal table.