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Golden weekend for La Sportiva Running Team


Vertical successes in Lombardia where in Valgoglio Patrick Facchini and the new entry Paola Gelpi took first place in the third edition of “This Is Vertical Race”, and then in Chiavenna, where the skimo duo Michele Boscacci and Henri Aymonod grabbed the first and second position at Lagünc's Vertical . In Malcesine, Hannes Perkmann leaves behind everyone in the 7th edition of Lake Garda Mountain Race.

"This is Vertical Race" a name that perfectly explains the concept of the event: The tough competition with a 1000 meters altitude gain and a 1.8 km development, saw last year's winner Patrick Facchini return to success in Val Seriana, finishing the race in 33'22 "
"I wanted to be there. – said Facchini - Among all the VK races I have ever attended, Valgoglio’s hardness is second only to Fully. "
The female race was dominated by Paola Gelpi. The new La Sportiva team ambassador has stopped the chrono on 44'24 ", only 2'38" from the female record that remains in the hands of her teammate Beatrice Deflorian (2016).

The race of the record for excellence, the Chiavenna-Lagünc KV comes back to surprise even in this 2017 edition. Super-performance by Andrea Mayr who, at her debut on the Sondrio track, smashes Valentina Belotti's record and marks the world's best performance on a natural track without the help of sticks in 35'54’’.

The skimountaineering champion Michele Boscacci, on the other hand, crowned the goal of hitting his name in the hall of fame of this super classic. After his record-breaking performance at MelaVertical just seven days ago, the La Sportiva ambassador finished his race in 32'44 ", improving his 3rd place in the 2016 edition and put everyone behind. Second place for a great Henri Aymonod, that with an interesting time of 33'17 " leaves hope for the last races of the season.

A great day also on Lake Garda, where in Malcesine the double vertical that stretches from the shores of Lake Garda on Mount Baldo up to 2,132 meters of Cima Pozzette marked the success of Hannes Perkmann. The LaSpo Team young gun won the 2000 Ultimate Running Class stopping the chrono at 70 '' from the race record with 1h27'37 '', improving the third place in his previous participation in 2015.
For the women, on the other hand, the winner of last year's Antonella Confortola (Marathon Club Imperia), confirms her success despite an injury to the tendon with 1h56'43' '.

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