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05 sep 2014

50th Palio of the Quercia

One of the oldest athletics meeting in Italy is of course Mondotrack.

Tuesday, September 2nd  the fiftieth edition of the Palio of Quercia was held in Rovereto. The absolute star of the evening was Federica Del Buono: the 19-year old  Italian athlete, in fact, won the 1500m running race in 4'05 "32, thus improving their own personal time to a second abundant. Two other athletes were the stars of exciting races: Libiana Grenot, won gold in the 400m at the recent European Championships, she had to settle for second place, behind the Jamaican Stephanie McPherson, who raced in 50"69; race in the high jump, Alessia Trost has improved an inch its seasonal staff, jumping 1.91, but could not get past the second place, behind Ukrainian Okuneva, who won with 1.94.

In other matches, the stand out success of Justin Gatlin in the 100m, who ran in 10"07, and that of Olympian and former world record holder in the 110m hurdles Tyron Robles, who dominated the race finishing with a time of 13"29.