Marco Mangaretto, Aosta Valley origins with Piedmontese influences, living in the Canavese - a borderland with the Aosta Valley - won the second edition of the Tot Dret, 130 km race and 12,000 meters of climbs, started at Gressoney-Saint-Jean yesterday at 21.At the finish line of Courmayeur the Canavese athlete arrived at 21.01 today, so one more minute more than 24 hours. A time that anyway lowers the time of last year's winner by 14 minutes.
The forty-seven year-old athlete, who works in a metalworking company every day, has "justified" his victory with the retirement of ultra runners more credited to success, at least on paper, but the fact that he was strong from the beginning and led the race always in the first positions, often alternating in the head, effectively cancels its justification. A success, therefore, not at all occasional.After exactly 30 minutes the Valle d'Aosta Ruben Bovet crossed the line, which in turn preceded, to complete the podium, Geoffrey Radeka, French of Chamonix, who completed his sporting and personal achievement by stopping the clock in 24 hours and 55 minutes.
The ultrarunner time of long distances is measured in hours.