One is born athlete, but one becomes runner.
Marinella Pignat seems she was born for running, even though she is a runner by chance.
Marinella does not go closer to ultratriail immediately. Love and passion for this sport grow slowly, after time. Classic dance from 5 to 12 years old and then volleyball.
Around 18 a bad hernia stops her path towards being an athlete, but only for a short period of time, the one necessary to find an alternative path that allows her to match her emotional part with the spiritual and physical one. Indeed, Marinella specifies, we are like a table with three arms, it is necessary that all three are stable otherwise you falter. Stronger than before, Marinella, in perfect harmony, discovers the beauty of running in mountains and fells in love with it.
Running, an infinite love
After seven months from the operation to the hernia, Marinella faces the first marathon: she runs it in 3h45. Then the second arrives, followed by the third. Later one step forward: 5 skyrace. Alongside, a 6hours one and a ultratrail: the Transvulcania. Then the second rank in Magraid. With the objective of overcoming her limits, Marinella has run for three and a half years, reaching 480km of races in a year.