WHO IS GERMÁN SILVA?
This time his main goal is not a medal, Germán is now running through Mexico to show us the greatness of our country. This will drive Germán’s steps through the beaches, deserts, mountains and cities. When the days and thousands of kilometers start building up on his legs and his body, he will be accomplishing his challenge: to unite Mexico in its geographical diversity, its culture and its people. North to south, east to west and heart to heart.
During a trip to the Sierra Tarahumara, in which he had planned to understand how these astonishing Mexicans managed to run through such incredible distances, Germán discovered a food that was common amongst every Tarahumara runner, the “PINOLE”. Germán has adopted pinole as an essential ingredient of his nutrition due to its high nutrimental value in addition to other properties such as being a natural antioxidant, low in calories and gluten-free.
PINOLE. n. Mexico. Name that originates from the Nahuatl word pinolli, that means roasted and ground corn flour. In earlier times, our ancestors used pinole as fuel to travel great lengths on foot, because of its high nutritional value.
Coincidentally, when Germán began to compete on his first races in Poza Rica, Veracruz, his fellow runners nicknamed him “Pinolillo”. When he moved to Mexico City to become a high-performance runner, the other athletes started calling him “Pinole” in allusion to the original nickname.
This word by itself, having such a profound meaning, creates a very interesting bond between Germán Silva and the Mexican culture with this food, that has been his companion during his entire life, the PINOLE.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONING AND TRAINING
PARTICIPATION OF SPONSORS AND DONORS
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