Algarve athlete Isaac Nader, with two titles, was one of the leading figures in the absolute indoor Portuguese championships, held over the weekend in Braga, while Edna Barros, from Clube Oriental de Pechão, was crowned champion in the 3,000 meters march .
Benfica's under-23 runner, born in Faro, was in particular evidence, winning the 1,500 meters on Saturday and the 3,000 meters on Sunday, both with qualifying marks for the European indoor track. The athlete had already confirmed the minimums in the first distance last week, in the Preparation Tournament held in Pombal.
In the 1,500 meters, Isaac Nader won with a mark of 3.41.86 minutes and, in the 3000 meters, with a record of 7.57.45 minutes, a new national under-23 record, which he removed from his current coach, Rui Silva.
At the end of Sunday's race, in a fight to the end with teammate Samuel Barata, the Farense athlete confessed that “the goal was the national title”, but that it was possible to make a qualifying mark for the Europeans.
“Fortunately, I managed to do both. Me and Rui, my coach, knew that it was possible to break the national under-23 record and it was within my reach ”, he added.
At the European Championships in Torun, Poland, to be held in March, Isaac Nader will only participate in the 1,500 meters. “It will be only, only and exclusively, the 1,500 [metros]”, He guaranteed.
For his part, Edna Barros, from Clube Oriental do Pechão (COP), achieved his first title in the Portuguese Championships, in the 3,000 meters march.
The athlete from Olhão finished with a record of 13.16.21 minutes, followed by Vitória Oliveira, from Sp. Braga, 2nd in 13.22.09 minutes, and by teammate Maria Bernardo, 3rd in 13.49.14 minutes .
In the long jump, Danilo Almeida, from Casa do Benfica de Faro, was ranked 3rd, with 7.32 meters.