The former Spanish athlete Santiago Llorente, winner in the legendary cross of Sale of Bathrooms in 1985 and runner-up in the junior cross country world in 1977, he died as a result of complications caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) confirmed this Friday.
“DEP Santiago Llorente. He never stopped fighting to ‘earn the beans’. We will always remember you. From the RFEA we want to send our sincere condolences to their relatives and close friends“, indicated the federative organism in the social network Twitter.
The condolences were joined by the president of the RFEA, Raúl Chapado. “The worst news of the day, Santiago Llorente died of the damn virus. He was a winner in Venta de Baños and runner-up in the junior cross country world in 1977. Our condolences and encouragement to family and friends. DEP,” he wrote.
Llorente made history in one of the toughest editions of the International Bathroom Sales Cross, that of 1985, where he overcame the conditions of intense cold, sleet and intense rain to win the final victory.
On March 23, another historical of Spanish athletics, the former athlete and coach, also died. Llorenç Cassi, at age 79 due to the coronavirus COVID-19.