name is Angelo Bruno Salvetti and I was born in Castelnuovo
Magra (SP) on 14th March 1959 and I am still living there.
Before getting near the world of runners, I was a football referee, reaching
the 1° category with female teams.
At the end of that experience, I stayed still for 7 years, due to healthy
problems and, later, I started doing some physical exercises by running
around the streets of my village.
In 2004 I joined the ATHLETIC CENTRE in Favaro, near La Spezia, and, gradually I entered the world of competitions.
In 2006, thanks to my dear friend Paolo Callo, one of my colleagues
at work, , I took part into a Half- Marathon in Livorno, realizing a time
of 1h 28'( great time for me) and in that very moment, I decided to compete
in a real marathon.
So I started training , day after day, hoping to arrive at the end of
a long-distance race and, on 18th March 2007 at the Great Marathon in Rome, I crossed the finishing line with a time of 3h18'7".
It was fantastic!
From that moment on , I have not stopped any longer and, training after
training, I realized my best time - 1h 27' at the Half-Marathon in Lammari and , then, in December, I got another successful time
of 3h 8' in the Marathon in Milan.
But I wanted to experience new emotions. So I decided to take part into
an Extreme Marathon and, my wife, joking, proposed to me I should go into
As matter of fact, with the help of Paolo Barghini, the ultra-marathon
runner from Carrara, I kept on training hard and in March 2008,
I left for the 100 km long race in the SAHARA desert, covering
all the distance of 113 kms in 10h 26' 37" and reaching the 18th
Again in 2008, I competed in La Colle Marathon in FANO,
very exciting but tiring, with quite a good time of 3h 16' 42". An
incredible experience that all the lovers of running should try , both
for the beautiful places and for the good organization.
Later I trained for the PISTOIA_ABETONE: a long-race in slope of 54 km, finished
in 5h 25'29".
This competition like the Mugello's, ended in 3h 23' 49",
were useful to me for a really hard competitive race: the 250 km SAHARA
RACE at stages(from 26 to 31 October) in the White Egyptian desert,
which I finished with a time of 32h 54' 59", being placed seventh
and first in 40/49 category and third European.
But, not even satisfied , on my coming back home, after 2 weeks, I wanted
to keep my friend Piero Campanella company in the Marathon of
Florence, helping him reach his best time of 3h 22'.
I am sure I will not stop here , on the contrary, I have got great expectations
for my future as a runner, without even disdaining half-way and long-way
I would like to keep on competing in extreme marathons all over the deserts.
to everybody and have a nice time running.