He has run more than 23,000 km but does not feel like a runner. He has rowed more than 35,000 km but does not feel like a rower. He has lived in total seclusion for more than 560 days but does not feel solitary. Alex Bellini was born in 1978 in a town in the mountains, and it was in the mountains that Alex learned his first lesson: cling to the rock and hold on, always looking for a support point even where the support seems to be lacking. It is this philosophy that led him, between 2000 and 2001, to participate in the most extreme marathons, including the Marathon des Sables. From the Moroccan desert to the ice fields: in 2002 and 2003, he tackled the Alaska Ultrasport in solitude, walking in the midst of the tundra, and ranking third overall. However, it is thanks to the ocean that Alex Bellini goes down in history. He was the first man in the world to have crossed the Mediterranean and Atlantic in solitude on a rowboat. Moreover, in 2008, Alex also rowed across the Pacific, from Lima to Australia, in 300 days. Today, Alex Bellini is a professional speaker and performance consultant. Alex is also the author of two award-winning books published by the publishing house Longanesi: “Mi chiamavano montanaro” and “Il Pacifico a remi”.