Chabelo goes the distance

Congratulations are in order for José Isabel (Chabelo) González Valenzuela of Ajijic for his outstanding performance at the Ultra Trail de Mexico race held Saturday, November 14, in Zacatlán de las Manzanas, Puebla.

González placed second in the Men’s Open category in the 61.5-kilometer “Ultra Light” run, likewise earning that position in the overall standing, with a time of seven hours, 54 minutes, 25 seconds.


He is an experienced long-distance runner who has racked up numerous awards in other contests. Companion Ajijic athlete Efraín Reynoso Pastor also earned a spot on the winners’ podium, clocking in at 8.48.26, for fourth place in the Men’s Open and sixth on the overall score card.