CORTINA (BL) – The Spring Night Run, a night race started a few meters from Lake Landro where competitors, equipped with headlamps, covered the last eleven kilometers of the Cortina-Dobbiaco Run. After the start at the foot of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the athletes passed on the shores of Lake Dobbiaco to fly towards the finish line located inside the Park of the Grand Hotel.
As for the men’s competition he was the home athlete, Markus Rehmann, to win with a time of 35:14 ” ahead of Hannes Nocker, second with 37 seconds of delay and Christian Lang, third with a time of 36:05 ”. In fourth and fifth position were respectively Nicola Zanotel and Marco De Meo.
In the female competition the very strong athlete of Athletics Cortina, Sabrina Boldrin, won by stopping the clock in 39:36 ”, behind her the German Cornelia Schwingshackl, while Francesca Dottori completes the podium with a time of 44:27 ”.
The program for Saturday includes the Kids’ Run at 11 am. Hundreds of children and teenagers will compete along the path designed inside the Grand Hotel Park where the awards ceremony will also take place.
In the afternoon the organizing machine will move to Cortina d’Ampezzo for the first edition of “My1stMile Cortina”. “My first mile” will be reserved for the Cadets, Students and Juniores categories of FIDAL. The start of the first category is set for 4 pm. The route will develop between Corso Italia and the Olympic Ice Stadium.
On Sunday morning, in addition to the start (9 am) of the Cortina Dobbiaco Run, the “Run For” charity run of 8.5 kilometers, around Lake Dobbiaco and back, will start from the Park of the Grand Hotel in Dobbiaco, in favor of the Assistance Association Cancer South Tyrol / Südtirol.
TOP RUNNER – As regards the 22nd edition, about 2200 athletes, coming from all over Italy, will face the thirty kilometers of the old railway that connected Cortina d’Ampezzo with Dobbiaco. The start will start at 9 from Corso Italia, right under the bell tower of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Among the top runners in the front row we will find the multiple winner (five wins in his palmares) and a loyalist of the race, Said Boudalia. There will be with him to get on the highest step of the podium Hermann Achmüllermarathon runner passed at 100k, Markus Ploner fourth on the finish line last year e Robert Kiplangat Yegon. Other athletes will race to enter the top 10 like Hannes Runger, Fabian Fronthaler, Momo El Kasmi, Rok Puhar. Eyes on the Kenyan out-of-class, however Joel Kipkenei Melly which can boast a staff on the half marathon of 1:02:25.
Among the women, the presence of Sara Brogiatoblue athlete with a personal on the half marathon of 1:12:44, of Agnes Tschurtschenthalerathlete of Dobbiaco, and of Charlotte Firth.
ROUTE – The beauty of Cortina Dobbiaco Run will be perceived from the first meters, leaving the houses of Cortina behind you will begin to climb towards the 1530 meters of altitude of the Cimabanche Pass, a climb that is not difficult, but that must be interpreted in the right way. In this first section the panorama of the Tofane and the Cristallo with the suggestive passages inside the old galleries, will leave room for Three peaks of Lavaredo which will be noted hang after Lake Landro.
Continuing the descent you will meet another little jewel, the alpine lake of Dobbiaco which will announce the last two kilometers to the finish. The arrival will be inside the beautiful Park of the Grand Hotel where there will also be the Green Village, which in recent years has become a real point of reference for all running enthusiasts
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