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A world first at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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A world first at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Crédit photo : www.24h-lemans.com

At a time when the Tokyo Paralympic Games are opening, it is therefore a done  deal in August 2021 as two disabled drivers, the Belgian Nigel Bailly and the Japanese Takuma Aoki. "To be on the starting line, thanks to the invitation of the organizers who enrolled them in the Innovative Car category is  a great satisfaction," explains Frédéric Sausset, Team Manager of his SRT 41 team, today, and former participant as a quadri amputee driver during the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2016.

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Harmony Geneva Marathon for UNICEF

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Harmony Geneva Marathon for UNICEF

Outstanding Kenyan athlete Henry Wanyoike crossed the finish line of the elite race of the "Harmony GenevaMarathon for UNICEF" today after 2 hours 46 minutes. With his guide and friend Paul Wanyoike, the blind, high-level Paralympic athlete raced for the first time in Geneva. "I am very happy to be able to participate in this marathon, which is very important to me, as an ambassador for Light for the World and thus qualify for the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Especially in this time of pandemic, such an event sends strong positive signals and represents hope and optimism," said three-time gold medallist Wanyoike. "Light for the World is a long-term commitment to inclusion and self-determination in poor parts of the world...

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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