Full name: Valeriano Pompeo Maurizio "Valerio" Arri
Born: June 22, 1892 in Portacomaro, Asti, Italy
Died: July 2, 1970
Affiliations: US Barriera Nizza Torino
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Valerio Arri had his first minor success in 1912, placing ninth in the Franco-Italian run from Nice to Monaco. His first victories came in 1917 winning the cross-country run of US Ausonia in La Spezia. In 1919, then wearing the colors of US Barriera Nizza Torino, he won the first Torino marathon and a bit later a 48 km marathon in Milano, which earned him the Italian Championship and a place on the Italian 1920 Olympic team. After winning the bronze medal in Antwerpen he continued to run long distances but with less success, but still placed fourth in 1921 and third in 1923 at the Torino Marathon. Since 1996, the âPremio Valerio Arriâ has been awarded to honor the winner of the Torino Marathon, which has become one of the most important awards in Italian athletics.
Personal Best\: Mar â 2-36:33 (1920).
|1920 Summer||27||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's Marathon||Italy||ITA||3||Bronze|
|1920 Summer||27||Antwerpen||Athletics||Italy||Final Standings||3||2-36:32.8|