Marco Olmo is a living legend in extreme running. Before devoting himself to sport, he was a farmer, a lorry-driver and a cement-factory worker. He also worked in the quarry on his family’s land for twenty years. Running became his reason for living and the only thing that could save him from a bitter destiny. When he was sixty, he won the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, the world’s biggest and toughest endurance race. Despite his age, his aches and pains, and a season of defeats by younger, better-prepared athletes, he has no intention of giving in. With his wife Renata, who supports him through everything, he trains for the event for a whole year. It could be the last race of his career. Marco must win in order to prove to himself that he still has what it takes.
He was born in Bra (CN) in 1976. In 2001 he graduated in architecture at Turin Polytechnic, with a thesis on sustainable architecture and the relationship between construction and ecological sustainability. In 2009, together with Stefano Scarafia, he made the documentary film “Gente di Terra Madre”, presented at the Cinemambiente festival in Turin and Slow Food on Film in Bologna. Since 2009 he has worked with the Bracinetica association, for which he has directed the short films “Supereroi” (2010), “T540 (da cortile a cortile)” (2010) and “La casa del Santo” (2009).
Born in Cuneo in 1978, in 2004 he graduated in architecture at Turin Polytechnic. During his studies he worked as an author and director for advertising agencies and video production studios and also worked on the production of audiovisual projects for the Faculty of Architecture. He has made independent short films and documentaries participating at national and international festivals, including the award-winning “Quelli di via Artom”.