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Macsha México at Reto en Altura 2018

The 4th edition of Reto en Altura took place in the Mexican state of Guanajuato on Sunday, May 27th. It’s a mountain race that brought together more than 1000 participants enrolled in 3 distances: 4, 8 and 13 kilometres. They gathered in the Sierra de Santa Rosa, one of the most beautiful natural settings in the Bajío area, with the best view and the purest air.


The tour began in the community of Santa Rosa de Lima at an altitude of 2550 meters above sea level and went down the road from Los Mexicanos to reach 2230 meters above sea level. It continued along the Monte de San Nicolás, a magical mining town, and ended in the community of Santa Rosa.



Since the press conference, the expectations for this event have been high so runners from both Guanajuato and other states joined: San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Nuevo Leon, Mexico City and some foreigners living in Mexico.



After 3 hours of competition, Rubén Chávez Hernández won the first place in the male branch 13 kilometres distance, with an official time of 42:20. In the female branch, the winner was María del Carmen Ávila Gómez, with an official time of 51:14.



In the distance of 8 kilometres, the winners were Diego Armando Ortega Pacheco and Cristina López Martínez, with the following times: 30:07 and 34:07.



-Organization, operation and timing: Runners North Bajío

-Timing Set Up: One measuring point (output / Target) with a Macsha One4All 5 PRO, a folding floor antenna and four side antennas on a tripod.

-Type of chips used: SMARTRAC with foamy protector glued to the number of runners

-Timing software: Macsha TagEar 5

-Readings at the start: 691

-Readings on arrival: 743

-Claims for missing times: Zero




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It is worth to highlight the positive comments of the participants towards the organisation of the event. They gave grades from Excellent to Very Good. We are already looking forward to the 2019 edition, which will undoubtedly exceed what we achieved in this one.


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