Ultramarathon is for the few. The term is used to identify foot races, which have a distance of more than 42,195 metres, which is the official distance of a marathon. The sport has no specific rules. Each one determines its own distance and the most common ones in the world are 50 km and 100 km.
Every year the island of Boavista hosts this great event. The ultramarathon on the island usually brings together athletes from several countries, mainly from the European continent. The “Boavista Marathon Club” is the entity responsible for the preparation of this event on the island and is led by the Italian Pier Scaramelli who was also the coach responsible for preparing the national team for competitions abroad.