After being told six weeks ago that he would never be able to run again following an injury our Axair Sporty Business Development Manager, Robert Burn has shown once again how drive and commitment to succeed can overcome challenges.
Sunday 18th October 2015, saw the 5th edition of the most scenic running competition in the world take place, the Sportsway International Lake Maggiore Marathon in Verbania, Italy. Every year hundreds of International athletes gather to run along the evocative Lake Maggiore’s banks in front of the beautiful Borromean Islands.
With Rob not being part of a team, he entered the race as a non-competitive runner alongside 65 other entrants in this kind and 374 competitive runners. Regardless of Rob’s injuries, his determination and hard work away from the event has shown him to be a fine athlete.
So how did Rob do? We’re extremely proud to say that Rob finished the 42km / 26mile race in 2:49:19 and placed 7th in the race overall when combining both competitive and non-competitive athletes. If Rob had of entered as a competitive racer he would have finished first in the SM50 and was delighted to add that the winner of the SM55 was just in front of him who is ranked the number 1 in Italy.