The International tour is an athletic competition that takes place every year in Castelbuono ( Sicily) on 26 July. It is organized by the Gruppo Atletico Polisportivo Castelbuonese.
The tour begins and ends at the centre of Margherita Square, where there’s an ancient Church called ‘Madrice Vecchia’. The competition is developped along the main street of the village, where we can see an old fountain so named ‘ Venere Ciprea’ and at the end of the street there’s the main symbol of Castelbuono, the Ventimiglia Castle with an amazing view of the Madonie. This is the route of the tour.
The route runs through the heart of the historical center of Castelbuono, along a circuit to be repeated 10 times for a total of 11,340 Km. The start and finish are located in Piazza Margherita, at the center of the country.
“... e quando arrivi ti senti subito coinvolto in un’atmosfera che devi solo riscoprire in te e che riconosci nei tavolini sistemati nelle piazze e nelle strade nelle voci della gente che vuole esserci, vuole vedere gli spettacoli, vuole essere parte viva del gioco, protagonista unica della festa.”
Rosa Maria Di Giorgi*
* Senatrice della Repubblica Italiana
ex Assessore alla Cultura del Comune di Firenze
The International tour is an athletic competition that takes place every year in Castelbuono ( Sicily) on 26 July. It is organized by the Gruppo atletico polisportivo castelbuonese.
At the begin , the competition was called ‘ La maratonina dei 10 giri’ and it was created by the Associazione Sport Club Nebrodese led by Vincenzo Cicero, Totò Guzio e Giovanni Lupo.
Since 1937 the tour was organized by Totò Spallino with his two friends: Silvestro Zito and Guido Mitra. Spallino made the competition more and more important engaging all the middle-distance sicilian champions and also National caliber athletes.
In 1976, Spallino made the competition International thanks to the presence of athletes from all over the world. When he died in 1977, the tour was organized by Totò Mazzola and in 1994 by Mario Fesi.
From 2016 the group is renewed to continue the glorious history of the race "i Sant'Anna".
organization chart: Antonio Castiglia (PRESIDENT) - Mario Ficarra (VICE PRESIDENT) - Dario Di Garbo (SECRETARY) - Tommaso Raimondo (ADVISER) - Vincenzo Fina (ADVISER) - Michele Spallino - Vincenzo La Grua - Giovanni Di Liberti - Maurizio Cammarata - Nunzio La Scuola - Anna Studiale (MEMBERS)
1912 BLANCHET (ITA) - 1913 BLANCHET (ITA) - 1914 SCELTA (ITA) - 1920 MILITELLO(ITA) - 1921 MASCALI(ITA) - 1922 MASCALI (ITA) - 1923 MASCALI (ITA) - 1924 MASCALI (ITA) - 1925 SPREAFICO (ITA) -1926 SPREAFICO (ITA) - 1927 CITARELLA (ITA) - 1928 CITARELLA (ITA) - 1931 LOMBARDO (ITA) - 1932 LA BIANCA (ITA) - 1933 LA BIANCA (ITA) - 1934 LA BIANCA (ITA) - 1935 MORELLO (ITA) - 1937 MERLINO (ITA) - 1938 RUGGERI (ITA) - 1939 RUGGERI (ITA) - 1942 FONTANA (ITA) - 1946 RENDA (ITA) - 1947 CULTRONE (ITA) - 1948 PANICO (ITA) - 1949 CULTRONE (ITA) - 1950 CULTRONE (ITA) - 1951 BALISTRERI (ITA) - 1952 CALDERONE (ITA) - 1953 CALDERONE (ITA) - 1954 CAPPUCCIO (ITA) - 1955 CULTRONE (ITA) - 1956 BUCOLO (ITA) - 1957 DI STEFANO (ITA) - 1959 ASSI (ITA) - 1960 LONGO (ITA) - 1961 BUCOLO (ITA) - 1962 SCOTTO (ITA) - 1963 BUFFA (ITA) - 1964 SABATINO (ITA) - 1965 MASTROIENI (ITA) - 1966 ARDIZZONE (ITA) - 1967 MASTROIENI (ITA) - 1968 AMANTE (ITA) - 1969 RIOLO (ITA) - 1970 DE PALMA (ITA) - 1971 AMANTE (ITA) - 1972 AMANTE (ITA) - 1973 ARDIZZONE (ITA) - 1974 ARENA (ITA) - 1975 ACCAPUTO (ITA) - 1976 ZARCONE (ITA) - 1977 FAVA (ITA) - 1978 ORTIS (ITA) - 1979 PIZZOLATO (ITA) - 1980 SOLONE (ITA) - 1981 SOLONE (ITA) - 1982 ARENA (ITA) - 1983 PIZZOLATO (ITA) - 1984 PIZZOLATO (ITA) - 1985 NICOSIA (ITA) - 1986 NICOSIA (ITA) - 1987 BORDIN (ITA) - 1988 BORDIN (ITA) - 1989 BETTIOL (ITA) - 1990 KOECH (KEN) - 1991 AKONAY (TAN) - 1992 KOECH (KEN) - 1993 CHEROMEI (KEN) - 1994 TERGAT (KEN) - 1995 SILVA G.(MEX) - 1996 KIPTUM W.(KEN) - 1997 CHELULE (KEN) - 1998 KHANNOUCHI (MAR) - 1999 RAMAALA (RSA) - 2000 BARUS (KEN) - 2001 BARUS (KEN) - 2002 BARUS (KEN) - 2003 TERGAT (KEN) - 2004 MARTIN LEL (KEN) - 2005 KIPROTICH (KEN) - 2006 CHERUIYOT R.(KEN) - 2007 MARTINEZ (ESP) - 2008 JEILAN G. I.(ETH) - 2009 KIPRUTO (KEN) - 2010 TADESE (ERI) - 2011 MUTAI G.(KEN) - 2012 BEKELE TARIKU (ETH) - 2013 KIPROP G.(KEN) - 2014 GHEBRESALASSIE (ERI) - 2015 KORIR (KEN) - 2016 MUHITIRA (RWA)
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Palermo - Italy
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