Valerio Arri

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Valerio Arri
Valerio Arri 1920.jpg
Personal information
Full name Valeriano Pompeo Maurizio Arri
Nickname(s) Murissi
Nationality Italian
Born (1892-06-22)June 22, 1892
Portacomaro, Italy
Died July 2, 1970(1970-07-02) (aged 78)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Club US Barriera Nizza Torino
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Marathon – 2:36:33 (1920)[1]

Valeriano Pompeo Maurizio "Valerio" Arri (22 June 1892 – 2 July 1970) was an Italian marathon runner. He won a bronze medal at the 1920 Olympics in his all-time personal best time of 2:36:33.[1]

Arri started competing in early 1910s, but had his first major successes in 1919, when he won the Turin Marathon in a time of 2:40:47.6 and the national title over 48 km, in a time of 3:13:41. His career declined after the 1920 Olympics – he placed fourth in 1921 and third in 1923 at the Turin Marathon. Since 1996, the “Premio Valerio Arri” has been awarded to honor the winner of that race.[1]