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Zambrano and Molineros win 4th GFNY Ecuador Manta

September 27, 2022

The race brought $2.5m into the local economy according to the sports minister

New York City, September 27, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Manta, located on the coast of Ecuador, hosted the 4th edition of GFNY Ecuador Manta 2022 this past Sunday. The racecourse was 142.2 km long with 2030m of climbing.

The race started off at Barbasquillo Manta, where the first 5km were neutralised allowing the peloton to group until Piedra Larga. By Santa Marianita, fifty racers formed the lead group.

During the 7km climb of El Aromo, Jean Paul Aguirre (Ecuador) put in an attack which was matched by locals Renzo Molineros and Javier Fiallo. Molineros was racing his sixth GFNY but was yet to crack the top 10.

With 25 km to go, descending to Manta, Molineros put in the decisive attack and took the solo win in 3:58:43, followed by Cornejo (4:00:33) and Fiallo (4:00:34) who rounded out the all Ecuadorian podium.

In the female race, local Daniela Zambrano took the win in 04:18:12. Estefania Rivera (Ecuador) and Diana Cano (United States) rounded out the podium.

It is the 4th time for GFNY in Manta. The event has resulted in an economic benefit of 2.5 million dollars for the city with hundreds of visitors. Manta is, without a doubt, the sports capital of the country“, said Mario Álava, Manta’s Sports Minister.

Next up on the GFNY calendar is the inaugural GFNY Zapopan – Guadalajara in Mexico this Sunday, October 2, 2022.

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