Franco Arese celebrated in Milano

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Franco Arese, photo courtesy of Sportohistore

MILANO (ITA): IAAF informs that several past Italian and International running legends gathered for the launch of the book "Divieto di Sosta", the biography of Italy's middle distance great Franco Arese. Arese won the 1971 European 1500m title in Helsinki and held Italian National records at all middle distances from 800m to 10,000m before working as President of the Italian Athletics Federation FIDAL from 2004 to 2012 and of ASICS Europe for 31 years until 2013. Arese is now President of Karhu, a Finnish company specialising in running and ski apparel. The list of past stars who attended the book's launch included Finnish legends Pekka Vasala and Lasse Viren, former 800m world record holder and current Italian record holder Marcello Fiasconaro, Italian Olympic champions Abdon Pamich, Maurizio Damilano, Livio Berruti, Francesco Panetta and Fabrizio Donato. Informs the IAAF.

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