Michael Monsieur (head of the HeX metrology laboratory in Gosselies and technical supervisor), nicknamed Iron Mike, and Sandrine (his wife), set off on a crazy race this Thursday, October 21. It’s one of the 10 toughest trails in the world: La Diagonale des Fous.
The race kicks off at 7:20pm, and it’s off for 160km and 10,000m of ascent!
“We’ll be juggling between very hot and humid (tropical atmosphere) and very cold, with night-time passages at altitude (close to 0 degrees)” (Mike, before the race).
And, 53 hours of trail running later… THEY DID IT! Technique and effort were at their peak.
Technique, but also pain, especially for Sandrine, who finished this “trail des fous” despite knee tendonitis, two sprains and a probable fracture… a tremendous feat.
Congratulations to both athletes!
Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted on their next “sporting follies“!
Our Iron Mike… on the Diagonale des Fous!
Notre Iron Mike… à la Diagonale des Fous !