Italian speedskater Fabio Francolini from the team of Bouw & techniek won this weekend the marathon of Tilburg in in a full protected cutproof marathonsuit.
First marathon victory in protective suit!
In a thrilling sprint Italian Francolini made marathon history. He is the first Italian who won a marathon in the Netherland on the highest marathon level. He did thit in a full protective marathon suit of Hunter Sportswear. He had this suit, which is not as thick and stiff as the most other protective suits on the marked, under his normal skating suit.
This is only a sample suit off Hunter Sportswear and is not available in the stores. Currently, this skating suit, is still being developed and tested by Hunter Sportswear. Next year we want to deliver a high quality cut resistant suit for all marathon skaters. Important points are obviously flexibility, cut resistance and heat circulation.
Fabio Francolini is overjoyed with his protective suit. "I skate now for the third year in the Netherlands marathons and I have seen some really bad skating accidents. With this suit I feel much safer and that gives me confidence. It's not like nothing can happen, you're never completely safe, but is is a lot safer for sure" Francolini himself work together with us to make it suit better, more comfortable and safer.