Tomorrow the 35th Confindustria Venezia Venicemarathon & 10K will take place

Live broadcast of the race starting at 9.30 on the website and on the Facebook and YouTube channels of Venicemarathon.
Summary of the race tomorrow from 12 noon on PMG Sport channels and on TV on Monday 25 October on Raisport, 5.30 pm

Venice, 23 October 2021 - Tomorrow the 35th Confindustria Venezia Venicemarathon takes place which, after last year's 'virtual and symbolic' edition, brings athletes back to running in the presence of art, history and culture, on the extraordinary path that gives Stra reaches the heart of Venice, in Riva Sette Martiri.

The marathon will start at 9.30 am, while the sister race VM10K will start at 8.30 from the San Giuliano Park in Mestre and will develop along the last stretch of the marathon with arrival, also, in Riva Sette Martiri. The organization has scrupulously complied with all the anti-Covid health provisions and protocols, before, during and after the races.

It will be possible to follow the race live starting at 9.20 on the website, on the Venicemarathon social networks (Facebook and YouTube), on the facebook page of Summary of the race tomorrow from 12 noon on PMG Sport channels and on TV on Monday 25 October on Raisport, 5.30 pm.

There will be over 10,000 participants in the 35th Venicemarathon and 10K, of which about 3,000 women and several foreigners representing over 60 nations. The countries with the highest number of members are France (191) followed by Great Britain (127), Germany (100), Austria (70), USA (54), Poland (46), Spain (37) and Japan (26). ).

Tomorrow's '35th Confindustria Venezia Venicemarathon 'will be the scene of an African challenge with traces of blue, with three Kenyan great interpreters of the specialty who will compete for the final victory. Gilbert Chumba is the athlete with the best accreditation time, 2h10'16 "obtained on 11 April this year in the Siena Marathon. Among other things, Chumba knows the route well having finished second in 2018 and fourth in 2017. He will have to contend with Justus Kangogo, practically at his debut in the marathon but with an excellent 59'31 "on the 'half', and above all with Geoffrey Yegon , 2h12'39 ”accreditation but announced in excellent condition, with the common goal of reaching the finish line of Riva Sette Martiri well below 2h10 '. To accompany the athletes towards this goal, a cast of exceptional 'hares' was set up, with Cornelius Kangogo, capable of 1h01'05 "on the half marathon, and above all with the South African Mbuleli Mathanga, who just a few days ago obtained a prestigious third place at Roma-Ostia (immediately after the blue Daniele Meucci) with an excellent time of 1h00'17 ”.

But the men's race will also speak Italian, with the 42K debut of the blue Marco Najibe Salami. The athlete from Mantua of Moroccan origin, registered with the Army Sports Center, after an excellent career in middle distance on the track, at 36 years old decided to try the adventure in the marathon, and will make his debut at the Venicemarathon after an excellent response on the middle distance , 1h03'53 ”obtained in Treviso on 3 October last. The cast is completed by another Kenyan, Anderson Seroi (2h13'47 "accreditation).

"After so many years on the track, it is the marathon that has chosen me - declares Salami - Running a marathon means knowing how to manage and be patient. Tomorrow I want to give everything and experience the feeling of reaching the finish line exhausted. And whatever happens ... I will do the my personal best! "

Instead it will be Kenya-Ethiopia fight, but with many blue hopes, the Venicemarathon for women. The best entry time is for the Ethiopian Megertu Geletu, 2h28'54 "obtained at the 2017 Amsterdam Marathon. From Kenya come Marion Kibor (2h29'51" of personal best) and Lenah Jerotich, making her marathon debut but with great experience on the 'half' (she boasts a personal best of 1h11'23 ”and in 2019 she won the Moonlight Half Marathon in Jesolo). The Italian Sofiia Yaremchuk is also making her debut on the 42K. The athlete of the CS Army, trained by Fabio Martelli, two weeks after the Italian title of 10 km on the road, and with a personal on the 'half' of 1h10'33 "(Terni 2020), is ready for the big jump, with the goal of a time around 2h28 '. For her, as for the other best of the women's competition, there will be a dedicated pacer of the highest level, the Kenyan from Tuscany Atletica Simon Rugut, who will launch the athletes in the first half of the competition.

"After a wonderful season of road racing I feel ready to face my first marathon. I am very happy to run here in Venice and determined to do my best" these are the words of Sofiia Yaremchuk.

