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Per la serie “A tu per tu con i grandi dello sport”, non poteva che essere il negozio DF Sport Specialist di Via Adriano a Milano, con i suoi 1.500 metri quadrati dedicati al running ad accogliere la serata con il noto ultra-runner americano Anton Krupicka.
L’appuntamento, organizzato in collaborazione con La Sportiva, è dedicato a tutti gli appassionati di montagna: perché dal running all’arrampicata, dallo sci alpinismo allo “scrambling”, l’ambassador del brand trentino si fa oggi sempre più portavoce di una filosofia che propone il vivere outdoor a 360°.
Classe 1983, look inconfondibile da trail runner avventuriero e conosciuto a livello mondiale per numerose imprese nell’ambito delle gare ultra trail più dure al mondo, Krupicka è nato in Nebraska e vive a Boulder in Colorado. “Tony” Krupicka corre dal 1995 e può vantare la partecipazione alla sua prima maratona all’età di 12 anni; nel 2006 e 2007 ha vinto la celebre Leadville 100 settando nuovi standard nelle competizioni Endurance, aggiudicandosi poi la 50 mile Trail nel 2009 e 2010, finendo secondo nella durissima Western States 100 nel 2010 e vincendo nel 2014 la prestigiosa Lavaredo Ultra Trail.
L’approccio di Anton Krupicka ai suoi progetti è assolutamente unico e descritto da lui stesso con l’espressione di “self-powered adventure”, ovvero un tipo di avventura affrontata contando esclusivamente sulle proprie forze ed energie, messe in campo nelle attività sportive che compie, sempre in connessione con la natura.
Attratto da sempre da una filosofia e da uno stile di vita alla “Into the wild”, Krupicka vive per metà dell’anno letteralmente “on the road” nel sul pick-up inseguendo i suoi sogni di avventura nelle montagne dell’ovest degli Stati Uniti.
La serata del 6 aprile è dedicata anche alla presentazione in anteprima del cortometraggio “Purpose”, alla scoperta di Anton: le sue origini, con immagini della sua infanzia tratte dal suo archivio personale, i sogni e gli obiettivi futuri non solo dell’atleta ma soprattutto dell’uomo che persegue con tenacia, determinazione i suoi progetti sportivi.
Prima di essere protagonista nella serata a lui dedicata nel negozio milanese, il runner americano sarà ospite anche a BANFF film festival a Casatenovo mercoledì 5 aprile. La Sportiva, main sponsor della rassegna cinematografica, ha infatti presentato alle serate del festival l'esclusivo trailer di Purpose. Durante l'intervallo, l'atleta simbolo della Leadville 100, sarà disponibile a tutti i suoi fan per fotografie ed autografi.
Venerdì sette, invece, Anton si sposterà a Torino, dove nel negozio dedicato allo sport “Cuore da Sportivo”, chiuderà questi tre giorni di running e comunicazione.
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