Di Andrate, 61 years old: «Two years ago I had already participated in this race, finishing third in the category, but taking 2h53 ‘. This year, on the other hand, I was unable to lower the time further, but I’m still very happy “
First in the M60 category and 71st overall out of 1,888. These are the placings obtained by the runner Antonio Zoppo, 61, from Andrate, bearer of the Bari-based company of Palo del Colle Dynamic Fitness, last Sunday at the Ravenna marathon, which ended after 3h02’26 ”.
Very satisfied with the performance obtained, Zoppo states: «Considering the period we are living it was not easy to get these important placings. Two years ago I had already participated in this race, finishing third in the category, but taking 2h53 ‘- explains Zoppo -. This year, on the other hand, I was not able to lower the time further, but I am equally very happy with what I have done ».
«I covered the first half of the race taking 1h29 ‘, while in the second part I felt a little more fatigue, instead taking 1h33’ – he continues – Zoppo -. After having completed the Tor des Geants, a very tough race that takes place in Valle d’Aosta with start and finish in Courmayeur of over three hundred km, it was difficult to recover the condition, but I did my best, giving my best to every meter . Before the Tor, I took part and finished in seventh place in the national cross championship in Palo del Colle and it was therefore not easy to do better in Ravenna ». “Now – concludes Zoppo – I will train in view of the Santhià spring marathon, while I will not go to that of the Comunidad Valenciana in Spain, in Valencia, scheduled for Sunday 5 December”. –