What drives a man to test his limits? Curiosity, primarily. At least that’s the answer that ultrarunner Stefano Gregoretti gives. An agronomist by profession, an athlete by vocation, an explorer by nature. Stefano is curious. He wants to test himself, to travel and discover new places in the world, pushing himself beyond his own limits.
Stefano Gregoretti was born in Rimini in 1974. He was a delicate child, with a back tending to scoliosis and feet forced into hideous orthopedic shoes. A distinctly different image from the one we’re used to seeing today, as he engages in challenges at the limits of human endurance.
Sports came into Stefano’s life early. From an early age he practiced swimming and alpine skiing. In 2005 he discovered the world of triathlon, and it was love at first sight. This physically demanding discipline offered him the right combination of desire for training, competition, and adventure. The same desire that would lead him to imagine crossing continents, deserts, and mountains. “I give vent to my thirst for life.” From wild and cold Baffin Island, to harsh and extreme Siberia in winter, experienced to the rhythm of the pedals, by way of hot and unlivable Death Valley. Not to mention experiences such as running through Italy, from Pompeii to Torbole, crossing the inland areas of the country. And also Patagonia and Kamchatka.