Israel Tinajero Clinches Gold in Thrilling CONADE Nationals 800m Finale

Israel Tinajero Álvarez, a middle-distance runner from Jalisco, clinched gold in the U-23 800 meter dash at the CONADE Nationals with a time of 1:48.62. This victory marks a pivotal moment in his career, fueling his Olympic aspirations.

Israel Tinajero Clinches Gold in Thrilling CONADE Nationals 800m Finale
Israel Tinajero Álvarez crossing the finish line to secure the gold medal in the U-23 800 meter dash at the CONADE Nationals. Credit: CONADE

After five editions at CONADE Nationals, middle distance runner Israel Tinajero Álvarez closed his cycle in the greatest sporting event with a gold medal in the U-23 800 meter dash event on the track of the Revolución Sports Center in Guadalajara.

The local athlete clocked 1:48.62 minutes in a close final with José Manuel Rodríguez from Sonora, who had a time of 1:48.77, both leaving third place for Mark López from Queretaro with 1:51.26.

“It was a very exciting race, I didn't expect my rival to respond like that, knowing that he was the closest to me. In the last 100 meters I felt like he was going to catch me, but it's good that it didn't happen like that, I held on and was able to get the gold medal,” he commented.

The Jalisco native assures that this event is a watershed in his sporting career, which laid the foundations for him to forge his path with which he dreams of reaching the Olympic Games and maintaining this test with Mexican representatives in the summer fair.

“It is a great event for me, I am satisfied it meant a very important stage in my development as an athlete so that in the future I can reach high performance and the Olympics, which is a great desire, because despite it being my last year I do not see it as an end but the beginning of something bigger, I have already completed this stage, now we are moving forward,” he shared.

The athletics activities of the CONADE 2024 Nationals culminated this Saturday, June 15, after four days of track and field tests, which were divided into two for the U-16 and U-18 and two for the U-20 and U -2. 3.

Israel Tinajero Álvarez celebrating after winning the gold medal in the U-23 800 meter dash at the CONADE Nationals.
Israel Tinajero Álvarez celebrating after winning the gold medal in the U-23 800 meter dash at the CONADE Nationals. Credit: CONADE
 Israel Tinajero crosses the finish line to win gold at the CONADE Nationals.
Israel Tinajero crosses the finish line to win gold at the CONADE Nationals. Credit: CONADE