Wednesday 24 May 2017

Di Canio proves fitness in error

Swindon's manager Paolo Di Canio took a wrong turn and ended up running the town's half-marathon last weekend.

The colourful Italian was taking part in a two-mile fun run but after getting lost on the course, Di Canio showed he still had enough miles in the legs to complete the 13 miles in an impressive one hour 49 minutes, despite his lack of preparation.

"I couldn't stop, there was a challenge," he said.

"Unfortunately I ended up doing a full half-marathon plus 800 metres.

"At the end I was very happy because I finished without stopping, even for one second.

"I wasn't ready but I never stopped running. I'm happy but it was very tough."

Irish Independent

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