Simeoni in Corsa di Miguel

Filippo Simeoni signs

Filippo Simeoni signs (Image credit: Start Communcation)

Italian road champion Filippo Simeoni will participate in the Festival della Letteratura Sportiva, a sportive literature festival, in Rome this weekend, including the Corsa di Miguel, a ten-kilometre running race, on Sunday. Simeoni will precede the runners on his bicycle and commentate the race live for Italian TV station RAI.

The Corsa di Miguel is a race in remembrance of Miguel Benancio Sanchez, who was abducted during the military dictatorship in Argentina in the 1970's. Long distance and marathon runner Benancio Sanchez was 25 years old when he vanished.

Simeoni didn't hesitate when he received the invite. "I accepted the invitation immediately and I am donating my maglia tricolore to represent the defence of civil rights in all of the world."

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