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Alessandro Degasperi

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Sat 09 February, 2019

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Triathlete

 

Alessandro was born in Trento on November 23rd, 1980 and lives in Panchià, a small town in the beautiful Val di Fiemme, one of the main Dolomite valleys, located in eastern Trentino. Alessandro started with Triathlon at the age of 15 after having practiced various sports.

During his very first official season (1995) he won the Italian title. From 1996 until 2006 he has been in the Italian national team, and participated to various European and World Championships events, both category and absolute on Olympic distances. Meanwhile he graduated in economics.

In 2005 Alessandro's first win, the European Winter Triathlon Championship, followed by the Italian edition of XTERRA at Villacidro (Cagliari). 

Since 2007 he focused on long distance “no draft” races: he ends on the podium of the Ironman 70.3 European Championships for 3 times (2007-2008 and 2013) and won the 2012 Salzburg 70.3 Ironman, he also got many top positions (including 3 times, 2nd at the Ironman 70.3 Italy). 

In 2014 Alessandro made his debut on the long distance with a 5th place at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt. In May 2015 he obtained his first great victory in the Lanzarote Ironman, nicknamed “el mas duro” (the hardest in the IM circuit), thanks to an incredible marathon.

2015 was again a great year. Alessandro finished in 3rd place at the Zurich Ironman and the Mallorca Ironman running two marathons under 2h50’. Not happy, Alessandro won again thanks to his marathon at the  Forte Village Challenge defeating the European champion, Cech Filip Ospaly.

In 2016 he gains his first qualification to the Ironman World Championship and ends up 20th. He comes 20th again in 2017, after a second consecutive qualification, in a season with three 2nd places, including two in the hardest Ironmans; Lanzarote and Nice.