Joselyn Brea: “In this Caracas Rock I count on the support of Bancamiga”

The flag bearer for the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile, Joselyn Brea, supported by Bancamiga, will seek to win the 10K event this Sunday and break the Caracas Rock record again

The best 5,000 and 10,000 meter runner in the history of Venezuela, Joselyn Brea, considers that this edition of Caracas Rock is very special, for having the support of Bancamiga, which becomes an additional stimulus to try to break the record of the proof.

During a visit to the Bancamiga offices for a photo session, to record several advertising spots and to thank the bank for its support, he said that he will fight to lower this Sunday “a little more” the mark he established in the last edition of Caracas Rock, a competition that he described as his “favorite.”

And it is perfectly understandable that this is the case because every time he participates he wins and breaks the distance record. This is what it has been doing in recent years. In 2022, she crossed the finish line with a great time, beating his best time of the competition by more than two minutes.

“I will fight to lower the record of 32 minutes 36 seconds. Last year I improved the previous one, which was 34.24. If the weather helps us it will be a great race, and it will serve to gain a bit of a strong rhythm to start working in Colombia in preparation for the Pan American Games in Santiago that are close, and where rivals from the United States will be present, who always do it more difficult. I will give everything to be among the medals in these Pan American Games.”

“I am excited that Bancamiga accompanies my dream”

Brea thanked Bancamiga for its support on her path to Paris 2024, which has allowed her to be in the Diamond League, in the World Athletics Championships recently held in Budapest and to maintain her momentum towards the Olympic Games.

“I am very excited and pleased by the support that Bancamiga gives me and my coach throughout this entire cycle of preparation for Paris 2024. I remember perfectly when Alberto Camardiel called me to inform me that Bancamiga will be accompanying my dream. I was in Colombia and I cried. For a long time I had hoped for support like this, and for Bancamiga to bet on me was exciting.”

For the President of the Board of Directors of Bancamiga Banco Universal, Carmelo De Grazia, supporting sport is essential, due to its direct association with well-being and quality of life, and “when this support contributes to elevating the national tricolor as Joselyn has done it this year in different settings in Latin America and Europe, pride increases for the institution.”

“Thank you Bancamiga for believing in me”

Joselyn Brea expressed that she was very happy to be, along with weightlifter Keydomar Vallenilla, the flag bearer of the national team in the Pan American Games that begin on October 20 in Santiago, Chile.

“It is exciting and at the same time a great responsibility to carry the flag of Venezuela. “I’m going to give everything in the 1,500 and 5,000 meter races to get medals for my country,” he said.

In the conversation, he referred to the experience of participating in the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, where he faced the two best 5,000 meter runners today: the Kenyan Faith Kipyegon and the Dutch Sifan Hassan.

“I have a super nice experience, because being next to them is always very motivating and rewarding. Last year I had the opportunity to compete against Hassan in Aragon, but I was not in as good shape as I am now, although in the end I fell a little behind. In a competition of that level you realize that all the effort has been worth it and why you are here running.”

Finally, he stated that, together with Bancamiga, he can already see himself in Paris. “And this has me very motivated to continue working hard to achieve this dream. In Rio 2016 I couldn’t be there because I was injured, for Tokyo 2020 I got Covid. I am 100 % focused and confident that we will be in Paris. Thank you Bancamiga for believing in me.”

With information from Bancamiga

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