The DoloMyths Run approaches large strides
Davide Magnini is ready to launch the challenge

If the three races it counts could already count on a great deal of prestige, since they became part of "DoloMyths Run", the Fassa festival dedicated to mountain running, they have acquired an even greater specific weight in the international calendar. The ultratrail of July 13, the vertical of 19 and the skyrace of 21 can now be considered "musts" for lovers of this discipline, who know the quality of the natural environments in which they run, the selectivity of the routes, the level very high of the competitors and the quality of the organizational machine, which works for a whole year in order to offer the athletes a perfect setting in which to sweat. Furthermore, this year, the "DoloMyths Run Skyrace" has entered the "Golden Trail World Series" circuit, thus climbing another step in the world ranking. It is still early to know precisely what the competitors will be able to aim for the podium, but there is a battle between big names, among which the one by Davide Magnini, the athlete from Solandro, born in 1997, who has linked several times its name in this competition, both in the vertical version and in the skyrace version. "The routes are wonderful and stimulate you to do my best - he says - and this time, thanks to the new prestigious validity, I will find a lot of opponents even more fierce than usual". Davide started the race season in the sign of success, even if he still has to live with a physical problem. "In February I had to stop for an inflammation of the ankle bone - he explains - with which I am still reckoning. I faced the Ski Mountaineering World Championships in less than optimal conditions and then I had to give up the Mezzalama Trophy, because my partner got sick. Having skied until May, I then decided to try my hand at vertical races, where I was able to assert my good fitness, relying on the fact that in this type of challenge we only face the climb and therefore the ankle would not have me given major problems. So I won the absolute Italian Championship of kilometer vertical in Casto, I won the "Darfo - Cervera" and set the new record (which resisted since 1986) and I won the "Road to Zermatt", selection test for the European Championships of mountain running. Before the DolomMyths Run I will take part in the Marathon du Mont Blanc and the European Championships ». Which competitions will you choose in Canazei? "Both the vertical and the skyrace, like last year, when I faced the first one to better prepare the second one, but then it ended that things went much better on Friday". The first competition scheduled in Val di Fassa, however, is the ultratrail race, which on Saturday 13 July the competitors will race along a route designed on the Sella Group, between Alto Adige, Veneto and Trentino, 61.5 kilometers and 3,380 meters of positive height difference through the four Ladin Dolomite valleys of Gardena, Livinallongo, Fassa and Badia. The novelty of 2019 is represented by the creation of a second, shorter path, exactly 26 kilometers long with 1,600 of positive elevation gain, called «Half DoloMyths Run Sellaronda», launched to bring to the slopes of the Sella group a different target, probably wider , of runner.