01Jul

Giancarlo Simion and Francesca Pretto of Italy are the winners of the second edition of the Primiero Dolomiti Marathon

01/07/2017
Venice, July 3rd - Giancarlo Simion, the winner of last year’s half marathon, and Francesca Pretto are the winners of the second edition of the Primiero Dolomiti Marathon which took place last Saturday through the San Martino di Castrozza and Fiera di Primiero valleys in the Dolomites. Over 2,600 runners from 33 countries took place in the three events of the day; a 42k, a 26k, and a 6.5k run. Both winners held a clear margin over their competitors at the finish in Piazza Battisti at Fiera di Primiero. Simion, who lives in Stockholm, set a winning time of 3:04.25 hours. Pretto’s time was ...
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30Jun

Julia Jones: Looking for cooler places to run

30/06/2017
For someone who loves running so much, I chose one of the worst places in Italy to live in. From October until April the running is fine. We have a “normal” winter, sometimes with snow, justifying a separate running wardrobe for when the thermometer drops below freezing. There’s plenty of running space with a variety of trails. For a change of landscape there are nearby hills to strengthen muscles and an increased heart beat . The big problem is right now, in the middle of the summer, which in the twenty-first century seems to last several weeks more each year. It starts out with a heat ...
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27Jun

The second edition of the Primiero Dolomiti Marathon

27/06/2017
With over 2,000 entries from 33 countries, a record for the event, the Primiero Dolomiti Marathon braces for its second edition through the extraordinary environment of the San Martino di Castrozza and Fiera di Primiero resorts. Three options for the runners for Saturday's competition - a 42k marathon, a 26k half marathon and a 6.5k fun run for mountain lovers who just wish to enjoy the fabulous landscape of the Pale di San Martino mountain chain. The event is organized by the Unione Sportiva Primiero and the Venicemarathon club. The start of the marathon is outside San Martino di ...
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23Jun

Julia Jones: Marathon preparation starts here

23/06/2017
If you’ve been clicking on our Venicemarathon website page and mulling it around in your mind for the past few months whether to sign up or not, now is the time to make that decision. It’s an important decision, not for the event in itself as much as the time and energy that you’ll be putting into preparing yourself to run forty-two kilometres.   You’ll need approximately four months, four days per week with fifty to sixty kilometres of weekly mileage volume. It takes time, it takes energy and it takes commitment. Of those three the commitment is the most important ...
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22Jun

STORIES BY RUN - The Primiero valley and its local products

22/06/2017
A running course can give you the opportunity to discover new environments arousing great emotions moving through roads full of historical heritages, extraordinary nature and local culture.The Primiero Dolomiti Marathon is also meant to enjoy the beauties of this area and its local products.The three courses through the Primiero and San Martino di Castrozza valleys, with their 42ks, 26ks and 6.5ks, have been studied to please all kind of runners.In this vast area there is a great choice of excellent products for an excellent and special cooking tradition.With so many meadows, the Primiero ...
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16Jun

Julia Jones: Summer Running

16/06/2017
On Sunday I went to a non-competitive race put on by a sports group in my neighbourhood. They’ve been organising it since I’ve lived in this particular house, over twenty years. It’s a small event with just the right amount of people. The only let down is the start time: 6:00 p.m. on a hot summer afternoon. “Suffer” is the word that comes to mind when I think of summer running. As I’ve gotten older I seem to tolerate the heat and humidity even less. Okay, I’m not even really a fan of dry heat either! I'd rather run during a snowstorm in December than in the torrential July sun. ...
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12Jun

Venice: the bridges of the City

12/06/2017
The historic center of Venice includes 121 islands which are connected to the mainland thanks to 435 bridges. There are several bridges in the city: along the Grand Canal (including the world-famous Rialto Bridge), in Cannaregio, in San Marco (such as the Bridge of Sighs), in Giudecca, in Murano, Burano and Torcello. All of these bridges are made with wood, iron or stone and some of them are private property, so they can’t be visited. Moreover, because of their historic, artistic and architectural importance, they really deserve a little tour. Who participated in the Venice Marathon at ...
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08Jun

STORIES BY RUN Passing through San Martino di Castrozza

08/06/2017
We are less than one month from the second edition of the Primiero Dolomiti Marathon, which in its debut last year had over 2,000 runners at the start. An important event which was welcomed with enthusiasm by runners and mountain lovers with its combination of a competitive course and beautiful environment, moving through the incredible landscapes of this area in the Trentino region. On Saturday, July 1, once again there are three different events: a 42k and 26k run for competitive athletes, and a 6.5k event for those, including Nordic walkers, who wish to enjoy a day crossing green meadows ...
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01Jun

STORIES BY RUN - Let's go to the mountains: Primiero Dolomiti Marathon 2017

01/06/2017
From the sea, or rather from the lagoon, to the mountains: fresh air so let's warm up our muscles to tackle the Primiero Dolomiti Marathon. Having left the waters of the Venice lagoon behind, we move up the Brenta river, the historical summer vacation area for the rich Venetian noble families during the Serenissima republic, then the Cismon and Canali waters to reach the heart of the Dolomites for another important challenge: the beautiful course prepared by VeniceMarathon Club and U.S. Primiero for the event. The 42K course starts at Villa Welsperg, inside the Paneveggio / Pale di San ...
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01Jun

Alex Zanardi and Giusy Versace launch the Venicemarathon Charity Program

01/06/2017
The fundraising program combined with the Venicemarathon 2017 starts and Alex Zanardi and Giusy Versace are the testimonials of "Obiettivo 3" and "Disabili No Limits". The solidarity marathon has started for those who will run on Sunday, 22nd October to do something good and help others. In fact, the Charity Program 2017 started both for the 32^ Venicemarathon and for the twin event: the 10K Garmin. The selected associations can promote and finance important solidarity projects. Fundraising has already started through the platform of "Rete del Dono" www.retedeldono.it and the formula is ...
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