The webseries Strange Heroes changes its background, and talks about running together with Anton Krupicka

After the first four episodes focused on the climbing world, the series produced by La Sportiva together with the Sfelab creative studio goes on, facing the strange monsters that undermine the dreams of our runners, telling the story of Anton Krupicka.

The company of Ziano di Fiemme goes ahead with the webseries that, episode after episode, aims to find out what constantly pushes athletes in their search for overcoming their limits. The series, created in collaboration with the Sfelab creative studios, is a combination of computer graphics, comic strips and stories of unparalleled appeal and allows La Sportiva to drive straight to the heart of its ambassadors discovering the monster within, which personifies the motivation that encourages them to constantly improve their performance, the driving force that allows them to reach beyond limits.

After seeing the fears of Jacopo Larcher take the shape of a monstrous octopus, and Patxi Usobiaga turn into a gladiator to win the challenge with himself and conquer his hardest route, we followed Babsi Zangerl in Zillertal during the battle against her first 9 a and the Czech climber Adam Ondra following up a knee injury.

With this new episode, La Sportiva changes its playground and from the vertical walls moves outdoors to the trails of Boulder, Colorado, to meet the ultra-running legend Anton Krupicka. For years forced to stop from racing due to different injuries, Anton tells how he managed one of the most common monsters for those who love to live outdoor at 360 degrees: stay at home.

"When I’m forced to stay indoors it seems like there is no variation in my days. But when I’m able just to go back outside, even if it’s not for running as I would, a little bit of colour replaces every bad feeling. "

A fun web series, with a very serious message, that this time deals with a common situation in the lives of many people, forced to change their habits and rebuild their passions in order to keep on doing what they love. Because for us, this also means to be a hero.

Discover all the stories of our Strange Heroes, and subscribe the La Sportiva YouTube channel and the dedicated playlist “La Sportiva Strange Heroes”: fun is guaranteed.

The protagonist: Anton Krupicka

Born in Nebraska (USA) in 1983, Anton Krupicka now lives in the United States in Boulder, Colorado which is also Headquarters of the US division of La Sportiva.  He has been running since 1995 and his first participation in a marathon dates back to when he was just 12 years old.  In 2006 and 2007 he won the famous Leadville 100 race, setting new standards in Endurance Competitions, subsequently winning the 50mile Trail race in 2009 and 2010, finishing in second place in the tough Western States 100 race, in 2010 and winning the prestigious Lavaredo Ultra Trail in 2014, a victory for which he is still remembered by many Italian and European enthusiasts.  After a series of injuries that forced him to stop from racing at a very young age, Anton has recreated himself as a complete athlete, able to live and experience the outdoor world in all its ways, from running, to climbing, scrambling and ski mountaineering.