By David Monti.
(c) 2011 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved
July 13, 2011
Some of Italy's best distance runners will join the male winners of the
Boston, London and New York City Marathons at the Giro Podistico
Internazionale Di Castelbuono on July 26, organizers reported today.
Ruggero Pertile, the 2010 Turin Marathon champion, is the top Italian
athlete entered, and he will use the 10 km race as a tune-up for the
IAAF World Championships Marathon in Daegu. "It is always beautiful to
run in Castelbuono," Pertile said through a media release. The other
Italians entered in the invitation-only event are Giovanni Ruggiero,
Stefano La Rosa, Ahmed El Mazoury, Denis Curzi, Stefano Scaini and Yuri
Floriani. Geoffrey Mutai, who won the Boston Marathon; Emmanuel Mutai,
the London champion; and Gebre Gebremariam, the New York City champion
headline the event. USA half-marathon record holder Ryan Hall is also
running for the first time.