The virtual indoor race with the highest participation
The virtual indoor race with the highest participation.
The virtual indoor race with the highest participation took place on March 28, 2020, with an accredited number of 15,210 participants. This test was organized by Daniel Martino (Argentina 1976). It was a test organized as a tribute to the Argentine health teams that contacted courage and enthusiasm faced the pandemic, hence its title: “20 minutes for health.” The race, promoted from Facebook, already had 1000 registrations at 2 hours, although in the beginning Daniel had more doubts than certainties.
In this race, a nurse did a few minutes of the event from the guard of a hospital, that was what mobilized them the most, it was incredible and exciting to see her run almost on tiptoe so as not to make noise through the corridors of the hospital, she was symbolically declared the winner of the event, although for us all are winners.
When the race ended, people began to upload the evidence of their participation, and there another surprise, hundreds of videos, thousands of photos, messages … the organizers did not want what they were experiencing to end, the gratitude of the people their greatest prize, the one that they took as a souvenir for life. Each participant has been able to take the preferred sports initiative (stationary bike, treadmill, running at home, swimming …).
It was a mandatory requirement to take a record (photo, video, Facebook, Instagram). It has been a race full of human validity, not on the streets, but inside confined homes. In the dedications section, Daniel wants to thank his son Matías, his family, his friends and of course the entire Argentine health corps.