Spain's Jesus Angel Garcia in the 50km race walk at the IAAF World Championships (AFP / Getty Images) © Copyright
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Record-breaking Garcia leads Spain's team for IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

Spain will be represented by 39 athletes at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.

Of those 39 athletes, seven were late additions through the IAAF’s invitation by ranking process, in which the top-ranked unqualified athletes are invited to compete at the championships in order to fill each event’s quota.

The men’s team captain is Jesus Angel Garcia, the 1993 world 50km race walk champion. The 45-year-old will be the oldest athlete in Beijing and will be making a record 12th appearance at the World Championships.

The women’s team captain is fellow veteran Ruth Beitia, who took bronze in the high jump in Moscow two years ago.

RFEA for the IAAF

Spanish team for Beijing

MEN
800m:
Kevin Lopez
1500m: David Bustos, Victor Corrales, Adel Mechaal
5000m: Alemayehu Bezabeh, Jesus Espana, Illias Fifa
Marathon: Carles Castillejo, Javier Guerra
3000m steeplechase: Roberto Alaiz, Fernando Carro, Sebastian Martos
110m hurdles: Yidiel Contreras
Pole vault: Adrian Valles
Triple jump: Pablo Torrijos
Shot put: Borja Vivas
Discus: Lois Maikel Martinez
Hammer: Javier Cienfuegos
Decathlon: Pau Tonnesen, Jorge Urena
20km race walk: Diego Garcia, Miguel Angel Lopez, Alvaro Martin
50km race walk: Francisco Arcilla, Jesus Angel Garcia, Benjamin Sanchez

WOMEN
400m:
Aauri Bokesa
10,000m: Trihas Gebre
Marathon: Alessandra Aguilar
100m hurdles: Caridad Jerez, Josephine Onyia
High jump: Ruth Beitia
Pole vault: Naroa Agirre
Long jump: Maria del Mar Jover
Shot put: Ursula Ruiz
Discus: Sabina Asenjo
20km race walk: Laura Garcia-Caro, Raquel Gonzalez, Maria Jose Poves