Child athlete of Tekax goes viral after winning race barefoot

Angel Tzakum went viral after running barefoot and winning the children’s race Chacmultún-Tekax, on Sunday, December 2.

In social networks, the photographs of the sixth grade student from Tekax went viral, and the story was featured on different news websites. The child participated in the competition wearing denim pants, which he rolled up, and with no shoes on.

After the event, lots of people congratulated the winner, and many asked the city of Tekax to give some kind of support to this “little angel”. There were also some individuals who went to the child’s home and gave him gifts.

The municipal government of Tekax announced that they gave him a pair of tennis shoes, and promised to support him in his training as an athlete, in addition to inviting him to join the athletics team of Tekax.


TYT Newsroom with information from