Ivan Centa


"I am not lacking determination"

Pilot: Ivan Centa
Nationality: Italy
Birth Date: 08.18.80
City: Pedavena (BL)
Country: Italy
Job: Técnico
Glider: OZONE Alpina 3
Harness: NEO StayUp
Helmet: SUPAIR Pilot
Sponsors:  Alpenplus
Assistant: Simone Canal
Nationality: Italy
Birth Date: 07.18.91
City: Lentiai (BL)
Country: Italy


What is your greatest sporting success?
Not one in particular, but many little satisfactions.

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started in 2001, when I was little and I saw the races for the famous Guarnieri trophy in Feltre, I thought I had to do it.

What is your mountaineering experience?
I was born in the mountains, I am alive with them.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Nothing in particular. I go running and I go flying when I can.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Many good memories, but it is difficult to say which one is the best. Any outing into the mountains gives me satisfaction. In paragliding, the firts time I reached Slovenia from my home.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
I have been taking part in hike&fly competitions for a few years. I really like the idea of flying, walking and exploring new places.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
No, it is my first time

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?

What will your strategy be during the race?
I haven't got any strategy, but I am not lacking determination.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
I like the idea of facing all these strong pilots. Then, the adventure, and the experience that a race can give you.

What scares you the most about the event?
Only having to withdraw.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Because she is young, motivated, and hungry for knowledge.

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