WATCH: Spanish Marathon Runner Breaks World Record While Pushing Old Mother In Wheelchair!

Published 11/08/2021, 12:57 PM EST


The Zurich Barcelona Marathon holds importance in bringing out new talents. The annual race covers a distance of 42.195 km which usually takes place at the end of winter. It is categorized as a Silver Label Road Race by World Athletics.

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The marathon is much more than a race. People from all over the world gather around Zurich to experience and take part in the marathon. Covering attractive locations and ensuring a comfortable environment, it is one of the most captivating races in Europe.

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Eric Domingo, one of the participants of the 42 edition of Zurich Maratn de Barcelona, has broken the world record while pushing a wheelchair. It was held on Saturday, November 6.

Breaking the record, achieving a breakthrough, Eric Domingo did it all!

On November 6, Eric successfully broke the Guinness record for a marathon. He won the race while pushing his mother’s wheelchair. Domingo and his mother made it in 2 hours, 53 minutes, and 28 seconds.

Domingo loved running since the beginning and never tired of it. Last year at the Seville Marathon, he tried to beat the world record but failed. So, he came back with more enthusiasm and a better goal this year.

So I made myself a promise that this record will have the name of my mother and Multiple Sclerosis,” Domingo said.

Silvia, Domingo’s mother, is a patient with multiple sclerosis which causes neurological disability in people between 20 to 40 years of age.

Today is the happiest day of my life. We have achieved it and at home. Thank you all,” said Silvia, Domingo’s mother, soon after the Barcelona Marathon.

Domingo’s mother previously suffered from Covid-19 in August. Fortunately, she recovered and came back stronger to win the marathon. The mother and son duo have shown immense strength and courage through their performance. Even when life put them through so many trials, they come out the other end stronger!

Natasha Cockram wins the Los Angeles Marathon

Meanwhile, Natasha Cockram, a Welsh marathon runner, won the 36 Los Angeles Marathon women’s race in 02:33:17on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

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Previously in the year, the iconic runner also succeeded in the Norwich Half Marathon. Back then, she made it in 01:16:31.

Cockram’s affinity for the sport is beyond imagination. She was accepted into a medical school at the University of South Carolina, but she decided to focus on running and declined the offer.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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