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Trail, road race, sailing: back to the 3 news stories that marked the weekend of November 5-6.

Trail: new world title for Blandine L’Hirondel

This Saturday, the French Blandine L’Hirondel retained her long trail world champion title (78 km and 4807 m of D+) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A victory won in 8:22:14, 12 minutes ahead of Sweden’s Ida Nilsson. On the men’s side, American Adam Petermann won in 7:15:53, followed by France’s Nicolas Martin in 7:28:44.
On the short track (38 km, 2425 m D+), the victory went to the Norwegian Stian Hovind Angermund (3:08:29) and the Romanian Denisa Ionela DRAGOMIR (3:49:23).

Marathon: Kenya Evans Chebet wins Grand Slam in New York

Victory in New York on Sunday for Evans Chebet in 2:8:41 ahead of Ethiopian Shura Kitata and Dutchman Abdi Nageeye. The Kenyan is thus offered the grand slam in the six major marathons, namely London, Berlin, Chicago, Tokyo and Boston in addition to New York. This race was also marked by the spectacular escape of the Brazilian Daniel Do Nascimento who collapsed suddenly at km 35, victim of cramps. On the women’s side, Kenya’s Sharon Lokedi won in 2:23:23, followed by Kenyan-Israeli Lonah Salpeter and Ethiopia’s Gotytom Gebreslase.

Navigation: The start of the Route du Rhum postponed to Wednesday 9 November, 14:15.

Initially scheduled for Sunday at 1:02 p.m., the solo liner’s departure was finally postponed to Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., due to bad weather conditions announced in Ouessant. Last night, but also and especially this Monday, violent gusts of up to 55-60 knots were indeed expected, threatening the safety of the 138 sailors on the move.

Header photo: @cyrillequintard_photography / @nyrr / @route_du_rhum

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