15/06/2019   Firenze (ITA): in Clubs Championships victories of Trapletti and Fortunato

The Gold Final of Florence is the one that presents the most interesting athletes.

They start with about twenty minutes of delay (the scheduled departure was 20:10) on a beautiful evening in a stadium, however, almost empty with only the experts and the teaam leaders of the clubs involved for the Championships.
The men starts for their 25 laps in lane 1, while the women start in lane 5, shortly after the third hurdle of the 400hs and compete for 11 laps + 269.63 meters.
5.000m track walk women
Eleonora Dominici (ITA), Valentina Trapletti (ITA) and Nicole Colombi (ITA) immediately took the lead.
After a couple of laps Nicole Colombi comes off a few feet and leaves the company of the other two athletes.
Approximately two thirds of the race Valentina Trapletti forces the pace that puts an end to the struggle for victory.
Victory for Valentina Trapletti in 21:50:83
These are hier split times:
- 1.000m: 4:38.5
- 2.000m: 8:53.7 (4:15.2)
- 3.000m: 13:15.7
- 4.000m: 17:32.5
- last 1,000m in 4:18:33
Second place for Eleonora Dominici in 22:09.23
Third place for Nicole Colombi in 22:29.53

























10.000m track walk men
A solo competition by Francesco Fortunato who evidently wanted to avenge the not-so-good-looking race of Alytus.
Always in the lead from the beginning to the end he inflicted on the second arrived over 2 laps.
Wins in 39:00.79 which represents the new personal best on the distance (precedent of 39:44.14 established in Orvieto, ITA on Apr. 23, 2017).
This performance is the fourth world performance of the 2019 season


38:28.05 Massimo STANO 27 FEB 1992 ITAITA Roma (ITA) 28 APR 2019
38:30.61 Dane Alex BIRD-SMITH 15 JUL 1992 AUSAUS Sydney (AUS) 05 APR 2019
38:52.76 Perseus KARLSTRÖM 02 MAY 1990 SWESWE Canberra (AUS) 09 JAN 2019
39:00.79 Francesco FORTUNTO 13 DEC 1994 ITAITA Firenze (ITA) 25 MAY 2019


These are his split times:
- 1.000m: 3:56.8
- 2.000m: 7:57.2
- 3.000m: 11:52.6
- 4.000m: 15:44.7
- 5.000m: 19:46.1
- 6.000m: 23:38.9
- 7.000m: 27:41.3
- 8.000m: 31:26.4
- 9.000m: 35:19.2
- last 1,000m in 3:41.50
Second place for Riccardo Orsoni (ITA) in 42:55.53
Third place for Leonardo Dei Tos (ITA) in 43:08.20
Two more DQ for Stefano Chiesa and Emiliano Brigante.





Results of the other finals:



Final Silver - Imola: click here




Final Bronze - Orvieto: click here




Finale B - La Spezia: click here