The digital flyers have already been removed from Facebook, the paper ones remain at the entrance to the Parco della Mandria, the large green lung of Turin which is the training center for hundreds of Piedmontese runners: «It has been a year since Maura Viceconte stopped its run between us. On Sunday 16 February we would like to remind you of the area that was dedicated to her here in the park on the occasion of the cross festival. Whoever wants to can run, walk, listen to the music she liked to see it again in the docufilm she had given herself, revisiting her life and who accompanied her. ”
After Simona Viceconte died, she took her own life a year after her sister Maura champion of the marathon
The event was canceled on Friday morning. The first anniversary of the death of Maura Viceconte, blue champion of the marathon of which he was also Italian record holder in 2000 with a formidable 2h23 ‘, was instead marked in the most terrible way: Thursday afternoon his younger sister Simona, 45, took his own life like the eldest, for no apparent reason or an explanatory note, leaving her husband and two young children. Simona, six years younger, had abandoned the Turin Valsusa for years and moved with her husband, an officer of Banca Tercas, on the outskirts of Teramo, in the village of Colleatterrato.
In the early afternoon Simona left her apartment and hanged herself on the railing of the stairs with a scarf. The body was discovered a few minutes later by a condominium, any attempt to rescue was useless. The same time, the same modalities of Maura’s death that exactly one year ago she had left her partner and children after Sunday lunch telling them that she would go to throw the trash. She was found hanging from a tree in the garden behind the house. In both cases, the difficulty in finding the motivations is enormous even by investigating among the closest friends. Maura had some health problems (hearing) but she had come out of a long battle against breast cancer, she feared for her job (the company in which she was employed had difficulties and she had always refused the shirt and the secure salary of a military company) but he had written and filmed a documentary about his life which he presented with satisfaction in the Piedmont squares and theaters announcing his dates on Facebook up to two days before his death.
Of Simona, very close to her sister, we only know that the trauma for Maura’s death had been terrible. In Valsusa nobody knew Simona Viceconte well. Walter, the older brother, fond of sax and mountain running, who organized the party in memory of Maura, rushed to Teramo where an autopsy was arranged on his sister’s body. The goal of the magistrate is to understand if Simona was hiding some health problems that may have led her to such an extreme gesture. “If the death of Maura, whom we knew well, remains an absolute mystery – explains a representative of his former club, Athletics Valsusa – that of his sister is even more so. Only the closest family members, and perhaps not even they, can try to find the causes ».
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