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Aurélien Sanchez, fifty-eight hours in the hell of the "Barkley"


INVESTIGATION – On March 16, this 32-year-old engineer was the first Frenchman to complete this ultra-trail reputed to be the highest in the world, in the forests of Tennessee. A fascinating, ruthless race with unique codes that only seventeen competitors have been able to tame since 1995. It...

From his incredible journey in Tennessee, he only kept a few cracks on his lips, the final scars of his two nights spent in the freezing cold of the American park of Frozen Head, his face stung by the temperature dropping to -10 ° C.

Five days after winning the Barkley Marathons, Aurélien Sanchez was preparing to resume training.

"I'm almost at 100%, it will be a gentle fitness so as not to go down too quickly"

, smiles this athlete who swallows between 150 and 200 km per week and around 10,000 meters of elevation to prepare ultra-tails, these very long-distance foot races ranging from 80 to several hundred kilometres.

This 32-year-old electronics engineer has just achieved his


, his

“ultimate dream

” by overcoming the daunting “Barkley”, the ultra-endurance race often considered to be the toughest on the planet.

A piece of bravery: 160 km over five laps with nearly 20,000 meters of elevation gain...

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Source: lefigaro

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