Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Di Canio: never known for his pace


Filed: Tuesday, 11th October 2011
By: Staff Writer


Former Hammer Paolo Di Canio has claimed to have run a 13-mile race by accident.

The current manager of Swindon Town - and still a firm favourite at the Boleyn - was due to complete the Swindon Fun Run on Sunday, a short trip that encompassed the first two miles of a fully-fledged half-marathon, after being appointed as the race starter.

However having completed his duties and finished the planned two-mile run, Di Canio claims that he was swept into the main crowd who were running the full race.

"There were three options," said the bemused Italian. "I thought I should start with the fun marathon but unfortunately we followed that [main] group and then we changed direction.

"I kept going and followed the first group who were doing the half-marathon. Unfortunately I ended up doing a full half-marathon plus 800 metres or so - so more than a half-marathon!

"To be honest, I wasn't ready but I never stopped running. At the end I was very happy because I finished without stopping, even for one second. I'm very happy, but it was very tough."

Di Canio, whose Swindon side are currently 13th in League Two is reported to have finished the event in one hour and 49 minutes - more than half-an-hour behind race winner Dave Roper.





Related News

   arrow   Payet 'legend' t-shirts on sale [6th Sep 2017]
   arrow   New deal for Knoyle [2nd Aug 2017]
   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [19th Jul 2017]
   arrow   Di Canio: West Ham til I die [18th Jul 2017]
   arrow   Bad night for Di Canio and James [video] [14th Jul 2017]
   arrow   Gold, Cresswell, Zabaleta & Fletcher : Friday's news [30th Jun 2017]
   arrow   Paolo Di Canio to return to east London as latest Italian 'Star Sixes' signing [29th Jun 2017]
   arrow   20 years of KUMB: the best of the best [7th Jun 2017]
   arrow   The 20th KUMB Annual Awards - vote now! [22nd May 2017]
   arrow   On this day... 25 October [25th Oct 2016]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Noble, Carroll, Bilic & Cresswell: Monday's news
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media ro...more
Three Years Ago
Danny Gabbidon's world record equalled
Few if any of our readers will know much - if anything at all - about Vancouver Whitecaps' Costa Ric...more
Five Years Ago
Big Sam blasts FA
Sam Allardyce has hit out at New Zealand Football after they insisted Winston Reid make the trip hom...more