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"Don't think and move forward"... When a journalist challenges the crazy adventure of the Ironman of Nice


Last Sunday, Mattéo Rolet, journalist intern at Le Figaro, completed his second Ironman 70.3, that of Nice, one of the most famous in the world. Story of a crazy day.

“Follies are the only things you never regret”

, assured the writer Oscar Wilde.

It has been a year and a half since I was stung by this soft drug that is high level sport.

After fifteen years of caressing football, I decided to stop everything on a whim to venture into the triple effort.

Triathlon requires knowing how to swim, ride and run, one after the other.

Attracted by what was unthinkable for me to succeed, I turned to "long distances" and this very particular race format: the Ironman 70.3 (1.9 km of swimming, 90 km of cycling and 21 km of running walk).

After my adventure in Maastricht (Netherlands) last year, I decided to do it again this year to tackle the Ironman 70.3 in Nice, one of the most famous in the world for its beauty and its difficulty.

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Source: lefigaro

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