36th UYN Venicemarathon, a record edition!

Venicemarathon made 32,000 people run between 42K-21K-10K and the five stages of the Alì Family Run
The patron Rosa Salva "It was the most spectacular edition ever"

Venice, 23 October 2022 - Never so many, never so fast in Venice! What has just ended in Riva Sette Martiri was the edition of records. With the introduction of the new half marathon, this year the event greeted three departures (Stra, Mestre and Parco San Giuliano), applauded 15,000 people who gave life to a spectacular colored snake that involved the entire territory of the city Metro of Venice and in recent weeks, with the five stages of the Ali Family Run, it has involved 17,000 people including students and families. But above all it was the edition of the record of the men's race, 2h08'10", signed by the Ugandan Solomon Mutai who shaved by 3 seconds the previous record (2h08'13") obtained in 2009 by the Kenyan John Komen.
The patron of Venicemarathon Piero Rosa Salva was very happy: "In 36 editions, I must confess that this was the most spectacular ever, from every point of view: the numbers of members, the record of the men's race, the very large public present along the route , the splendid images broadcast by Rai all over the world and the great bet won by the new half marathon. The 2022 edition writes a new and important page in the history of this marathon. I thank all those who made this extraordinary result possible".
Touching was the arrival of Sammy Basso, the 27-year-old from Tezze sul Brenta (VI), affected by the birth of progeria, who ran the entire Venice Marathon together with the 'Sammy Runners', about thirty runner friends, who in turn they pushed him with a special one-wheel wheelchair - the Joelette - along the entire track. Sammy and his runners took 4h47'. "This was my second time in Venice and I enjoyed it a little more because I already knew what awaited me and therefore I mentally prepared myself for the emotions. Entering Piazza San Marco, however, is always a very strong heart leap. I thank the Sammy Runners for what they have managed to do today, they are an extraordinary group".
Federico Rossi, the 28-year-old Paralympic from Schio, fresh from the great feat of having reached the Stelvio in a wheelchair, arrived at the finish line in Riva Sette Martiri upset but happy. "I love this race, I love this city and its fans and once again a tear fell as soon as we entered the lagoon".

Results of the more mature athletes: Fiorenza Simion (1943) who finished the marathon in 6h36'56"; Paolo Barbato (1941) in 5h34'00'. While the most 'expert' athlete ever of the three races is Sergio Molinari, born in 1936, who used 1h35'25" in the 10K.
Father Christian Barzazi who pushed his little Riccardo (9 years old) born with cerebral palsy due to perinatal asphyxia, took 4h27'47".
Don Marco Carletto, the parish priest registered for Athletica Vaticana, and who celebrated the Mass of the Marathon runner yesterday evening took 4h05'51".

Special Awards
"Porti del Veneto" Trophy - The president of the Port System Authority Fulvio Lino Di Blasio awarded Anna Vianello (58'57") and like last year Thomas Gavagnin (42'39"), the fastest employees to the finish line in the 10km.
“Sprint Trophy” - the editor-in-chief of Il Gazzettino Davide Scalzotto awarded the first Venetian to the finish line, Luigi Vivian from Vicenza (Nico Runners) 2h29'17".
The 1st Banca Ifis Trophy was presented by Banca Ifis' events and communication manager Federico Bacciolo to Alì, the company with the highest number of members.

Very faithful
The Faithful (those who raced in all the editions) today at the finish line of the 36th edition were: Giuliano Barizza 6h49'02"; Gianfranco Tagliapietra 5h24'27", Mauro Trevisan 3h50'09", Laudino Mason 5h05'40" and Vittorio Finished 3h57'08" .
The 36th UYN Venicemarathon is organized by Venicemarathon and realized thanks to the indispensable support of the Municipalities of Venice, Stra, Fiesso d'Artico, Dolo and Mira. Also this year, the contribution of the Veneto Region, the Metropolitan City of Venice, the Prefecture, the Police Headquarters, CONI, FIDAL, CIP and AIMS, the Venice Rovigo Chamber of Commerce, Confindustria Venice, the System Authority Port of the Northern Adriatic Sea, of the Fire Brigade, of the State, Road, Telecommunications and Border Police, of the Carabinieri, of the Municipal Police, of the Civil Protection of the Metropolitan City of Venice and of all the other Institutions and Forces of the Order that has always contributed decisively to the success of the event
I am Sponsor of the 36^ UYN Venicemarathon: UYN (Title and Techical Sponsor), HOKA (Official Shoe), Alì (Main Sponsor), Banca Ifis (Main Partner), BMW Ceccato Motors (Official Car), Pro Action (Nutrition Partner), San Benedetto (Official Water), Dole (Official Supplier), 1/6H Sport (Official Shop), Palmisano (Official Biscuits), Morato Pane (Official Supplier) Master Aid (Official Medical Supplier), Officinalis ( Official Medical Supplier), Bavaria (Official Beer). Partners: M9, Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea Ports of Venice and Chioggia, APVInvestimenti, Confindustria Venice. Supplier: Coldiretti, Veritas, Shokz, TDS, Fairnbnb.coop, Interparking, Tronchetto Parking, Virgin Active, Alilaguna and Costantini. Media Partners: Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, Correre, Sport Economy and Il Gazzettino. Innovation Partner: ChainOn. Official Radio: RDS.

In the photographs, the departure from Stra, Piazza San Marco, Il Ponte di Barche, Sammy Basso and the Sammy Runners, Federico Rossi in Piazza San Marco.