The first edition of Marcialonga Story was in 2013. The event took place as a tribute to the 40th edition of Marcialonga.
“People thought it was a very nice event. So then we decided to keep it in the yearly rooster, celebrating the traditions of skiing,” says Davide Stoffie, Event Director of Marcialonga.
On SC Play, you can now for the first time ever, watch the event live! It will be broadcasted with Ski Classics lead commentator Teemu Virtanen together with Enzo Macor from the Marcialonga organisation, giving the viewers the full history of the event.
Participants will ski about 11 kilometers from the start in Lago di Tesero to the finish in Predazzo. But this is no ordinary race; there is no timekeeping during the race, and there are no results lists afterward. However, the first to cross the finish line is celebrated.
What makes the race special is that the participants are using old ski equipment, no skis made after 1976 are allowed, and bindings must be 75mm. The clothing should also be contemporary with the equipment, and the skiers are given old-fashioned bib numbers.