Athletics, Edoardo Alfieri from Catanzaro on the second step of the podium at the Italian Master indoor championships

John

By John

There is a record participation in Ancona for the Italian master indoor championships, in four days from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th February 2024 approximately 1611 participants and 3218 competing athletes representing 376 clubs. Unprecedented numbers for the event, even higher than those of the pre-pandemic period: the all-time high of 2016 was beaten when the attendance figures were 1539 participants and 3174 athletes respectively. It will be the fourth consecutive Italian weekend at PalaCasali after the youth and absolute events, this time also on the outdoor platforms of the adjacent Italico Conti field. Among the many announced at the start, the name of the Catanzaro stands out Edoardo Alfieri multiple Italian, European and world champion of the march bearing the colors of the ASD Centro Sportivo Giovanile Catanzaro Lido. For Alfieri, a long distance specialist in the firmament, he marches 10km, 20km, 35km, the race over the distance of mt. 3000 represents an important test for the objective of the European Master Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland, from 17 to 23 March where he will compete on the double distance of m. 3000 and mt. 5000 gear. The Catanzaro native had an excellent race as he put his rival and short-distance race walking specialist to the test Antonio Lopetuso of the Amatori Atl. company. Acquaviva who only in the final, for a handful of seconds, overtakes the Calabrian and goes on to win the race. Alfieri himself is satisfied with the brilliant success and the achievement of the silver medal which propels him towards Torun and the technical work achieved so far rewards him. The final ranking is as follows:

1 LOPETUSO Antonio SM65 BA005 AMATEURS ATL. LIVING WATER
2 ALFIERI Edoardo SM65 CZ012 CS YOUTH CZ LIDO
3 IAIA Giuseppe SM65 BA049 GSP III BARI AIR REGION