Hospital da Luz Ensures Medical Assistance to the 13th Corrida do Benfica

A total of 13.250 participants were, on April 8, in the 13th Corrida do Benfica – António Leitão, a race event with two distances, 10 km and 5 km, which had Hospital da Luz, SL Benfica’s Official Medical Provider, as main sponsor.

The race, with an increasing number of participants in each edition, repeated the success of previous years and counted with the presence of about 400 collaborators from several Luz Saúde units – namely, Hospital da Luz Lisboa, Hospital da Luz Oeiras, Hospital da Luz Clínica da Amadora and Hospital Beatriz Ângelo.

In the general classification, the main race (10 km), starting near Hospital da Luz Lisboa, was won by Rui Pinto (male senior category), SL Benfica’s athlete, who crossed the finish line at 30 minutes and 28 seconds.

Silvana Dias, also SL Benfica’s athlete, was the winner in the female senior category, with a time of 37 minutes and 9 seconds, after the 10 km. Tiago Castela, Hospital da Luz imaging technician, number 54 in the male senior category, was the best classified among all Luz Saúde collaborators, in the 10 km-race, with a time of 37 minutes and 33 seconds.

In the female senior category, Carla Simões, support and information technician of external consultations, was the best Luz Saúde collaborator, crossing the finish line after 10 km with a time of 57 minutes and 41 seconds, obtaining place nº 2575.

The day before, Corrida da Pequenada do SL Benfica took place, also much participated: about a thousand children and youths, from 7 to 14 years old, including children of Luz Saúde collaborators, which participated joyfully in the events taking place in the grass playing field of Benfica Stadium.

Hospital da Luz, SL Benfica official medical service provider, ensured for the fifth consecutive year clinical assistance to the race event, with an assistance centre equipped with the necessary technical and human resources to respond to the event’s requirements, and involving two doctors and eight nurses, supported by 18 firemen, four ambulances, a vehicle and three bikes.

Eight people were assisted, three of them being directed to Hospital da Luz Lisboa and Hospital de Santa Maria.

In the photo above, the winner of the race event, Rui Pinto, crossing the finish line.