Said Boudalia of Morocco wins Marcialonga Running Coop event in Italy Italy’s Gualdi and Lanziner complete the male podium Deborah Toniolo seizes women’s gold and beats Patelli Around 1600 participants from 23 nations
Said Boudalia of Morocco has today won his first ever Marcialonga Running Coop in Trentino region (Italy). Italy’s Giovanni Gualdi came in second, only 9 seconds behind, while Peter Lanziner completed the male podium, third. Deborah Toniolo of Italy grabbed the victory among women leaving back three times Marcialonga winner and today’s super favourite Eliana Patelli. Laura Giordano got the third spot on the female standings.
‘I came here to win today – claimed Boudalia after the 25.7k race from Moena to Cavalese, at the foot of the Italian Dolomites – and it’s been a tough race since Gualdi moved back in towards the end. I took some risks at the very beginning, I knew I had to push hard and so I did after six kilometres, the race was too slow at that point and I could no longer wait’. Boudalia was second last year and in 2012 when the winner was Italian Giovanni Gualdi who did his best today, ‘I thought I could make it along the final uphill – said Gualdi – unfortunately Said already had a good gap and managed to keep it until the very end. He did a fantastic race and the whole event was once again perfectly set by the local organising team.’ The 2013 winner and last year’s bronze medallist Lahcen Mokraij of Morocco closed fourth behind local runner Peter Lanziner.
On the women’s side, Deborah Toniolo of Italy had no rivals and beat three times Marcialonga winner Eliana Patelli. Toniolo won the Italian event in 2004 too. ‘It was my first real race test this season after a long and tough training period in Saint Moritz. I’m so happy I got to win here once again after 11 years.’
Today’s race was the last step of Combined Event ‘Punto 3 Craft’ – together with the Marcialonga Cycling Craft road race and last January’s ski-marathon. Thomas Bormolini and Sarka Zelenkova grabbed the 2015 title.
About 1600 participants from 23 nations took part in today’s Marcialonga Running Coop event and were all welcomed by a warm and sunny day at the foot of majestic Dolomites in Trentino region (North-Eastern Italy).
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|1||Boudalia Said||Atl.Biotekna Marcon||01:21:33|
|3||Lanziner Peter||U.S. Quercia Trentingrana||01:23:34|
|4||Mokraji Lahcen||Runners Valseriana||01:24:14|
|5||Tsegaye Jonas||Atl. Casone Noceto||01:24:46|
|6||Milella Francesco||A.S. Quelli Della Pineta||01:24:59|
|7||Jbari Khalid||Athletic Club 96||01:26:35|
|8||Leonardi Massimo||U.S. Monti Pallidi||01:27:26|
|9||Sacchet Lucio||Ana Atl.Feltre||01:27:53|
|10||Simion Giancarlo||Atletica Silca Vittorio V.To||01:28:34|
|1||Toniolo Deborah||C.S. Forestale||01:31:55|
|2||Patelli Eliana||Atl. Valle Brembana||01:33:43|
|3||Giordano Laura||Atletica Silca Conegliano||01:37:20|
|4||Mazzel Arianna||Atletica Fassa 08||01:42:15|
|5||Cunico Maurizia||Vicenza Marathon||01:43:25|
|6||Santamaria Marta||Atletica Brugnera||01:44:02|
|7||Moroni Federica||Golden Club Rimini Internat.||01:45:42|
|8||Confortola Giovanna||Marathon Club Livigno||01:46:39|
|9||Tenaglia Cristina||Atletica Trento||01:50:33|
|10||Grindberg Mona||Stamina Team||01:50:52|
|1||Bosin Simone, Griot Roberto, Monteleone Giuseppe||8:27:04|
|2||Marta Franco, Giacomuzzi Matteo, Vuerich Alessandro||8:34:12|
|3||Dapra’ Markus, Chiocchetti Federico, Planchesteiner Antonio||11:51:02|
|1||Boscheri Luisa, Stonfer Lorenza, Svaldi Donatella||09:50:27|
|2||Sturz Elena, Sturz Giulia, Sturz Silvia||13:10:31|