"35th Confindustria Venezia Venicemarathon & 10K" a great success on several fronts.

Tomorrow the race will be broadcast on Raisport starting at 17.30

Second Press Release

Venice, 24 October 2021 - There could not have been a better restart for Venicemarathon. The 35th edition that took place today marks the great return of an event much appreciated by runners and its territory; an edition with excellent technical contents, witness of a spectacular and unpredictable men's competition, and of a women's competition that discovers and projects a new blue athlete, Sofiia Yaremchuk, towards great goals. Furthermore, the splendid weather conditions favored an extraordinary participation of the public.

"We are archiving with great satisfaction a memorable edition of the Venice Marathon under different aspects - comments Piero Rosa Salva, president of Venicemarathon - On the one hand we have had important confirmations of how much this event is really awaited and felt by everyone, also considering the extraordinary audience present throughout the course. On the other hand, because we were able to organize a high profile international competition this year and we were happy to see that two Italian athletes have chosen Venice to make their debut. The positive results obtained today us push us to commit ourselves even more for the next editions ".

For the record, the race was won by the Kenyan Anderson Seroi in 2:12:21 and by the Italian Sofiia Yaremchuk in 2h29'12 "at the marathon debut.

These and many other emotions can be relived tomorrow on TV, in the summary that Raisport (channel 57 of the dt) will propose starting at 17.30.

Great emotion also for the godmother Giusy Versace, who warmly applauded all the participants and in particular the athletes involved with her non-profit organization, Disabili No Limits, many of whom were people with disabilities who faced the 10k of the course with the crutches. Among these were Moreno Pesce, Loris Miloni, Constantin Bostan, known in the world of Trail and Vertical Race as Team3gambe, who crossed the finish line together in 2h51 '.

Touching was also the arrival of Silvia Furlani, the Friulian athlete who has been fighting against multiple sclerosis for years and who has spent 10 kilometers in 3h11'15 ".

Curiosities arrived:
Antonio Grotto today finished his 984th marathon in 4h26'29 "; Don Marco Carletto, the parish priest registered with Athletica Vaticana, scored his personal best running in 3h48'27" and the other priest in the race, Don Daniel Tumiel, ran in 3h28'34 ".

The most mature athlete in the race was Bruno Gugiatti (84) who finished the 10K in a time of 2h20'07 ".

The numbers of the Marathon
Today the following materials have been distributed: 100,000 Ecogreen bottles of Acqua San Benedetto, 30,000 ProAction products, mineral salts and energy gels; 18,000 cans of Bavaria beer; 44,000 packs of Palmisano biscuits, 12,000 Golden apples from Coldiretti Venezia.
These products present in the refreshment points were all single-dose and sealed packs.

Special Awards

"Porti del Veneto" Trophy - The president of the Port System Authority Fulvio Lino Di Blasio awarded Silvia Cozzi and Thomas Gavagnin, the fastest employees at the finish line in the 10 km.

“Sprint Trophy” - the editor-in-chief of Il Gazzettino Davide Scalzotto awarded the first Venetian to the finish line, namely Federico Bordignon (Vicenza Marathon) 2h34'01 ".

RefereeRun Cup: The fastest referee at the finish line was Ahmed Chafiqi (Terni section) who ran the 10K in 39'33 ".

Yesterday the Holy Mass of the Marathon runner was celebrated presided over by his Excellency the Patriarch of Venice, Mons. Francesco Moraglia who received the official jersey of the 2021 edition from the president Rosa Salva: "The Marathon is a tiring and splendid discipline, an emblematic image of life ”said Msgr. Moraglia during the homily.

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 "Zero Waste Blue" project undertaken two years ago with the Veneto Region and continues to commitrsi in the reduction of waste and the enhancement of recycling, thus continuing the partnership with the Corepla consortium.

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, Fairnbn.coop, Costantini Vigilanza, Media Partner: Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, Corre, Il Gazzettino, RaiSport, PMG Sport, and Sport Economy. Official Radio: RDS.