Lucas Barrón, el peruano que es el primer piloto con síndrome de Down en competir en el Dakar

(CNN Español) - Este domingo un hombre peruano de 25 años hizo historia en el Rally Daka...

Posted: Jan 9, 2019 9:49 AM
Updated: Jan 9, 2019 9:49 AM

(CNN Español) - Este domingo un hombre peruano de 25 años hizo historia en el Rally Dakar, llamada la carrera más peligrosa del mundo. Se trata de Lucas Barrón, el primer piloto con síndrome de Down en participar en la competencia.

Barrón es el copiloto de su padre, Jacques Barrón, y corren un vehículo Polaris RZR 1000 Turbo en la categoría de autos.

Jacques Barron (R) and his son and co-driver Lucas Barron, 25, pose under their UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) at a mechanics workshop in Lima, on December 18, 2018, where it is being prepared to take part in the upcoming Rally Dakar on January 2019. - Lucas Barron will make history on January 6 when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 start line in Peru, the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the gruelling race. The 25-year-old, who will be co-pilot for his father Jacques, will tackle the world's most demanding rally: a 5,000 kilometer (3,000 miles), 10-day marathon, 70 percent of which will be raced over sand. (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Lucas Barrón será el copiloto de su padre, Jacques Barrón, en la demandante carrera. (ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

El Rally Dakar 2019 lleva a más de 500 pilotos a recorrer 5.000 kilómetros en 10 etapas. El 70% del recorrido se hará en arena.

Según la agencia de prensa Andina, Lucas Barrón corre desde que tenía 8 años y practica con su padre en las dunas de Perú.

En septiembre este equipo de padre e hijo corrió en la carrera preparatoria para el Rally Dakar y terminaron en séptimo lugar.

Jacques Barron (L) and his son and co-driver Lucas Barron, 25, pose at a mechanics workshop in Lima, on December 18, 2018, where their car is being prepared to take part in the upcoming Rally Dakar on January 2019. - Lucas Barron will make history on January 6 when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 start line in Peru, the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the gruelling race. The 25-year-old, who will be co-pilot for his father Jacques, will tackle the world's most demanding rally: a 5,000 kilometer (3,000 miles), 10-day marathon, 70 percent of which will be raced over sand. (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Jacques y Lucas ya compitieron en la carrera de preparación para el Dakar y terminaron en séptimo lugar (ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

"Es una decisión consensuada", dijo Jacques Barrón a Efe sobre la decisión de que Lucas participara en el Dakar, "la mamá tiene que decir y Lucas también".

"Si quieres hacer algo especial, trabaja duro y llega a la meta", dijo por su parte Lucas Barrón en entrevista con AFP.

Jacques Barron (R) smiles next to his son and co-driver Lucas Barron, 25, at a mechanics workshop in Lima, on December 18, 2018, where their car is being prepared to take part in the upcoming Rally Dakar on January 2019. - Lucas Barron will make history on January 6 when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 start line in Peru, the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the gruelling race. The 25-year-old, who will be co-pilot for his father Jacques, will tackle the world's most demanding rally: a 5,000 kilometer (3,000 miles), 10-day marathon, 70 percent of which will be raced over sand. (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

(ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

"Él es los ojos del carro. Está viendo si es que viene algún otro competidor por ahí. Como estamos corriendo por el desierto y las dunas, no es que estés yendo por una pista, entonces puede llegar alguien por acá y no lo ves", explicó su padre sobre el papel de su hijo en el equipo.

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