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Christian Pizzatti, twice at the Trail World Championships with the Italian national team, won the VIBRAM UTLO – Ultra Trail 100K in 12h07. The race with 6000m d+, starting and finishing in Omegna, presented a track made difficult by incessant rain, mud and fog. This has not prevented Christian from placing himself in the lead since the aid station of Alpe Camasca (37° km). The advantage, of few minutes at the beginning, gradually increased and the athlete finished in 1st overall position, 2nd Etienne Pillonel (12h48) with a gap of 41mn, followed by the 3rd Andreas Manz (12h55).

But what is behind this success? Simple, a great teamwork between the athlete, coaches, nutritionists and a perfect assistance team during the race. No results are reached by chance. Christian, post-injury 2018, followed an intensive training for long distance races. A mix of hard training, specific nutritional programs for endurance and physiotherapy protocols. Then, when the time of the race came, the Team planned everything in detail: nutrition, clothing, gear changes and the assignment of specific tasks at each one. The shared goal was the victory and they made it happen! ?

? Live the excitement of the race, watch the video! UTLO 100K – The Race

? Find out more on endurance trail running programs ? TRM TRAINING PLANS

Thank you for the hospitality to Vibram UTLO – Ultra Trail

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Cristina Tasselli

Digital Strategic Marketing Director - certified Innovation Manager - in multinational companies, she is still today the only Italian female athlete to have ran 900 km and 55,000m D+ in the mountains in a single stage race (Transpyrenea 2016, 3rd women overall). She counts numerous Podiums and international Victories on races over 100k. She holds a SNaQ CONI certification as a Trail Running Coach, Athletic Trainer and in Nutrition and Sports Supplementation. Since 2014 she is President and sports executive of innovative technology startups and companies, including Trail Running Movement and Digital Sport 360. She trains elite trail running athletes and she teaches in trail running coach certification courses. She is an author of sports articles on training, nutrition and supplementation in trail running and running, both in Italian and in English and Spanish. She manages relationships and collaborations with Federations and Race Organizers.