Preamble.

Traditionally dramas are a five-act play. But this is the 30th edition of the legendary Maratona dles Dolomites and it’s more than a drama and therefore deserves six acts. The following play is an excerpt of the more than 9,000 individual stories full of pain, fun and glory as the racers conquered the 7 passi of the Maratona. The text is based purely on true circumstances and portrays the brutal journey of the modern hero on their horses made of carbon.

Michil Costa, president of the Maratona and creator of the play heralded in his opening speech that after this personal Odyssey, you’ll never be the same again. And he was right.
Michil Costa, president of the Maratona and creator of the play, declared in his opening speech that after this personal Odyssey, you’ll never be the same again. And he was right.

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