Alberto Ceriani

Forty-two years , Milan , married with two daughters , Alberto Ceriani works as a receptionist in a bank in Milan . Sports always , at the age of 26 years become blind due to a rare disease , Leber ‘s syndrome . After a period of discouragement , he gives life with a friend who is blind , a site that tries to of accompanying sports for the blind and disabled via internet . Triathlete and marathon runner , as he participated in the European Championships and World Cup triathlon . In 2006 he was the first blind person to attend and finish the Hawaii Ironman .

Alberto Ceriani has participated in several events of which the most important are : – Milan Marathon – Crossing the Strait of Messina in swimming – Invitation to ironman klangefurt ( Austria ) – World Championships Ironman distance triathlon in Kona , Hawaii : the race is to swim for 3,800 meters in the Pacific Ocean , 180 kilometers cycling and finally running the marathon of 42,195 meters , all in one breath seamless , result final 13 hours and 52 minutes. – World Championship Olympic distance triathlon in Hamburg – European Championships on the Olympic distance in Lisbon in 2008 , where he obtained the gold medal . – World Championship triathlon on the Olympic distance gold coast 2009 ( Australia ) where he obtained the bronze medal – European Championships paratriathlon on the sprint distance in Ponte Vedra ( Spain ) , bronze medal .