Durand, world record holder of the 100, 200 and 400 meters in the T12 category (deeply visually impaired), will make his official debut in the hectometer in this competition together with his guide, Yuniol Kindelán, according to a report of the Cuban News Agency (ACN).
He will also run the other two speed distances called for one of the qualifying events for the Parapan American Games in Santiago de Chile, for the world event in Paris, both this year, and for the Paralympics that the French capital itself will host in 2024.
In Xalapa, more than 550 para-athletes from 24 countries will participate, including nearly 300 Mexicans, in a fight that will take place at the Heriberto Jara Corona stadium, according to data from the official website of the event, reviewed by the media.
After the Mexican fair, the next Grand Prix will be held in Italy from May 11 to 13, while the circuit is scheduled to close between May 25 and 27 in Switzerland.
After a year off in 2022, in which she spent more time with her family, the woman from Santiago won two gold medals at the World Paraathletics Grand Prix held in February in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she dominated the 200 and 400 events. meters of its category.
A month later won the crowns again in the same distances of the international meeting Moulay El Hassan of Marrakech, Morocco.
According to what was published by the sports portal HitOmara will be accompanied in the Mexican competition by the long jump Paralympic champion (T-47) in Tokyo 2020, Robiel Yankiel Sol, who will have his first international appearance of the season.
Other members of the delegation will be the discus throwers Leonardo Díaz (F-56) and Noralvis de las Heras (F-44), together with the javelin throwers Ulicer Aguilera (F-13) and Guillermo Varona (F-46).
In addition, the young 400-meter runner Daniel Milanés (T-47) is included, who precisely lived his international debut during the last version of the Mexican joust, held then in Monterrey, highlights Hit.