Constantine Panayotou

Manager and International Liaison

Resident of Zurich Switzerland.

Constantine is a banker with Credit Suisse Group in Zurich, and has long experience in the finance industry as well as in managing and fundraising for entrepreneurial ventures. He has a great interest in sports and has in particular a strong connection with football.

Silvia Nonell

Press and communication

Born 19/07/70 in Barcelona, Spain

Resides in Barcelona with her husband and two children.

Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, Italian and Greek.

Passionate about communication and press relations – her premise is to create bridges of communication between her clients and the media, with whom she has a close relationship.

Fond of running and cycling since she was a child – her two favourite sports as well as trekking.

Of all of Alex’s phrases, my favourite is: “If it’s easy and if success is guaranteed, it’s not a challenge.”

Joan Redolad & Ana Rey

Diseño Web/ Branding

Mentores en Diseño

Joan es catalán (Barcelona, 1970), director de Arte. Inquieto, trabajador incansable, resuelve todos los desafíos con una sonrisa. Ama el arte, el blues y las motos.

Ana es argentina (Córdoba, 1963), periodista e ilustradora. Polifacética, comprometida y entusiasta, ama los gatos, el cine y el arte en general.

Ambos trabajan en tactilestudio, desde el que idean, proyectan y desarrollan diversos proyectos creativos para empresas y profesionales.

Colaboran estrechamente con Alex desde 2010.

Son responsables de su marca y del diseño y actualización de sus webs.

Santiago “Santi” Miró

Project Management – Marketing & Much more…

Born the 25/07/1966 in Granollers (Barcelona)

Resident of Arenys de Munt

Santi is an interior designer and furniture distribution expert at an international level.

He has lived in different places, always heading where his will takes him, he’s restless, determined – an all terrain member of Team Alex.

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, French and English.

He played water polo as a child, now he’s preparing to someday run a marathon with Alex.

He met Alex and Frank by accident one day walking the dogs about two years ago, seems like much longer!

He joined Team Alex in May 2013 to support wherever needed, and to always provide a smiling face.

Frank “Siscu” Jensen

Team Captain – Nutrition, massage, general support, photographer, videographer, co-pilot

Student’s mentor in: English translations & Nutrition

Born 1/11/1968 – Holstebro (Denmark)

Resident of Santa Maria de Palautordera since November 2012

Resident of Sant Vicenç de Montalt, Spain from December 2003 – November 2012

Captain of Team Alex since 2008

University education: Languages For Special Purposes (Interpretation and Translation) – English

Languages: Danish, English, German, and Spanish

Sports career:

Swimming: from 12 years old -24 (national level)

Athletics: minor league

Triathlon: up to Ironman (national level)

Running- Marathon: Berlin, Budapest, Snowdonia, Barcelona

Ultra-endurance: Jura Marathon. Switzerland – 7 days, Matagalls-Montserrat – 11 hours.

Organiser of the Nordic Championships and several national triathlon events in Denmark

Extensive experience with massage and nutrition

Swim and Triathlon Instructor, Coach, and Trainer

Albert Gumà Garcia (Manmachine)

Cameraman – camera & steadycam

Born in Barcelona on the 28th of June 1974

Resident of Santa Eulalia de Ronçana

Producer in Imatge Digital

Filming and production experience: industrial productions, corporate, advertisements, documentaries, TV and more…

Portfolio: TV3, TVE,TV Azteca Mexico, Via Digital, FC Barcelona, and more…

“I love to tell stories through film”.

Lluís “VILAPRAT” Vila Prat

Student’s mentor in marketing

Born 09/05/67 in La Cellera de Ter, Gerona, Spain

Resident of Poblenou, Barcelona since 2002

Masters in Communication

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, French and English

Member of Team Alex since March 2011

He is an expert in Business Development at an international level both in Europe and the Middle East. He has worked in technology and food in various management positions in Marketing and Sales. He is highly motivated and committed, as well as being resilient and perseverant. Used to working under pressure and achieving his goals. Currently working in the development of Spanish companies in the Middle East.

Amateur runner since he was 12 years old.

Xavier “Xevi” Avellana Revuelta

Logistics – Driver

Born: 24/01/1966 in Girona

Resident of Girona

Athlete since 1978, and marathon runner since 1988. Triathlete from 1989 up to ironman distance. Ultra runner from 2010.

President of Girona Atheltics Club and race organiser in Girona.

Author of “Empúries: recordant Filipides”.

