Back to the 3 news that marked the weekend of November 5 and 6: trail, road race and sailing.
Trail: Blandyn El Hirondal gets a new world title
This Saturday, Frenchwoman Blandine L’Hirondel retained her Long Trail World Champion title (78km, 4807m D+) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 8:22:14, 12 minutes ahead of Sweden’s Ida Nilsson. In the men’s category, American Adam Peterman won in 7:15:53 minutes, followed by Frenchman Nicolas Martin in 7:28:44 minutes.
On the short course (38 km, 2425 m D+), Norwegian Stian Hovind Angermund (3:08:29) and Romanian Denisa Ionala Dragomir (3:49:23) won.
Marathon: Kenya Evans Chebet wins Grand Slam in New York
Evans Chebet won in 2:8:41 on Sunday in New York ahead of Ethiopian Shura Kitata and Dutchman Abdi Nagie. In addition to New York, the Kenyan Grand Slam offers six major marathons: London, Berlin, Chicago, Tokyo and Boston. The race was also marked by the spectacular departure of Brazilian Daniel do Nascimento, who collapsed suddenly at kilometer 35 after suffering from cramp. Kenya’s Sharon Lokedi won the women’s race in 2:23:23 minutes, followed by Kenyan-Israeli Lona Salpeter and Ethiopia’s Gotitom Gebresles.
Sailing: The start of the Route du Rum has been moved to 2:15pm on Wednesday 9 November.
Initially scheduled for Sunday at 1:02 p.m., the solo transatlantic start was finally postponed to Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., when bad weather was announced from Oussant. Not only last night, but especially this Monday, violent winds of 55-60 knots were certainly expected, threatening the safety of the 138 sailors on board.
Header photo: @cyrillequintard_photography / @nyrr / @route_du_rhum
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