A challenge in the challenge that has the impossible.
The super marathon "Nove Colli" race, this year has a special prologue that, in view of what is intended to make a bunch of five "crazy", he of the impossible.
One of them is in Cesenatico: Alfiera Tassinari, old knowledge of this type of extreme ordeals.
One is of Cervia: Andrea Di Giorgio.
The others are the Barzago Lombardo Giuseppe Scotti, James Maritati of Lecce and the Venetian Gabriel Bortolotto.
The five are already beginning May 17, 2012 by swimming 20 kilometers in the public pool of Cesenatico, May 18, 2012 will make the path of the Nove Colli cycling and again May 19, 2012 will run 202 km on foot for the "Nine Hills Running."
This race starts at noon Saturday, May 18, 2012, the port channel.
It runs non-stop day and night with ups and downs "spaccagambe".
The foot race that takes place on the same route of the Nove Colli cycling and are 109 registered competitors from France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Italy.
This year, new records athletes Romagna: they are 11.
The event, the 15 th edition, is organized dall'Endas Escarpment.
Brainchild of Mario Castagnoli, has now become a classic for "iron man".
This is the third longest foot race in the world after the Spartathlon (Athens - Sparta 24 km) and or Badwater (the crossing Death Valley in the USA, 217 miles).
The favorites are Ivan Cudin, Cadroipo of Friuli, the only Italian to have won two votes the Spartathlon, Antonio Mammoli of Prato (winner 4 years ago, is in its eleventh Nine Hills), the blue Remo Lavarda Malo (Vicenza), Maco Bonfiglio Abbiategrasso.
The record to beat (18h8 ') is that of the Frenchman Jean Jacques Moros.
Among supermaratoneti Romagna also a woman, Mirka Venturini Longiano.
Males are Massimiliano Della Pasqua of Savignano, Andrea Guiducci of Cesenatico, Bruno Heels (Rimini), Marco Barbieri (Savignano), Matteo Marconi (San Mauro), Giuseppe Del Priore (Cesena), Daniel Villages and Loris De Paola (Santarcangelo).
In addition to their Alfiero Tassinari and Andrea Di Giorgio, before participating in the other two I feel exhausting.
A total of 9 women members, among them Giancarla Agostani from Carmarthen who also run the test bike, but will not give evidence because they can not swim in the pool.
The first goal is to Barbotto of Running, at kilometer 84 (maximum 12 hours), the second to Use Bridge at kilometer 158 (to be achieved by 23h15 '), is the latest arrival on the waterfront Carducci, at kilometer 202 within the previous 30 hours.
Mario Castagnoli, the organizer, points to a big event.
This year there will be an exciting challenge.