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"In life I'm a loser, I was born poor, as I am poor still now.
I run to revenge myself, I run for vengeance."
Marco Olmo, 2008
Marco Olmo is the best ultra-trail runner in the world.
We has won two Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (2006 and 2007), six Cro-Magnons, four Lybia Desert Marathon, three Marathon des Sables and many other races.
He runs for more than 160 km non-stop, twenty race hours in the desert of Morocco or up to Monte Bianco, at 2500 m. high.
Marco is from Robilante, a little municipality in the Piedmont Alps, in Vermenagna Valley, not far from Cuneo.
On October the 8th he will be sixty years old.
Born into a peasant family, when he was twenty he left the country to work in the town’s cement plant . His fate and life have been marked by this choice: still nowadays, notwistanding his sport successes, he defines himself as a “loser”.
We will tell the history of this out of line man, we’ll follow him during his preparation trainings for his next (and maybe last) race: the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, that is considered the hardest in Europe.
During this season Marco has had phisical problems that he never had before. He has abandoned the last Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc for phisical problems he never had before.
Is this the end of his career? Will he be able to find other reasons to live and to fight for? And his wife Renata, will she be able to return to a boring, common life, abandoning her role of "firs lady"? Winners or losers, they will have to face the reality, without races or victories.
Note of intentions
For us, Marco Olmo is a romantic hero, his challenge is epic and touching. His love for mountains and nature, his life of sacrifice and denials, are poetic.
His choice is inevitable: he runs to win again, to keep his hope alive.
But this battle is lost from the beginning. The inevitable tomorrow will reach him.
He can't run forever and, maybe starting from now, he can't win as before.
He will necessarily have to find other reasons to live. His history belongs to everyone, we all feel it as ours.
Beautiful things finish, and in that moment you have to be courageous and strong.
Not to stop, or to stop and leave again immediately.
One step beyond.