Giulia Scardoni

You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs. (Jesse Owens)

I live in Bosco Chiesanuova, a small village in the Lessini mountains above Verona. I am a cross country skiing teacher and I will soon be opening an agri-craft brewery. The sport of the Scardoni family is cross country skiing. My parents love it and my sister Lucia took part in the last winter Olympics in Korea. Due to my background, my summer training consisted of running.

When I decided to no longer engage in competitive sport, I started running for personal pleasure to explore and lose myself in nature without having to check my watch and control timings. I have never taken part in any race, however, as I don’t really like competition. Two years ago, a friend of mine convinced me to go to Sardinia for a trail race and I was completely fascinated. Shortly after, I faced one of life’s tests: I lost my brother in a road accident and running helped me a lot. I believe that I will carry on running as long as I can. My favourite race was Transcivetta 2016, one of the first ones I took part in and which my sister and I won - an unexpected and emotional finish line.

I love the format of the two-person team because it requires harmony and knowledge of each of our limits. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a bad race because you can learn something even in moments of crisis. Everything is useful. And even in those races where I struggled, I got to know myself better and understand my limits. 


Highlights

2017
• Velenosa 2°
• Cortina skyrace 3°
• Transcivetta 1°
• Trail delle creste 1°
• Cadini skyrace 1°
• Lessinia legend run 1°

2016
• Asinara trail 1°
• Transcivetta 1°
• Auronzo vertical contest 2°
• Trail del Gevero 2°

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