|Full name||Valeriano Pompeo Maurizio Arri|
June 22, 1892|
|Died||July 2, 1970(aged 78)|
|Club||US Barriera Nizza Torino|
|Achievements and titles|
Italian first Olympic medal in the Summer Olympics. Winner of the 1919 Turin Marathon with a time of 2:40:47.6 and champion of Italy, also in 1919, in Milan (but the distance of 48 km), with a time of 3:13:41.
Bothered by renal colic, despite being among the favorites, Arri did not win the Olympic marathon in Antwerp 1920, but after a remarkable comeback, finishing third, to prove his freshness he performed a series of somersaults that thrilled the audience and impressed the baron Pierre de Coubertin, who wanted to reward him with a cup, just as the Queen of England did 12 years before with the other Italian marathon runner Dorando Pietri.
- "Valerio Arri Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08.