On the Venicemarathon 10K it will instead be an all-Italian duel. Among women, there is great curiosity in following Chiara Pizzolato, the 19-year-old 'daughter of art' of the great marathon runner Orlando, winner of the New York Marathon in 1984 and 1985 and European silver the following year. Pizzolato will have to deal with the winner of 2019, Beatrice Scarpini.

The rankings will be processed by Timing Data Service and the athletes' passing times can be followed in real time on the website

Safety on the Path
The route will be completely closed to traffic, thanks to the help of the Traffic Police, the Municipal Police, the Fire Brigade, the Anas, the Carabinieri and the invaluable support of the over 400 volunteers of the Civil Protection. At the end of the race, the streets affected by the passage of the race will be promptly cleaned by Veritas, the public multi-utility that manages urban hygiene in Venice and in most of the province.
10 Transportservice trucks, 2 pontoon motorcycles from Boscolo Bielo Ivano, 12 boats from Brussa Trasporti and about 200 dedicated people, part of the Scout group, will be used to transport the bags that the athletes will deliver at the start (and then find them on arrival). CNGEI of Venice and with the collaboration of the Scouts Agesci Gazzera and Asd Basket Gazzera. To ensure the safety of athletes and close roads and intersections, 40 km of signal tape (supplied by UYN and HOKA) will be used, over 10,000 meters of barriers and more than 2,000 volunteers will be employed to guard crossings and refreshments. The surveillance of the Venetian course will be guaranteed by the Venicemarathon Running Team with the support of the group of “Quelli del Martedì”. Also involved are the "Andrea Gritti" State Technical Institute for Tourism and the "March 8 - K.Lorenz" Higher Education Institute, which will provide the organization with over 50 students who will have the opportunity to practice internships on the field.

Health Service
The health service, coordinated by Dr. Massimiliano Delantone includes: 1 motorbike, 3 auto-medical, 7 ambulances, 3 hydro ambulances, 10 emergency teams on bicycles inside the San Giuliano Park, 2 walking teams in Mestre Via Poerio, 5 teams on foot feet on arrival Riva Sette Martiri, 2 points of first intervention in Marghera and at the San Giuliano Park. Overall, 6 doctors, 16 professional nurses and 60 Green Cross rescuers will be supporting the rescue of the race. In addition, the Iredeem company will supply 25 AEDs, automatic external defibrillators.
Also this year, the "Bls-Run-Team ... resuscitators in race" will be present, a team made up of doctors, nurses and volunteers, all holders of the Basic Life Support training certificate capable of carrying out vital functions support maneuvers Basic. While running their own race normally, these operators will be scattered throughout the course and in the event of a cardiac arrest episode they will be immediately available for help. In the post-finish area, WEPERE, the official medical supplier, will let all the finishers of the marathon and 10 km try the benefits of the lymphatic drainage treatment with the ARYA device, ideal for muscle recovery and which promotes proper blood and lymphatic circulation.

Curiosity Subscribers

This year too, 11 faithful will try to complete their 35th edition. Here are the names: Adriano Boldrin 1952 (Bojon), Giuliano Barizza 1948 (Mirano), Albino Dotto 1950 (Conegliano), Mirco Piovesan 1961 (Casale sul Sile), Gianfranco Tagliapietra 1951 (Chirignago), Mauro Trevisan 1957 (Cadoneghe), Paolo Bovo 1956 (Noale), Vittorio Fincato 1953 (Marghera), Franco Mason 1950 (Noale), Laudino Mason 1947 (Noale), Valentino Valtorta 1957 (Oggiono).
More mature athletes
The most mature athletes are Maria Pia Gregorini (81 years old) and Bruno Gugiatti (84 years old), both enrolled in the 10K.

Towards the 1,000 marathons of Antonio Grotto.
Antonio Grotto runs fast towards the 1000 career marathons. In Venice, the 72-year-old entrepreneur from Vicenza, registered with the Vicenza Marathon, will run his 984th marathon. Running for him is a philosophy of life, a way to get to know faces, environments, scents. He has raced in 130 countries around the world and crossed 13 deserts: “I choose to run where I find something that inspires me. I have never stopped in any race and have always reached every goal that I had set for myself. I carry the Halong Bay marathon in Vietnam in my heart, I love the meticulous organization of the one in Tokyo, the management of the refreshments and sponges in Chicago, but there is no finish line more beautiful and exciting than that of Venice. I have already run this marathon four times, the first in 1997 and I always love to come back. For me, running is the best health policy. " The organization has reserved the bib number 984 for him.

