The starting line at the 2015 Barça 10K / VICTOR SALGADO-FCB

The second annual Barça 10K, officially called La Cursa Barça in the Catalan language, took the city of Barcelona by storm on Sunday, beginning and ending at Camp Nou, but not before meandering through the streets of the Catalan capital.

In the men's category, Ilias Fifa won the race for the second straight year with a time of 30 minutes 24 seconds. Jacqueline Martin was the first woman to cross the finish line, doing so in 37 minutes 15 seconds. Both winners are affiliated with FC Barcelona.

Total success

The 2015 Barça 10K exceeded expectations and had 3,483 participants. FC Barcelona Vice President JordiCardoner, who fired the opening gun, said that the race was "about more than sport, it's a social event, a celebration of integration that combines both city and Barça."

The race, which began at 9.00am CET outside Camp Nou and wnt through various Barcelona neighborhoods near the stadium, was the fruit of a strong backing by the Club's sponsors, including Nike, Audi, Maurice Lacroix, Coca-cola, Estrella Damm, Gatorade, Llet Nostra, Dinadax, l’Ajuntament de Barcelona, Smint, Fundació Atmetller, Rehabmedic and Nestlé. Also collaborating were media outlets La Vanguardia, El Periódico, Sport, Mundo Deportivo, Ara.cat, L’esportiu, Rac1 and Flaixfm.

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