|Federica Del Buono (foto Giancarlo Colombo)|
55° Campaccio, in the juniores, a young Federica Del Buono was second in the rank of her category with 23’36”. 6th January 2015: 58° Campaccio, Federica Del Buono will be one of the best athletes competing for the win on the fields in San Giorgio su Legnano, with a fifth place at the Zurich European Championship, a personal best of 4’05”32”on 1.500mt and 2’00’58” on 800 mt run with a not perfect path.
Federica, from the trackfield to cross country. Why you will run the Campaccio?
“I can’t miss the chance to run such an high level cross country at home. I need to learn about this discipline and I’m looking forward to be at the starting line”
You know that you will be running with the world’s best athletes?
“Yes and it’s exciting. The winter season is essential, I’m really weak and I need to strengthen legs, ankles and feet. Thanks to the cross I’ll run better next summer.”
What is your schedule on 2015?
“I already did two cross, I’ll do the Italian Championship, I’ll be at the 3000m at the indoor European Championship in Prague and at the in indoor Italian Championship, but the real target is the outdoor next summer, U23 European Championship and Beijing World Championship”
What you feel is still missing in Federica Del Buono to reach the next step in 2015?
“I hope to be better in general. A winter season without problems will be already a good point for a good summer as I was always late with the training. I will be more selective, doing highest level competitions, so I can try to improve with the help of great athletes”
2015 will be the year of your confirmation. Do you feel this as a responsibility?
“Not really and actually I like it. At the beginning of the last season I was not really considered, for good reasons as I didn’t already show my potential. Now that I’m often under the spotlight, I feel the need to double my effort, to put all myself into the race”.
How Federica Del Buono trains?
“My trainer is my mum, I run on the trackfield about twice a week then I run on the street, also up the hill to work on my strength. I run on different grounds. Always twice a day, one running, the other technical and fitness.” “I like to train at home and by myself, I have my balance and I don’t want to change at the moment as the results are good. I’m ok with the stages abroad but for a short time as I don’t want to change my mother as trainer.”
The other athletes competing with Federica del Buono are Veronica Inglese, 2014 Italian Champion on the 10000 mt, 3rd at the Giulietta&Romeo Half Marathon for the Italian Half Marathon Championship; Peres Jepchichir from Kenya, used to longer distance; again from Kenya Janet Kisa under the spotlights in several summer Diamond League meetings on the 3000 e 5000 meters, Ruth Jebet from Bahrain, Asian Champion and 2014 Junior World Champion in 3000 steeplechase with 9’36”74. On the list the Belgian Almenesh Belete, with a personal best of 4’06”87” in 1500 mt and Irine Chebet Cheptai silver medalist in the Cross in 2008 and 10th in the Cross World Championship in 2013. At the starting line also the young Nicole Reina at her first time as seniores.