Venice, 23rd October 2018 - The 33rd Huawei Venicemarathon will be the year of Japan and Yuki Kawauchi, the "samurai" marathon who aspires to run 100 marathons under 2h20' and will run his 87th marathon in Venice and his 10th marathon of the year. It will be the first time in Italy for him.
The 33rd birthday of Venicemarathon will be celebrated by over 13,000 runners who will start their race at 9.15am from Stra with the marathon and at 8.30am with the VM10KM (sold out registrations) that will start from San Giuliano Park. Both races will cut a single finish line: Riva Sette Martiri in Venice.
The event was presented this morning in the new Auditorium of M9, the cultural district of the new Multimedia Museum of the 20th century in Mestre, that the runners of the marathon will cross inside the cloister of Santa Maria delle Grazie on Sunday.
The president of the Venicemarathon Club Piero Rosa Salva, before starting the official speech, wanted to remember Gilberto Benetton, who died yesterday and was remembered as a "great friend of the sport". In his speech, Rosa Salva emphasized the ability of Venicemarathon to work with the authorities as a "network" and team play.
There are a lot of news of the race, starting from the starting area in Stra. Villa Pisani will host all the pre-race services and the athletes will cross the exit gates only to enter the corrals.
The Huawei Venicemarathon will be visible by Rai with three hours of live, from 9 to 12, on the thematic channel Raisport, and streaming on the site www.raisport.it. The 33 ^ Huawei Venicemarathon will be visible also in over 80 foreign countries.
As for the best members, we can mention the Kenyan Philip Kangogo Cheruiyot with the time of 2h08'16" (Barcelona 2015), Kipkemei Mutai, Gilbert Kipleting Chumba, the former plumber arrived 4th last year in Riva Sette Martiri and after the marathon he bought a cow called Venice, and John Komen who in 2009 scored the best time ever of the Venetian marathon: 2h08'13 ". There will be also the Ethiopian Mekuant Ayenew Gebre (2h09'00 "- Prague, 2017). For the womenthe most important names are the Kenyan Angela Jemesunde Tanui (2h26'31 '', Vienna 2017) and the Croatian Nikolina Sustic.
From October, 26, the official opening of the 28th Exposport Huawei Venicemarathon Village will be officially inaugurated at 11am. In the afternoon the Village will host the conference "The functional evaluation of the athlete: from theory to practice" at 5.30pm, organized by the Operative Unit of Sports Medicine and of the Noale Physical Exercise of the AULSS 3 Serenissima, by the Italian Sports Medical Federation and by the Cuore Amico Mirano association.
The aim of the Venicemarathon Club for solidarity continues with the Charity Program, that this year involves 16 NPOs, each with important projects to be funded. Right now, over 45 thousand euros have already been fundraised and Alex Zanardi is once again a testimonial of the initiative.
The presentation this morning was also an opportunity to present the technical T-shirt that will be given to all members of the marathon. The marathon runners will receive an absolute novelty: the running shirt of the new running collection UYN® - (Unleash Your Nature) produced by Trerè Innovation and made with the most advanced technologies and materials of excellence. The VM10KM members will find in the race pack a sleeveless technical t-shirt made by Karhu, the historic Finnish sports brand.