The celebration of the “Maratón de la Marina 2023” was not only “honey over flakes” in the kilometers of activity, because throughout the day there were 52 interventions and two transfers to the hospital due to minor injuries.
As it is known, the ages vary in this event that attracted 2,600 national and international runners who competed in different modalities from minutes after four o’clock in the morning when the traditional starting shot was fired at the finish line located at the traditional “Romeo Frías Bobadilla” boardwalk.
Given the magnitude of the activity, it was necessary to have an operation in charge of agencies, organizations and volunteer groups dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of both the participants and the general public, who were already circulating in different parts of the port of Progreso since late Saturday morning.
Based on data provided by Miguel Diaz Poumian, delegate of the Red Cross based in the port, there were a total of 52 interventions by the nearly forty paramedics of the Progreso delegation and the city of Merida, in addition to the reinforcement that was had with the National Emergency Commission A C Progreso 31059.
Of the specified number, forty-nine athletes were referred with ailments such as stiffness, muscle fatigue or contractures. Although there were only two transfers to the port’s health center with extended services, this edition was declared a white balance.
Likewise, constant monitoring was maintained in a control and command room with elements from different agencies and organizations in charge of the safety of athletes and spectators who came from different parts of Mexico and other nations.
It was noteworthy that authorities such as the Mexican Navy, the state SSP or the public safety and traffic department had no reports of unconscious athletes or heat stroke, despite the fact that temperatures were recorded above thirty-two degrees Celsius.