“The inseparable duo”
One from Lecco, the other from Como: a rivalry as old as the world. One blonde, the other brunette: filmmakers have eternally embroidered above this “the battle of the hair”. Instead, Giuliana Arrigoni and Patrizia Pensa have become a duo that seems unbreakable and which has become as strong as the race is challenging.
Almost the same age, they have assisted/helped and challenged each other in many races, starting from the world race in Connemara, Ireland, until this latest Tor des Géants 2011, passing the Ultra Trail of Mont Blanc and the Marathon Trail of Lake Como. In Connemara and Como Patrizia won the day, whilst in the UTMB it was Giuliana who preceded her friend.
At the Tor 2011 they faced the difficulties of the course together and they seized a second place tie, behind only the extraterrestrial Annemarie Gross. I wonder if Patrizia, who in 2009 convinced Giuliana to take on her first trail, knew that she would have found a “course companion” from which she would never be separated?
PATRIZIA PENSA, bib number 580 – 17th - 102:25:42 at the Tor des Géants 2011
GIULIANA ARRIGONI, bib number 623 – 17th - 102:25:42
Spirito Trail, November 2011 / extract