“A new season is at the door and for me this year will be all about the distance! Already last year, though focused on Rio's preparation, I dreamed of facing this new challenge; It is true, I have already done two Ironman, but without being able to do a specific preparation for them, which I am doing today. The Rome Marathon will be for me, once again, the start of the season.
Then in May, the first World Cup/Championship test at Maniago; but as mentioned, the real challenge this year is called Ironman: the first date is in Klagenfurt, Austria, on July 2nd, and finally again in Kona, Hawai, dreaming of going beyond what I had already achieved in 2015.
Ah! I forgot ... and it is not a detail: although the hard preparation I am doing will take away brilliance from the short races, at the end of August I will be in Pietermazburg in South Africa to defend my world title. What a lot of stuff guys! I'll need lots of energy ... I'll have to go with good supply of Grana Padano!"