“A revealing and unexpected plot twist of what compelled a top international model to ditch the limelight and jet setting lifestyle of high fashion to pursue a life of self-discovery at the frontiers of human endurance.”
Ultrarunning Legend and Best Selling Author
Michele left Italy for Miami in 2007 to expand the family business. Caught in a thunderstorm, he ducked into a Johnny Rockets, got scouted by a renowned agent, and walked out a professional model.
An elite modeling career brought expensive cars, penthouses, parties, and celebrities, but his accidental “American Dream” was never his own.
Feeling the emptiness of a shallow, dark lifestyle, Michele set out for adventure and fulfillment, finding it in the unlikeliest place—a book about ultramarathon running.
Within a few short years, his passion and dedication for ultra running placed him among the top endurance athletes in the world. Running hundreds of miles in the extremes of the frozen Yukon and the scorching heat of Death Valley, he pushed his body and mind beyond every limit imaginable.
Ultra is not about winning. It’s not about running. It’s a means to return to Nature and a journey to find your purpose, giving your all on the quest for your best self.
In this talk, Michele describes the life-changing moment when he took that first step into the unknown and all that he's learned as he has journeyed throughout the world, pushing his limits in pursuit of his passion.
La Sportiva presents a journey that brings us to visit some of the most inhospitable environments on earth and to learn about the limits of the human body.
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