Racing heartbeat, sore muscles, dripping sweat, heavy eyelids, the feeling of being on the edge of your capacities. All these are parts of the daily routine of professional athletes. But what happens when running becomes your way of living? The Italian Eye has the honour to introduce you to a spectacular man who has never been among the professionals, and yet his impressive achievements in the running world, together with his strong will, are a true inspiration: William Gargiullo.
Gargiullo, 61, comes from Switzerland, and between the years 1977 and 2015 has paved his running track for over 114000 kilometres. Moreover, 6850 km were spent in competitions and marathons in different countries all over the world. Morocco, China, North and South Poles, Australia, USA, Finland, Denmark, Turkey — you name it, he has run there.