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24 September 2019, 2pm

Foreign runners no longer require a medical certificate for Italian distance races

Paperwork eased for running tourists in Italy

Taking part in Italian marathons and half marathons just got easier for foreign athletes.

Runners who are not members of recognized sport clubs in their own countries can finally participate in Italian races without having to present a medical certificate. From now on they’ll simply sign a liability waiver.

The Italian Athletics Federation (FIDAL) has amended a regulation which, until now, required organizers to only accept medical certificates that conformed to the Italian legal system.

This is a really important turning point settled thanks to the intense and favorable cooperation between the Italian Athletics Federation and the event organizers.

Finally, all Italian sports events of international level will have the opportunity to welcome all those foreign citizens, with tourist-sporting goals, who had always run elsewhere due to the Italian bureaucratic difficulties.

The participation regulations for foreign athletes registered for sports clubs affiliated to foreign federations remain unchanged.

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