Three marathons have been run this 11.14.10 week-end in Italy. The 24th edition of the Turin Marathon, with live direct in TV, Satellite and internet delivered the highest performance. The Italian Ruggero Pertile waited 1h45 minutes before attaching the key Kenian and Ethiopian runners and completed the Turin Marathon in 2h10:58 minutes. The competition is still running, the Rai journalist implied that more than 2500 started the marathon. 2087 runners concluded the Turin Marathon, which is in line with the 2009 result in April 2009 (Milan and Turin have swapped the spot for the marathon in 2009).
At the Livorno Marathon, the Kenian Eric Kipkmei won the competition in 2h17:10.On the top 75 runners, 13 were international, confirming that Tuscany and Liguria represent a good combination of running and touristical activities. As background reading, Livorno is a port city on the Ligurian sea on the western edge of Tuscany. 224 runners completed the marathon, with around 300 enrolled (and 1000 participating to the half Marathon).
Finally, there was also the traditional Milano Pavia 33km competition, which included a full marathon. More than 260 runners arrived at the finish line after 26.2 miles. This is really a local race which is growing year after year becoming one of the top 30 in Italy. Stefano Ripamonti from CTL3 Atletics won in 2h32. Kenji Takahashi from Japan was the only international runner arriving in the top 100 (he finished in 2h58 at the 24th position). 265 runners completed the marathon.
Since few readers are interested to see the full results, you can find below the 11.14.2010 rankings.