This Thursday from 21:00 the 30th edition of the Diagonale des Fous 2022 will take place on a route of 165 kilometers and 10,217 m where more than 2,800 runners are expected at the start. We give you all the information to follow live this legendary race on Reunion Island.
For 30 years, the Diagonale des Fous, which crosses the Reunion from Saint-Pierre to Saint-Denis passing through Cilaos, Maïdo and Mafate, is a va true monument to the history of ultra-trail in France. The 2022 edition will take place this Thursday, October 20 in Saint-Pierre, from Ravine Blanche, at 9 p.m. (7 p.m. continental France). The arrival is scheduled at the Stade La Redoute in Saint-Denis, less than 24 hours after the best, on Friday 21 October at the beginning of the evening. The rest of the runners will have until Sunday, October 23 at 3:40 p.m. (1:40 p.m. continental France) to reach the finish line.
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Beautiful people at first
Despite the absence of François D’Haene (affected heel), winner of the 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 editions, several specialists are likely to liven up the debates, both among men and women. In total, there will be no less than six to take the start, having already entered their name on the list of winners of the Grand Raid : Italian Daniel Jung (2021), which will put its trophy acquired last year, the American one, at stake Sabrina Stanley (2015), as well as French Ludovic Pommeret (2021), Gregory Curmer (2019), Antoine Guillon (2015) and Julien Chorier (2011 and 2009). Among the ladies, the American Courtney Dauwalter will participate for the first time in the legendary Reunion race and is presented with the favorite sign. On the Habs side, we will also count Benat Marmissolle, Lambert Santelli i David Hauss in men as wellAnne-Lise Rousset, Sylvain Cussot, Sarah Vella i Sophie Blard among women, to play a leading role.
Live at Reunion La 1ère
La Diagonale des Fous will be broadcast live by La Chaîne Meeting The 1st which offers you extensive coverage of the event by making you live the four races of the program: the Diagonal of the Bishopsfrom the start on Thursday, October 20 at 9 p.m. until the arrival of the last runners on Sunday, October 23, the Route of the Bourbonsthe mascarenes and the Relief Zembrocal. The ultra-trail will also be broadcast live on the Chain Grand Raid Channelavailable in the Discovery package on channel 19 and my CHANNEL.
Supporters, friends and family have at their disposal numerous tools and devices that allow them to follow the races in the best conditions. Everything is done to make it simple to follow the races whether you’re on the field or at home. Thanks to the platform LIVE ROUTE », it is possible to follow the different mountain runners they choose (through the runner’s file) in order to know their position in real time and their time at the finish. You can also download the app on your smartphone, Android (Google Play) or iPhone (App store).
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