SPECIALITY 50 Km Race walk

Date of birth: 12/05/1981

Place of birth: Roma

Height x weight: 1,88 x 69

First Club: Sai Assicura Roma

Club: Fiamme Gialle

First Coach: Daniela Ricciutelli, Cristiana Pellino

Coach: Patrizio Parcesepe

Hobby: Photography, fashon

Relationship Status: Married

Olympic Games Participation:

3 (Pechino 2008, Londra 2012, Rio 2016)


He grew up in the Sai Assicura Roma team and did a bit of everything, from running to jumping, until he was 19. He became a race walker under the guidance of Daniela Ricciutelli and the late Cristiana Pellino. He joined the Fiamme Gialle in October 2001 and proved to be one of the most reliable in the 50km, trained by Patrizio Parcesepe. He came third in the 2016 World Team Championships in Rome with a personal best. From October 2016 he was being coached by Giovanni De Benedictis, Olympic 20km bronze medallist in 1992, but at the end of 2019 he returned to Parcesepe. Married to Claudia, he is the father of two girls and has also dabbled as a model in the past. He took part in seven World Championships, with three Olympic appearances.



Olympic Games

19º Pechino (CHN) 2008 
17º Londra (GBR) 2012 
21° Rio (BRA) 2016 

World Championships

13º Helsinki (FIN) 2005 
8º Berlino (GER) 2009
12º Daegu (KOR) 2011
15° Mosca (RUS) 2013
16° Pechino (CHN) 2015
8° Londra (GBR) 2017

European Championships

7º Goteborg 2006
6º Barcellona 2010
7° Zurigo 2014
10° Berlino 2018

World Cup

9. La Coruna 2006
8° Cheboksary 2008
14° Chihuahua 2010
6° Saransk 2012
51° Taicang 2014 (20 km)
4° Roma 2016