THE FIRST TRAINING SESSIONS ON THE MONT BLANC
In the 1920s, at the dawn of the discipline of mountain running, only a few Nations organized competitions in this discipline: USA, United Kingdom, USSR, France, Spain, Japan and Italy.
The first Italian athletes started to train on the Mont Blanc and the local Alps in preparation for the legendary Ivrea-Mombarone competition still held today.
In 1985 in Italy was organized the first internationally important competition such as the Mountain World Championship and few years later in 1991 was held the the first official Mont Blanc challenge.
If today we run and climb on the Mont Blanc without fear but with great reverence we also owe it to athletes, professionals and entrepreneurs who are dreamers and visionaries such as Marino Giacometti, Giulio Sergio Roi and Enrico Frachey. In three different ways they conytributed to the development of the discipline. Giacometti is a top athlete and founder of the FSA and later the International Sky-Running Federation; Roi is a sports doctor famous for his studies on performance at high altitude and the Fracey is the Managing Director of the Sports Company FILA, in fact one of the first sponsors of these sporting events.
All three were convinced that Mont Blanc was the perfect theater to challenge one's limits….
The same conviction that we have! ... Do you?