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March 25, 2016 in COMUNICATI STAMPA, NEWS

Faenza, March 26th, 2016

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TWO THOUSAND ENROLMENTS REACHED FOR THE 44th “PASSATORE”

THE RACE WILL AGAIN ASSIGN THE FIDAL ITALIAN NATIONAL TITLES FOR 2016

Giorgio Calcaterra will start, as will over 300 female athletes and runners from 21 other countries.

100Km del Passatore

The work for the 44th 100km del Passatore (May 28th and 28th, 2016) is proceeding smoothly. This year the event will once more assign the FIDAL National Italian titles for the specialty of 100 km road racing. Enrolments already exceed 2.000 (athletes may enrol before April 15th 2016 by paying the €75.00 fee, after which the fee will be €95.00 from April 16th until the close of enrolment on May 18th). Amongst the enrolments are over 300 female runners and we also wish to point out about fifty foreign runner from 21 countries (Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Ireland, Japan, Malta, Perù, Republic of San Marino, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United States), as well as the “Nordic Walkers” (who will give life to the 5th CSEN National Trophy) and also the special category of physically challenged athletes in their in separable “cyclones”.

Amongst the favourites for the final victory there is Giorgio Calcaterra, the athlete who with his ten consecutive victories over the last 10 years is the symbol of the “Passatore”
As we await the other “favourites” we also point out Marco Lombardi from Livorno (13th in 2015), Marco Turri of Padua (16th last year), Daniele Gaido of Turin, the Sicilian, Giuseppe Veletti, Vasily Neumerzhitskiy of Ireland and the German Jochen Hoeschele.

The Asd 100 Km del Passatore continues to enjoy the collaboration of the Società del Passatore, Uoei, Admo, Cai and the Wine Consortium of Romagna, as well as that of the Local Councils of Faenza, Florence, Fiesole, Borgo San Lorenzo, Marradi and Brisighella and the Provincial Governments of Ravenna and Florence, in addition to the support of its partners the Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena-Banca di Romagna, Friliver-Bracco, Coop Alleanza 3.0, Gruppo Hera, Moreno Motor Company, Decathlon, Natura Nuova e dello sponsor tecnico Saucony. In addition, thanks to the commitment of its young people the Sporting Group the “100 Km” is working on the 10th edition of the Spring Trophy, the non competitive foot race planned for Sunday April 25th, 2016 on the occasion of the 44th Spring Sagra at Pieve Corleto (Faenza). That day will also see assigned the “Tomaso Rondinini” Memorial Trophy, in memory of one of the most enthusiastic organizers of the event.

On April 2nd after the Easter break the judging panel will choose the winning design for the medal for the 100km from the entries by the students of Faenza’s “Gaetano Ballardini” Artistic High School.

The “100” is a stage of the 2016 IUTA Gran Prix, as well as the third race of the Tryptic of the Romagna, the first of which is the Marathon of the Lamone at Russi on Sunday April 3rd , followed by the 50km of Romagna Race at Castel Bolognese on the following April 25th.

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