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Ecuador’s Sixto Moreta Criollo and Darwin Castro ranked in top five in updated Americas men’s 1500 m T12 rankings

Guide and runner running on track Darwin Castro and Sebastian Rosero in competition. Image credit: Federación Ecuatoriana Fedediv
Visually impaired runners and guides running a 1,500 meter race

Ecudador’s runners on the track. Image credit: Federación Ecuatoriana Fedediv

With the Americas region athletic rankings having been updated earlier today, two Ecuador runners have cracked the top five in the men’s 1500 m T12 rankings: Sixto Moreta Criollo in fourth and Darwin Castro in fifth.  Sebastián Rosero serves as a guide for these runners.



Earlier this season at a competition in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, Moreta set a time of 4:17.00 in the 1500 meters.  Castro set a season’s best record in Medellin, Colombia with a time of 4:37.99.


Both Castro and Moreta have had busy seasons.  They also competed at the Panamericanos de Chile where they both medaled, and the II Torneo Nacional de Atletismo para Personas con Discapacidad Visual-El Morlaco.  Castro competed at the  Torneo Nacional El Morlaco, where he medaled in the 1,000 meters with guide Sebastián Rosero.  He had a first place finish at the Selectivo de Atletismo Futuro 1, and a third place finish at the Open Paranacional de Atletismo Cali.  Castro was recently honored at the Gala Paralímpica organized by Comité Paralímpico Ecuatoriano at the visually impaired athletics competitor of the year.


Brazil’s Yeltsin Jacques was ranked first in the IPC America’s men’s 1500 m T12 rankings, while Colombia’s German Angarita Otero was second, Venezuela’s Roger Rodriguez was third, Argentina’s Jose Luis Santero was ranked sixth, the United States’ Matthew  Rodjom was ranked seventh, Brazil’s Pedro Flavio Guilhermino was ranked eighth, and Costa Rica’s Henry  Cardenas Cerdas.



Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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