Sunday, 30 January 2011

MARCIALONGA 2011

Here it is, the biggest event of the year! The Marcialonga cross country skiing event!
On the 30th January over 6,500 athletes started from Moena, approx 10Km from Pozza, and raced up to Pozza and further on to Canazei before turning back down to Pozza and over to Moena and then Cavalese, for a grand total of 70Km.
5,501 were men and 1,075 women.
No surprise the Swedish and the Norwegians dominated the event, but with a few exceptions:
Jerry Ahrlin (SWE) took gold medal for the men's race in 2h49'10'' and Seraina Boner (SUI) for the women's in 3h15'07". 
The youngest competitor was from Norway (born 1993) and the oldest was from Italy (born 1923)!
A few of these "heroes" wear a special T-shirt to signify they have run ALL the consecutive 38 marathons!! Incredible!!
Well done to you all guys, you really are to be admired!