The athlete from Apulia declares: “I love to have fun while running and I want to do so in Jesolo.
Veneto has always brought me good luck and I am fond of Venicemarathon staff”

Venice, May 20, 2013 - Domenico Ricatti loves to run in Veneto and is fond of Venicemarathon staff. After the 4th place at the last year marathon, the Apulian athlete tries again to do its best next May 25 at the 3rd Moonlight Half Marathon, the international half marathon organized by Venicemarathon Club in cooperation with the Jesolo City Council and the Cavallino Treporti City Council.

On Saturday evening Domenico Ricatti will be one of the most favourite athletes of the moonlight race which starts at 8 p.m. in Cavallino, runs along the shore and arrives in Jesolo in Piazza Mazzini

Domenico is the 2011 Italian Champion of the 10,000 meters and the Italian champion on the 10 K road race in 2012. He loves to run in Veneto as it brings him good luck. In fact last October 28 he arrived  4th at the Venicemarathon despite the severe weather conditions and last April 21 in Padua he was able to revise his personal best time on the marathon distance: 2h15’16”. On the half marathon distance his personal best time is 1h04’00” ran in 2011 in Pieve di Cento. He is trained by Piero Incalza and he runs for the air force team. He lives between Modena, where his trainer lives, Bracciano, location of his team and Barletta where he was born and lives.

“I love to remind people to the fact that I come from the same town of Pietro Mennea a legend for me! – these are the words of Domenico - After the adventure of the Venicemarathon of last year nothing can scare me anymore. The severe weather conditions toughened both the body and the spirits therefore the rain at the Maratona di Sant’Antonio couldn’t stop me besides I was even able to do my personal best time. Next Saturday I want to run following my pace and I am sure I will have fun therefore it will be a great feast that I would like to share with the public in Jesolo”.

The fast and spectacular race course could even see the setting of the new course record. Last year the young Kenyan Robert Chemosin established the course record: 1h03’31”.