April 2013

Igor Nastic

The moment that I met Marco took place in early May a few years ago on the banks of the icy waters of Lake Lugano. That day he had asked me a few tips on the Ironman 70.3 in Rapperswil. Since he had never swam with a wetsuit and especially in the water that did not exceed 18 degrees, I had no choice but to initiate him into the world of endurance sports. Marco would swim for 30 minutes without stopping in the water and within a few weeks, not only managed to impress me for his incredible dedication in training but also impressed me more on the most beautiful part for a sportsman and that was finishing his first triathlon with a smile on his face. Marco is a person full of energy at 360 degree-turn, tenacious in sports and impressive with electric guitar playing pieces of Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. This is the friend Marco: a bicycle, a guitar, a glass of good wine with friends and so many dreams to fulfill.

- Igor Nastic , teacher and champion of Ticino Triathlon.