Birthday : 06/16/1979

Favorite Shoe: Trail: La Sportiva Akasha – Road: Saucony Freedom 1

Favorite Distance: 50 miles, 100k

Favorite Place to Run: Brown Mountain Loop, Mt Lowe, from Cheney through Inspiration Point and recently I discovered Strawberry Loop. 

Favorite post-race meal:  Homemade risotto with mushrooms and a glass of Italian white wine, possibly Sauvignon Blanc from my hometown, Trieste.

Training philosophy:  Be diligent, consistent and manage well your time. Have your main goal always in mind. 

Favorite or go-to workout: Back to back long runs during the weekend

What I like to eat/drink before a run:  Toasted bread with peanut butter and a cup of espresso. 

Favorite quote that inspires me: You cannot teach a person anything, You can solely help them discover it within themselves. ‘Galileo Galilei’.

Why I run:  I run because I cannot live without it. Running energizes my body and clears my mind. I think better, I act better, I feel better and I live better. 

Where to find me when I’m not running: At school, teaching Italian language and literature or at home with my family.

Personal best:

  • 5K: 18.48
  • 10K: N/A
  • 1/2 Marathon: 1.29
  • Marathon: N/A
  • 50K: 5.02
  • 50 Miles: 9.29
  • 100K:  12.18
  • 100 Miles: N/A yet but it’s coming soon.