September 12th 1979 is a date that many Pietro Mennea‘s fans would certainly remember. The Italian athletics champion made his greatest record in Mexico City, at the 200 metres Universiade final. Pietro hit 19 seconds and 72 cents which remained unchallenged for 17 years, when Michael Johnson finally beat Pietro. Pietro Paolo Mennea will always be...

  WTI Magazine #82    2016 August 19Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   The XXXI Olympic Games of the Modern Era in Rio de Janeiro give us an opportunity to tell the life of Pietro Mennea, an Italian man who was first of all an athlete, and then became the symbol of the Italian tenacity and versatili...