Lisa Borzani first across the finishing line at the Tor des Géants 2016
This morning at 05:10 the Italian trail runner Lisa Borzani crossed the finishing line of Tor des Géants 2016, winning the women's event after 91 hours and 9 minutes and placing seventh overall.
She is tired, it's inevitable. But above all what one notices is her serenity, her great sense of humor ("now it’s me that’s got to wait" alluding to Paolo Pajaro, her partner who is still in race) and of course the satisfaction written all over her face. It's 5:10 am and Lisa Borzani just crossed the finishing line.
She's the winner of the women's category of the Tor 2016 in just over 91 hours, a time that puts her in seventh place overall. Borzani deserved the podium, her preparation prior to the competition had been immaculate and she raced with common sense and determination, aware of the difficulties of the race course and the high-altitude mountain environment.
Borzoi’s first place is the result of the mind and body working in unison. Her satisfaction is even greater when you consider the fact that previously she had placed second twice. The athlete from Padova considers the Tor the race of her life and she recently stated: "For me, Tor des Géants is the queen of all races because it is not just a competition. It is a wonderful way to learn and to hate what you don't like about yourself, to come to terms with this and accept yourself, and perhaps improve a little.”