(Maurizio Crispi) A fine gara, poco prima della Conferenza stampa riservata ai primi tre uomini e donne del Campionato del Mondo 2012, Giorgio Calcaterra è stato intervistato dalla statunitense Meghan Hicks per un conto di un sito web (fatto soprattutto di notizie video) di marca USA che gode tra i runner americani dfi grande popolarità, con un elevatissimo numero di visitatori unici per anno.
In questa circostanza, mi sono ritrovato - in mancanza di un traduttore ufficiale) a fare da interprete per Giorgio Calcaterra (come è pure capitato a Winschoten nel 2011).
Meghan Hicks, la giornalista USA che, presente sul campo di gara, operava per il sito web USA "iRunFar. Mud, mountains, miles and more" (che poi significa "Io corro lontano. Fango, Montagne, Miglia e molto di più") ha chiesto di poter intervistare Giorgio Calcaterra e mi ha coinvolto in un'imprevista collaborazione sia per spiegare a Giorgio le domande che intendeva porgli sia per la traduzione delle sue risposte ed argomentazioni.
Ci siamo un po' appartati dalla zona degli arrivi perché le amplificazioni erano troppo assordanti e disturbavano la registrazione.
Spero di essermela cavata sufficientemente bene con la traduzione: su alcuni termini il mio inglese è un po' arruginito e, in alcuni momenti, ho avuto qualche esitazione nel trovare o nel dire la parola giusta, ma spero di essere riuscito a farmi capire.
Meghan Hicks ci ha spiegato che www.irunfar.com ("io corro lontano") è la pagina web di corsa più popolare e più seguita negli Stati Uniti, con oltre 9 milioni di visitatori unici all'anno.
Meghan H. Hicks è una sportiva e una runner, oltre che essere impegnata in questa atrtività giornalistica.
Ecco il testo dell'intervista (trascrizione) e il link che porta alla pagina originale dove è possibile vedere il video.
Ps. Thanks to Maurizio Crispi of www.
[Due to the poor audio quality of the video we're posting the transcript first. Sometimes there aren't better options on location and we're forced to take what we can get.]
iRunFar: Good afternoon, I’m with the 2012 IAU World 100k Championship Champion, Giorgio Calcaterra, of Italy. He’s a native of Italy so he just had the win in his own country. It’s just a short time after the race now, how are you feeling?
Giorgio Calcaterra: I’m feeling very well but just after the race I felt a little bit tired. After having some drink and a little bit of food, I’m feeling much better.
iRF: So just a “little bit tired” after having run 100k?
Calcaterra: Quite so.
Calcaterra: I am very happy and I know that this one is my personal best in the 100k. But I have already run a personal best at a very difficult race and since that one was so hard, I knew I could run better here.
iRF: This course in particular you found to be a challenging course to set your personal best?
Calcaterra: It was quite comfortable here because it was very flat, very few bridges to run up, and the temperature was quite ideal especially in the first part of the race.
iRF: Let’s talk about your race. As the day went on, were you competing with your watch, against time, or were you keeping your competitors in your mind?
Calcaterra: I was careful of who was behind me but as time went on, I competed against time. (Significant background noise.)
iRF: So running mostly by other people and then later with your watch?
Calcaterra: No, this special race, I was careful of other runers. Other races, I look more frequently at time. This race, I was careful with time/kilometers because I was afraid of running too strongly. (Significant background noise.)
iRF: So the last 20k, by yourself, running through town, what was going through your mind?
Calcaterra: During the last lap, I was quite afraid of being passed by others behind. I had no information about their position. So since my pace was slower than the first laps, so I was careful…
iRF: Well, obviously you saved enough for that last lap, enough to achieve the winning position, and also achieve a personal best. He saved enough that he wasn’t overtaken and won by several minutes and had a personal best.
Calcaterra: I was confident I could reach the finish line with a personal best. I was very tired at the end and I was afraid of not managing it.
iRF: Congratulations on working through those challenges. Congratulations also on your championship for the second year in a row. On behalf of us at irunFar as well as all the folks watching this, we say, “Congratulations!”
I would also like to take a moment to thank our translator, Maurizio and to acknowledge your website. You are a journalist and a photographer for a running website here in Italy. Please tell us your about your website and your name.
Maurizio Crispi (Translator): My name is Maurizio Crispi, and my website is www.ultramaratonemaratonedintorni.com.
iRF: Thank you and thanks again for the translating today.