21/03/2019   Cassino (ITA): Sunday the 20km Italian Championships

Sunday, March 24th Cassino (ITA) will host the Italian Championship of the 20km road walk.

In total there will be 227 participants, including 34 men and 21 women for the 20 km senior and promises. The juniors will be engaged on the distance of 15 km (men) and 10 km (women). The 10 km awaits U18 boys and girls for the category clubs championships. 
20km men
The outgoing champion Massimo Stano will not be at the start and therefore the race will have different victory solutions.
Among the favorites we include the winners of the 2016 editions, Federico Tontodonati, and of 2017, Franesco Fortunato.
For both, the goal will be to lower your personal best by:
- Tontodonati: 1:21:52 obtained in Rome (ITA) on Mar. 4, 2018
- Lucky: 1:22:01 obtained in London (GBR) on Aug. 13, 2017
Other candidates for the victory or podium positions are:
- Michele Antonelli: 1:23:19 obtained in Rome (ITA) on Mar. 4, 2018
- Gianluca Picchiottino: 1:22:48 obtained in Rome (ITA) on Mar. 4, 2018
- Giorgio Rubino: 1:19:37 obtained in Rio Maior (POR) on Apr. 4, 2009 but in the last two seasons he failed to do better than:
- 2017: 1:20:47 obtained in London (GBR) on Aug. 13, 2017
- 2018: 1:24:03 obtained in Taicang (CHN) on May 6, 2018
20km women
Neither Eleonora Anna Giorgi nor the most successful of the opponents Valentina Trapletti will be at the start.
The best time among the ewntered athletes is that of Eleonora Dominici.
The young Lazio athlete coached by Alba Milana, boasts a personal best of 1:33:32 obtained Bydgoszcz (POL) on Jul. 16, 2017 when she arrived 5th at the U23 European Championships.
She is the natural favorite of the competition, judges allowing. In fact, the young Italian woman boasts a strange personal best: that of a high number of disqualifications on the national territory while at international level she has never suffered any. We'll see.
The most titled opponents are: Annalisa Russo and Lidia Barcella
U20: 15km men and 10km women
The victory should be played by Riccardo Orsoni and Aldo Andrei in men
In women the main candidate for the victory is Andrada Lavinia Lacatus, who boasts a personal best on the road of 51:42, but even better she did on track (49:05.16) in Mariano Comense (ITA) on Apr. 22, 2018.
The main opponents will be
- Vittoria Giordani: personal best of 49:59 road walk in Pescara on Sep. 7, 2018
- Simona Bertini: personal best of 50:89 road walk in Pescara on Sep. 7, 2018




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