Athletes competing for solidarity
At the start of the 10K, the Paralympic athletes Moreno Pesce, Loris Miloni, Salvatore Cutaia and Constantin Bostan and Alessandro Vianello, athletes known in the world of Trail and Vertical Race as Team3gambe, will race for the "Disabled No Limits" by Giusy Versace. And then again Gianmatteo Punzurudu, Paralympic shot put, discus and javelin thrower andformer Italian volleyball player from Noventa di Piave Rachele Sangiuliano. Silvia Furlani, a Friulian runner who has been fighting against multiple sclerosis for years, will also be at the start of the Vm10K.

UYN Pacing Team - Venicemarathon Ambassador
This year, considering the anti-Covid regulations and the related FIDAL protocols, the pacer's task takes on an even more important value, since its function becomes twofold during the race: on the one hand, as always, helping athletes to cross the finish line on time desired, cadencing the pace and motivating them in times of difficulty; on the other hand, to enforce interpersonal distancing and all the regulations that the protocols provide. The UYN and HOKA brands will provide the necessary clothing (technical uniform and shoes) to the squadron made up of 55 pacer the squadron that, this year too, will give life to the UYN Pacing Team: 41 in the marathon and 14 in the 10K.
In addition to the consolidated group led by Julia Jones, the team will be composed and coordinated by the Venicemarathon Running Team, with the technical support of Marika Tozzato, and by "Quelli del Martedì" a group of runners so nicknamed for the collective training they perform every Tuesday. evening (for over 7 years) at the San Giuliano Park in Mestre. The time slots that will be covered are as follows: 3h00 ', 3h10', 3h20 ', 3h30', 3h40 ', 3h50', 4h00 ', 4h15', 4h30 ', 4h45', 5h00 ', 6h00'. In 10K, they will be: 40 '; 45 '; 50 '; 55 'and 60'.

Special Prizes and Corporate Cup

Trophy "Porti del Veneto" - The now well-known Trophy organized by the Port System Authority in the context of the 10km, this year will see two new features: on the one hand, the establishment of the "Porti del Veneto" Trophy, which includes ports clodiense within the Venetian port system and, on the other hand, the humanitarian project linked to the territorial reality, called “The ports of Veneto in the race for the Territory”. The members of the community of the two airports will therefore be competing and the first three fastest employees at the finish will be awarded.

"Sprint Trophy" will be delivered by Il Gazzettino to the athlete from Veneto or Friuli Venezia Giulia who will be the first to cross the finish line.

RefereeRun Cup: The VM10K will be the first stage of the RefereeRUN, or the running championship for soccer referees.

Corporate Cup: In the trophy dedicated to companies that have chosen to enroll their employees to combine sport, health and physical well-being with corporate welfare, companies such as Clinica Dentale Barchitta, Venicecom Srl and eAmbiente Group will compete. The initiative is promoted by 2R Sport & Events.

The 35th Confindustria Venezia Venicemarathon & 10K is organized by Venicemarathon and realized with the patronage and support of the Veneto Region, Metropolitan City of Venice, Municipality of Venice, Municipality of Dolo. Municipality of Stra, Municipality of Fiesso d'Artico, Municipality of Mira, the Prefecture, the Police Headquarters, the CONI, FIDAL, CIP and AIMS, the Venice Chamber of Commerce Rovigo Delta Lagunare, the Institution Woods and Large Parks Confindustria Venice, the '' Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea, APV Investimenti, the Rotary District 2060, the Fire Brigade, the State, Road, Telecommunications, and Border Police, the Carabinieri, the Municipal Police, the Civil Protection of Venice, of the Bosco and Grandi Parks Institute of Mestre and of all the other institutions and law enforcement agencies that have always contributed significantly to the success of the event. The event continues its commitment to make the event "zero impact", following the lines of the project undertaken two years ago with the Veneto Region "Zero Waste Blue" and continues to commit itself to waste reduction and enhancement of recycling, thus leading the partnership with the Corepla consortium continues.

They are sponsors of the 35th Confindustria Venezia Venicemarathon: UYN (technical sponsor), HOKA (official shoes). Official Sponsor: Banca Ifis, Alì, BMW, ProAction, San Benedetto, Bavaria, 1/6 H Sport, Wepere, Palmisano, M9, Nuncas, Coldiretti Venezia, Iredeem, Veritas, Virgin Active, Citrosil, Interparking, TDS, Cristiano Brussa Trasporti group,, Costantini Vigilanza, Media Partner: Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, Corre, Il Gazzettino, RaiSport, PMG Sport, and Sport Economy. Official Radio: RDS 100% Great Hits.