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Vendée Globe, Damien Seguin, one hand and no limit....

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Vendée Globe, Damien Seguin, one hand and no limit....

Damien Seguin, the first handisport skipper to compete in the Vendée Globe, crossed the finish line at Les Sables-d'Olonne on Thursday, January 28 at 12 hours 18 minutes, 20 seconds. It took him 80 days, 21 hours, 58 minutes, 20 seconds to complete this round the world solo, non-stop and without assistance or 18 hours, more than Yannick Bestaven, winner of this 9th edition of the Vendée Globe.

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France, Philippe Croizon will soon be tuting the stars.

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France, Philippe Croizon will soon be tuting the stars.

Will Philippe Croizon be the first disabled man to flirt with the stars? The idea had long been in the head of this four-amputee swimmer. Mr. "Anything is possible" struck again. On November 20, 2020, he asked Elon Musk, director of Tesla and the space company SpaceX, on Twitter: "Hello, I'm a famous French adventurer with no arms or legs! Send me into space to show once again that anything is possible!".

A bottle in space?

An unexpected response, he received a response a few hours later from the multi-billionaire to the 40 million followers: "One day we will fly you on Starship," promises Elon Musk.

This is a major challenge that awaits once again our intrepid friend Philippe Croizon.

Source: Handicap.fr
November 2020

Florida, the first triathlete with Down's syndrome for an Ironman

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Florida, the first triathlete with Down's syndrome for an Ironman

Chris Nikic, a 20-year-old American, succeeded by becoming, on November 8, 2020, the first triathlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman in Florida, accompanied by his guide, Dan Grieb.

Despite a fall on his bike and an attack of insects, he managed to complete the 3.8 km swim (1h54'39), 180 km of cycling (8h12'37) and the 42 km race (in 6h18'48) in 16h46'09, or 13'51 before the permitted limit.

On the morning of the competition, he had posted on social media: "This morning I got up with Down's syndrome... Tonight, I'll go to bed Ironman!".

Congratulations Chris!!

Source Handicap.FR
Novembre 2020

Blades of Joy

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Blades of Joy

Berck on the sea, a new record in Jolette.

A great initiative of the "Blades of Joy" association. A day in Jolette to raise awareness.
A kind of single-seat chair suitable for the race allowing a fundraiser to help amputee children.
In mid-September, eight children, pushed by twelve volunteer athletes, left the Berck-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais), taking the baton for 24 hours, completing a staggering distance of 264 kilometres. A new record.


Source: Handicap.fr
September 2020

Spanish Pyrenees: a dizzying ascent to overcome the pain.

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Spanish Pyrenees: a dizzying ascent to overcome the pain.

Crédit Photo : handicap.fr

The ascent of the Pic de Posets (Spanish Pyrenees), a challenge for seasoned sportsmen, a feat for Cédric Andrieu and Eddy Estripeau, suffering from three severe chronic diseases. The first contracted two cancers in two years, the second lives with hemorrhagic colitis, combined with COPD, an inflammatory lung disease that forces him to perform several sessions of respiratory physiotherapy per day, and ankylosing spondylitis, a disabling joint pathology. Together, they take on crazy challenges to deliver a message of hope: "Anything is possible! they proclaim in chorus, urging them to "fight  against pain"  

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France, the English Channel before the English Channel...

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France, the English Channel before the English Channel...

Crédit Photo : handicap.fr

Linking the Grey-Nez and Blanc-Nez capes, 30 km in water at 16 degrees, is the new challenge that Philippe Croizon, the four-amputee athlete, has set himself to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his crossing of the English Channel. From August 24 to 31, he will be accompanied by 5 para-swimmers from his academy.

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