Sunday May 7th, 2023
Distance: Half Marathon
We really suffered it. After the many uncertainties resulting from the 2 years of covid, we found ourselves with the nightmare of torrential rain, because these were the forecasts until at least Friday evening.
And instead the many initiatives planned for both Saturday and Sunday were embraced by the more favorable weather situation. We kept a little fear until the end. Marathon runners, you know, are a bit crazy and therefore they would not have stopped. There was no doubt about all the forces present on the route, either in service or voluntary. But the families, the famous Italian mothers that the vulgate presents as always fearful for the health of their children, could have decided to stay at home.
And instead, Saturday afternoon, the Daturi Arena overrun with children who participated in Bimbimbici and the games organized by Decathlon and Acrobatic Fitness, started to give us some hope.
But it was impossible to predict what happened on Sunday morning: everyone, absolutely everyone, decided to come on the Public Walk to greet and encourage the 1100 registered for the 25 edition of the Placentia Half Marathon. A unique show, difficult to describe, not only in words, but also through images and videos. It seemed to be in the final uphill stages of the Tour de France or the Giro d'Italia. What was most evident was the joy of the children (but also of the parents and many teachers) and of the athletes who no longer knew which hand to touch while showing everyone the best smile available.
Seeking positive emotions even in a difficult period like this does not mean wanting to forget who has suffered and who is still suffering. We are sure that it is the only way to regain the strength to help those in greatest need. For us at least, that's how it works.
THANKS THANKS TO ALL
|2nd Male||1:03:04||Hosea Kimeli||KEN|
|3rd Male||1:03:49||Edwin Kibet||KEN|
|4th Male||1:04:05||Kipkorir Birir||KEN|
|2nd Female||1:14:31||Kingori Ziporah||KEN|
|3rd Female||1:30:25||Fava Francesca||ITA|
|4th Female||1:34:54||Bardon Maria||ITA|