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MARATHON DES SABLES 2017 – BEND IT LIKE FERNANDA MACIEL

She made it to the third place during the 2016 edition of the Saharan Marathon des Sables and she need no further motivation to roll in for the 2017 and she did well! Fernanda MACIEL loves outdoor sports and her relationship with nature of all kinds is of an exploratory kind.

The Marathon des Sables known to be the toughest foot race on Earth would deter the reckless of runners. Fernanda MACIEL is of another sort. Her major focus as trail runner this year was to make the best out of the Marathon des Sables.

Fernanda-Maciel-824x400Let only the first stage where she forced herself to the 4th place, during the next four stages Fernanda battled fiercely to stay close to the podium. 2nd on the second stage, she stabilised her ranking at the 3rd place on the subsequent days. After such fantastic runs throughout the week Marathon, Fernanda MACIEL was proclaimed 3rd overall best performance of the event in the women`s league.

Spanish Laia DIEZ finished her first ever Marathon des Sables at a wonderful 8th place.

The pair BON MARDION/GACHET is relentless!

They made it clear on the Dynastar X3 Courchevel, which attracted more than 500 participants on Easter Sunday for a unique mountain triathlon.

Starting at 830 meters the exclusive Dynastar triathlon combines a 13.9km of bike run, 6,3km of Trail running and 4,8km Ski Mountaineering. Original and extraordinary, it is meant for only the experienced ones. Our fantastic William Bon Mardion not only made it to the finish line in pole position but also broke the race record. Xavier GACHET was not far behind, grasping a well-deserved 2nd place less than 3 minutes behind William.

Philippe GILBERT – All Good Things Come In 4 in Compression Clothing!

Philippe-Gilbert-824x400He did it in 2010 (6:22:54), he did it again in 2011 (6:30:44), he came back in 2014 to win the race (6:25:57) and during Easter Sunday 2017 he reinvented the saying that “things always seem to go in more than threes!” at 6:31:44. The race breakthrough occurred around less than 29 Km before the finish line. That`s how Philippe Gilbert of Quick-Step Floors attacked and made himself unattainable till the finish line, leaving the others to pick up the pieces.

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