COME ON, ZANARDI! Hi Friends, The week has gone and I digested the good victory at Schenkon and I am timely "at work" to prepare the next round of the Europe Cup that will take place in our Country, in Piacenza, on Saturday and Sunday...
COME ON, ZANARDI!
The week has gone and I digested the good victory at Schenkon and I am timely "at work" to prepare the next round of the Europe Cup that will take place in our Country, in Piacenza, on Saturday and Sunday 29-30.
I do not know what race awaits me, I mean, from a classification viewpoint it could be a race not particularly challenging. Normally just a part of the International level athletes take part in these races and it seems that some of the strong opponents challenged last Sunday at Schenkon are not announced to participate to this race. No harm done, I think I have shown that, despite the way a single Sunday's race can finish, I am at their level and to beat me they will have to involve themselves in, the same way I am doing to beat them. Should some of the most valid reference athletes not be there, waiting to meet them in Segovia, Spain next 12-13 June for the World Cup race, I will try and make my race anyway at my best.
The reason I write you is another one: do you wanna know what? Well, surfing the net I checked Padua's marathon times, where a new World record has been established on the 42km and 195mt. distance. Well, as I was saying, I checked times and despite not winning, I am the unofficial record holder!
How is this possible? Thing is that at the start, we did not pass all together at the chip survey point and obviously, even if this does not change the classification result, my effective time calculated by the timing system is inferior to that calculated from the official race start as it was measured starting from the moment I crossed the start line to my crossing the finish line in third position.
Result: 1h 03 minutes and 40 seconds!
Even if this valid only at an emotional level since it is not an official datum but, as a consolation of the "defeat" obtained at home, I have the discovery that at Padua, on the streets walked by Saint Antony, I run with the PZ1 faster than anyone else has ever done in the world and this is a great satisfaction!
Let me just say now that. it is time to come back with my feet on earth! OK, now I take the PZ1 and I go training.
-source: alex zanardi