The top runners of the Trieste Running Festival 2017 have been presented on the stage in piazza Unità d’Italia, where the finish line has already been set up for tomorrow’s races.
Here are the names of the athletes in the competitive races.
Autopiù Trieste Europe Marathon – men
Simon Rugut (Uganda), second two years ago, third in 2016, will race again in the 42km, hid dream is to stand on the highest step of the podium, what he misses from the last events in Trieste.
Faye Samba (Senegal), in Trieste to clinch the minimum time to go to the Worlds in London. Two weeks ago he came in sixth at Padova Marathon.
Cisse Mamandou (Senegal) will try the 42k in Trieste, fascinated by the course.
Autopiù Trieste Europe Marathon – women
Simona Staicu (Hungary), after coming in second last year in the 21km, when she clocked a time of 1:17:52, this time she’ll try the marathon. She took part in the Olympic games with the national Hungaria team as well as in the World Championships.
Laura Pederzoli (Vicenza Marathon), she has recently won the Ironman in South Africa.
Anna Zilio (Vicenza Marathon), personal best 2h55′ in marathon.
Trieste Europe Halfmarathon – men
Stefano Scaini (Italia), testimonial of the Apd Miramar for the promotion of the running event, he has already triumphed in the half marathon in Trieste.
Robert Kotnik (Slovenia), third in the half marathon in Trieste years ago, he took part in the marathon and came in among the first ten.
Frederik Uhrbom (Sweden), former Swedish champion, last year he represented Sweden at the half marathon European Championships (Amsterdam). At the end of November he won the half marathon in San Sebastian (Spain).
Dario Meneghini (Vicenza Marathon) , personal best 1:12 in the half marathon.
Trieste Europe Halfmarathon – women
Teresa Montrone (AlterAtletica Locorotondo), born in Modugno (BA), she lives in Trieste . In the half marathon, her personal best is 1h 15’34’’.
Fabio Bernardi (El Gedero Team), he won the half marathon in Trieste, fourth in the marathon, he will try this new distance.
Alessandro Splendore (Vicenza Marathon) with a time of 2:34 in the marathon.
Rossella Guariniello (Vicenza Marathon) has a PB of 1:25 in the half marathon.