Ilaria Success Story
Ilaria Success Story
Ilaria, 25 years old Italian athlete.
I started practicing athletics for 7 years, almost for fun, a game that then became my life. My first approach to athletics was speed, especially the 200 meters, then I realized they weren’t right for me, so I started giving myself to middle distance and my beloved 800 meters.
On this distance, I started to get the first important results and the first participation in the Italian championships, up to get the pass for the absolute Italian championships in Pescara in 2018, thanks to the work done with what at the time was my new coach Silvio, for me a guide and a point of reference. In 2018, I decided to leave my old company to try to leap and I met him on my way, the best thing that could happen to me in my career as an athlete.
Silvio has always made me understand that my real distance was 1500, so I slowly started working to prepare them and in 2020 I managed to snatch the pass (despite all the limitations and obstacles of the pandemic) for the absolute Italian championships in Modena. Unfortunately, however, my life as an athlete has always been characterized by ups and downs, I often injure myself, but with each fall I always got up stronger and more determined than before in wanting to achieve my dream. As I always say “if a dream has so many obstacles, it means it’s the right one”
What motivates me in my sport is the desire to reach my goals, every time they put the bar higher and higher but always keeping my feet on the ground. I think the secret is this setting small goal, and working hard to try to achieve them. Then I think one thing everyone should learn is that in the end, he wins rather than gives up. If you want something goes open it, with sacrifice, dedication, and with the strength to be able to overcome everything that life puts in front of you, do not listen to people, listen only to yourself and your heart, follow your path and be who you want to be, because true happiness lies in living life with a passion that overwhelms you, for better or for worse, because even when
you suffer it means that you will be alive.
One of the races that I am happiest to have won was the battery of the
the international city of Nembro meeting in 800 meters.