translated from Spanish: He ran 10 kilometers to pay homage to Maradona

News of Diego Maradona’s death generated a wave of messages and tributes around the world. But one of the most striking was seen in Australia.Ten kilometers for the TenDiego Benitez, which lives Melbourne, Australia, decided to run 10 kilometers and, with its route, form the name of Diego, with the number 10 next door.

«I thought about it in the afternoon watching videos of Diego’s goals on YouTube. I’ve never done anything like this before, and it occurred to me that it was a good opportunity. I set out to plan the journey on Google Maps, but if I formed only the word Diego it was between seven and eight kilometers, then I added the 10 to complete the ten,» Benítez said in statements to TyC Sports.No only ran that distance, but also put on the same shirt Diego wore with the national team: «I looked for diego’s shirt that he had from a thousand years ago to run. I haven’t used it in a long time, she’s old and she didn’t want it ruined anymore.»

A fan of San Lorenzo, Benitez, 40, who lived until he was 14 in our country, always admired Maradona. «I played a lot of ball at school and on the street. We pretended to be football players and fought every day to see who the 10th was,» he recalls.

Original source in Spanish

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