Fabio Rizzo Cascio

Runners Information

Your Name: Fabio Rizzo Cascio

Occupation: Software Developer

Home Town: Woodford Green

 

Runners FAQ

What is your running background?

I have been doing sports since I was 5, football, swimming, track and field, combat sport, triathlon. I actually started running-only in mid 2014 and racing in 2015

 

When did you first start running Ultra marathons and why?

I started running after doing Ironmans, in my mind ultras were the next thing. I trained for a bit, basically just increasing volume and did my first ultra as a training run with a friend on the Thames Path (50 miles)

 

When or where (at which events) are we most likely to see you?

Marathons and ultras in Europe and UK

 

What are your personal key running achievements to date?

Finishing Sparta in 2018

Finishing the London marathon in 2:35 in 2017

Finishing KACR in 2018

Finishing UTMB in 2017

 

What was your hardest race experience?

Definitely Sparta 2017 where I didn’t finish. Picked up an injury after 90km run/walk to 170km and quit after that.

 

What events do you have planned for 2018 up to Spartathlon? (Dates/name of key events)

SDW 100 8th of June

24hr race in Germany 22nd  of July

 

What is your typical race strategy for an ultra?

Don’t start too fast and try to keep a constant pace

 

What does a typical training week look like?

Between 50 and 100 miles depending if it is marathon season or ultra season. I do a lot of my miles to and from work, 17 km each way.

 

What one tip would you pass onto people running an Ultra marathon for the first time?

Learn how to suffer and be mentally prepared for it, find something you can eat after 20 hours of running.

 

Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I have 2 dogs, I’m vegan and I love baking bread.

Spartathlon Questions

Have you taken part in the Spartathlon before?

Yes

 

How did you get on? 

2017 DNF

2018 28:42

 

What tip would you pass on to those taking part for the first time?

Train your legs more than you think you should, quads especially.

 

What are you looking forward to at the Spartathlon race?

The atmosphere, the people, the statue and the food!

 

What are you not looking forward to during the Spartathlon race?

Nothing really

 

How will you prepare specifically for the Spartathlon race?

Lots of miles on road, legs and core strength and heat training

 

Will you be bringing any support crew to the race? 

Yes. My friend Spencer, he is a runner too and he is pretty funny so he can help me in the dark moments of the race.