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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

Vendée Globe for Damien Seguin

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Vendée Globe for Damien Seguin

Vendée Globe: one hand, and no limit....

Tomorrow, Damien Seguin, skipper born without a left hand, will set sail for the Vendée Globe: the Grail of all sailors, his dream as a kid. He thus became the first handisportive to participate in this solo round-the-world trip.

"I will be the first handisport skipper to take part in this round-the-world trip solo, non-stop and unassisted, it's a real pride," the 41-year-old skipper told AFP, while working on his boat, Apicil Group, a monohull of the Imoca class.

Source: Handicap.fr
November 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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Two Italian amputees at the top of Mont Blanc, a frosty challenge

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Two Italian amputees at the top of Mont Blanc, a frosty challenge

Crédit photo : Handicap.fr

August1,  2020. Blanc. 4810 meters above sea level. Oxygen is scarce but Andrea Lanfri and Massimo Coda have never felt so alive. Amputees, these two Italian climbers have just completed the third part of their crazy challenge: climbing five of the highest peaks of Italy, with one leg for two men. By mid-July, they had already reached the Great Paradise (4061 m) and the Marmolada (3343 m).

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Independence day for Philippe Croizon.

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Independence day for Philippe Croizon.

Crédit photo France3 Régions.

Philippe Croizon set himself a new challenge on the occasion of this 14th of July, the day of the national holiday in France. The Poitevin adventurer, amputee of the four limbs, experienced a new adrenaline rush in the company of his brother, Jean-Luc, firefighter at SDIS86 (Departmental Fire and Rescue Service).

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