CAMAGÜEY.-With the arrival in this city of the members of the national preselection, began the day before the official program of the National Festival of Athletics, in the area of the speed, which will take place in the stadium Rafael Fortún Chacón.

According to the information of methodologist Caridad Carnesolta, provincial of Athletics, today will be the mini-technical support of the event and will be held on Friday morning event in the new athletic stadium in the capital city of Camagüey.

The National Festival of athletics in speed races each year pays tribute to the illustrious Camagüey’s Rafael Fortún Chacón., known as the Cyclone of the Caribbean or the Bullet of Ebony, Central American and two times penta-champion pan holder.

In this opportunity, the lid will have around a hundred competitors.

At the beginning of the current February took place on the same stage the Festival of Hops Manuel Perez in Memoriam, which was attended by Javier Sotomayor, recordist world in the high jump and Olympic holder Yipsi Moreno, in the launch of the hammer.

The appointment was the first high school competition with a view to the Central American and Caribbean Games, provided for the 19 July to 3 August this year in Barranquilla, Colombia, and made it possible to assess the conditions of approximately 80 participants in the specialties of high jump, pole vault, long jump and triple jump, in both sexes.

The Athletics Stadium in the capital of Camagüey has the only clue of the country covered with polytan, synthetic material of high quality and durability, which ranks among the best locations for that sport in Cuba.