(ANSA) – MILAN, 02 OCT – Goal hit for the ultra marathon runner Roberto Crippa. The Lecco-Genova is a reality and the 56-year-old from Olginate (Lecco) was built in 43 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 200 kilometers without stopping – even if in reality the Lecco-based has traveled 203 – from the Manzoni city to that of the Lanterna: from lake to sea.
Roberto Crippa ended his fatigue at the Porto Antico in Genoa, under the figurehead of the Neptune vessel, at 1.20pm, tired but happy for yet another long-distance feat and personal best. Friends and his wife Natalie were waiting for him, while his sons Julien and Olivier “accompanied” him in rotation on their bicycles along the route. A great satisfaction: then a toast and a nice focaccia from Recco.
“I am very happy – said Roberto Crippa who in everyday life is a journalist for the daily newspaper La Provincia di Como, Lecco and Sondrio – and also very tired. It was a great adventure with unexpected events that have to be taken into account.
But I managed to hold on and not give up. Now I enjoy this company and I can’t wait to get some sleep after so many hours always awake except for the micro-sleeps that don’t make sense “.
Crippa immediately wanted to thank the partners of this project, namely Ande, Enervit, Thebikevalmadrera, Shamrock Pub Lecco. But also to Canottieri Lecco, and to its president Marco Cariboni, who hosted the departure on Friday 30 September at 6pm. In addition, of course, to the Municipality of Olginate which sponsored the ultramarathon. (HANDLE).
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