Oscar “OZ” Massana Sanchez

Athlete’s main support, logistics

Born 27/07/1975, Barcelona

Resident of Manresa from May 2013

Sant Celoni 2000 – 2012

Member of Team Alex since 2008

Race organiser since 2010

Began running at the end of 2007, became a runner and ultra-endurance runner after having met Alexandra Panayotou the same year.

Loves sports, the mountains and nature

Dreamer, loves nature and sports. Practices trekking, and began running a short while ago.

Jordi del Valle

Pilot, logistics, and athlete’s support

Born 2/01/1970, Barcelona

Resident of Barcelona

Member of Team Alex since 2009

Loves the mountains and has practiced numerous sports: mountain biking, speleology, rappelling, and mountaineering.

Began running at the start of 2008 with middle distance, now runs ultra-endurance.

Carmen “LA CORRECTORA” Botella

Auxiliary Logistics & Support

Born 15/01/1967, Valencia, Spain

Resident in Madrid

Education: Business and Psychology

Member of Team Alex since 2010

Works in Banking, and has had her own clinical psychology practice. She collaborates with her company’s training department.

She started running in scholl and continiued through her university and work years. She loves skiing.

She has participated in many 6-hour races and even more 24-hour races, and has helped on the Spanish national ultrarunning team representing Spain). She has only run one marathin – Zaragoza. She helped as a pace-maker for the 5 – hour runners in the Madrid Marathon for many years and now Works in th eorganisation for the Madrid ½ Marathon.

Passions: Tibet, music, friends, cats, writing haikus, kayak and travel.

Yanna “La Mamma” Vrettou

Auxiliary Logistics & Support

Born 02/09/1942 in Athens, Greece

Resident of Kifissia /Attica, Greece

Has worked in Shipping and Shipbuilding, now retired. She has been an avid yacht racing athlete, snow and water skier. Photography is her current hobby. She speaks Greek, English, French.

Frederic “Fede” Guich

Marketing & Logistics


Resident of Lloret de Mar

Practiced football, basketball, fitness and rowing until he began running in 2008. Since then he has run several marathons, both road and mountain, and has completed 3 Extrem Running events.

Music and sports events organiser. Launched the European Fitness & Aerobic Championships in 2007, worked with the 2006 Special Olympicsand has been co-organiser of LaSanSi since 2007.

Professional profile: always in tourism in comercial management and transactions. Administrator in an Occupational Risk Prevention company.

Languages: French, English, German & Italian.

Fede Joined Team Alex in 2012.

Marc “MARC” Cornet Plana

Student’s mentor in Journalism and Communications

Born 24/04/78, Manresa, Spain

Lived is in Mallorca for 9 years, now resident of Barcelona, where he lives with his wife and his daughter.

Education: Political Science and Journalism at Pompeu Fabra University

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and a little Italian

Member of Team Alex since 2013

He’s a globetrotter in communication and journalism and currently, he is a freelance journalist. He has been an anchorman at TV3, 3/24 and IB3, presenting news, electoral programs and sport news. His passion and motivation for taking part in new projects –based in values – is what made him contact Alex after reading her book “The Smile of Endurance”. Specially, one sentence captivated him: “I was prepared, but nothing prepares you for reality”.

He’s been an amateur runner from more than a decade. In his work he always tries to use the same philosophy that he has used to complete more than a dozen marathons and some ultra marathons: sacrifice, work, determination and, above all, energy and passion for achieving the final goal. He’s happy when he runs, and he runs when he’s happy.

Josep Maria “JMA” Antentas Altarriba

Public Relations, general support

Born: Sabadell 8/9/1946

Resident of Sabadell

Member of Team Alex since 2008

President J. A. Sabadell (1984-92)

Vice president of Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (1982-85)

Vice president of the Catalan Athletics Federation since 2000

Technical director of the Marathon during the Barcelona Olympics 1992 and Sub Director of road races during the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona 2010

Best Marathon time: 2.25.22 (1980)

Sonya Dockrell

Musical tailor and composer (of the Running4her anthem)

Born 17/02/1970 in Dublin, Ireland.

Sonya first met Alex at school, where their musical collaboration has its roots.

Resident of Madrid, where she lives with her family.

Sonya is an accomplished creative musician, language teacher, and amateur photographer.

University education: Honours Degree in Modern Languages, and Higher Diploma in Education.

Languages: English, German, Spanish and French.

Apart from collecting musical instruments, Sonya loves writing, drama, travel, cats and dogs, handcrafts, nature, nutrition, is an avid reader and a keen swimmer.

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