By ITU Admin on 20/03/05 at 12:00 am
The Long Distance Duathlon World Championship programmed for the next 29 May in Barcis (PN) will have its own saint. Indeed Alessandro Alessandri, the Italian leading duathlet, national champion of this sport, will act as a testimonial to the competition. The world-beater coming from TD Rimini accepted the invitation with enthusiasm. The initiative belongs to Antonio Iossa, the patron of the World Championship of Barcis and presedent of the ACC Triathlon Team Cordenons, the organizing association. Alessandro Alessandri, who won the Valcellinas competitionstart in 2004, edition that hosted the entire Italian National Long Distance Triathlon Team, will operate breefing before the competition illustrating the other athlets in lists all the characteristics of the race. Alessandro will inaugurate the event that probably will be a real parade of celebrities - explaines Antonio Iossa - on regard of Barcis we are expecting for the arrival of the best specialists of this sport, who will garantee an exciting high-level performance. The competition taking place in Valcellina will be the first Duathlon World championship ever assigned to Italy, a symbol of prestigious acknoledgement by Itu, international board of triathlon which rewards the good organizing capability that ACC Triathlon Team Cordenons showed to have during last years of its activity. Alessandro, who actually is in Canaries with the National Team;won the gold medal on ocasion of Duathlon World Championship for teams 2001, located in Rimini and he was also 3rd in World Championship 2003. He arrive3d 4th during the Long Distance Triathlon World Championship. He also boasts excellentrankings in Ironman competition, as two 10th places conquiered in New Zeland and Brazil.