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With Serge Girard

September 2007 ; Tokyo ~ Japan

the last day of his Paris -Tokyo Challenge
running 265 days through countries & continents
He was born in 1953 and is the father of 3 children:
Holds 4 world records, he ran…
across the US in ’97,
across Australia in ’99,
across South America in ’01,
across Africa in ’03
and getting himself ready of running 365 days
through Europe – Sept 09

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With Haile Gebrselassie

September 2008 ; Istanbul ~ Turkey

at the Eurasia 2 Continents Marathon Expo
He defended his Berlin Marathon title, averaging 2:56.5 per kilometer
(4:43.7 per mile) for a time of 2:03.59,
breaking his own world record by 27 seconds.
This was also the first sub 2:04 time for event.

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With Osman Atakan Tekin

September 2008 ; Istanbul ~ Turkey


also at the Eurasia 2 Continents Marathon Expo,
He has been to 52 countries on 6 continents.
He ran 52 marathons in 19 countries including,
12 in the USA, 5 in Japan and Mongolia, Cambodia,
Thailand, Hong Kong,
Argentina, Siberia, Vietnam, South Africa.

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With Yuko Arimori

December 2008 ; Angkor Wat ~ Cambodia

posing at the finishing line after the half marathon
of Angkor Wat.
Arimori is considered to be the first Japanese female “professional” athlete.
With an Olympic medal record
Silver 1992 Barcelona Marathon
Bronze 1996 Atlanta Marathon

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With Cecile Bertin

Tokyo Marathon 2009 ; Tokyo ~ Japan

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Meet with Cecile during her 7 marathons on 7 Continents within 80 days being the First French Lady to run in Antarctica .
She ran 2 Millau, few ultras such as Marathon des Sables in 2011.
in 2012 She completed the 4 deserts Challenge:
• Atacama Crossing (Chili) : 4 mars 2012
• Gobi March (Chine) : 24 juin 2012
• Sahara Race (Egypte) : 7 octobre 2012
• The Last Desert (Antarctique) : 26 novembre 2012

French journalist, she has been writing about her experiences with the publication Running for Her
and founded the website www.couriraufeminin.fr

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With Thierry Kerhornou ( center )

March 2010 ; Mougins ~ France

Thierry has run so many races
that the best thing to do is to visit his WebSite

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With Dick and Rick Hoyt

April 2010 ; Boston ~ USA

I believe if you are a runner I DON’T need to introduce them

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With John Radich

May 2010 ; Lone Pine CA ~ USA

We met John during Wild Wild West Marathon
He is impressively humble despite his Achievements:
1. 1st Place over all in the Arizona 6 day race 361 miles 2004.
2. 5 time finisher at the Kiehl’s 135 Badwater Ultra Marathon across Death Valley.
Billed as the “world’s toughest footrace’.
3. July 2005 continued on from Badwater run through the John Muir Trail to Yosemite. After a short rest, returned to Whitney Portal and reversed Badwater run 135 miles to Death Valley.
4.1998 participated in the 1st Human Rights ultra marathon from East Grinstead, England to Frankfurt, Germany.
5. In 1999 Radich ran from Athens, Greece to Hamburg, Germany for Human Rights.
6. In 2001 participated in a run across France.
7. 2002 participated in the St Petersburg, Russia to Paris, France run for Human Rights and Tolerance.

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With Dean Karnazes

May 2010 ; San Francisco CA ~ USA

We met at Bay to Breakers Expo
Dean has done so much that better read his Website

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With Adrian Bailey

January 2011 . Cardrona . New Zealand

Originally from Wales, Adrian moved to Queenstown in 2002 after competing in the Queenstown Marathon and decided that he had finally found his training paradise.
A keen athlete from a very young age Adrian represented Wales in numerous events from 5km Cross Country races to Ultra Marathons. After 5 years of waiting to become eligible to represent New Zealand he finally donned the Kiwi singlet and represented New Zealand in November 2008 at the 100km World Championships in Italy.

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With Lexxus Tan

February 2011 . Singapore


Lexxus has made a comeback after a layoff for some years.
Winning the North face 100 duo thrice in a row, his forte is in the ultra long distances and rough terrains. Despite his busy schedule as an entrepreneur, he still managed to train intensively and achieved fantastic results in the ultra marathon. Representing Singapore to run at the Beijing North face Ultra 100 in 2008.
2008 Winner of North Face 100  DUO100km
2009 Winner of Surf and Sweat
2009 Winner of North Face 100  DUO100km
2009 Winning Team Aviation run 2009
2009 Winner of Hatyai Half marathon Age Group 35-39 2009
2009 Singapore Marathon 15th (3h 09 mins)
2010 Winner Surf and Sweat
2010 Urbanathlon 3rd
2010 Winner of North Face 100  DUO 100km

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With Bart Yasso

April 2011 . Monterey -CA – USA

I meet with Bart Yasso at Big Sur Expo in 2011 ,
I just bought  his book “My life on the Run ” which he signed for me
Being a legend by himself … I recommend you just vist his Website

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With Blandine Baritaud

July 5th 2011 ~ Waterton Lakes National Park .AB .Canada

Author of : ” Running in the Sky “
that compiles and describes the trails at Waterton Lakes National Park
that she has come to know as well as both :
a trail runner ( including Marathons and Ultra )
and a long term Canada Parks Employee…

I have appreciated our long conversations

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With Peter Collins

July 2011, Canmore – Alberta


Peter, ultramarathon runner, was in Oct 2, 2004
the National Championship 12 hours Men’s Winner
at Drummondville, QC with 114.600 km

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with Marie-José Pérec

October 2011, Marseille – France

a French athlete, specialised in the 200 and 400 m,
and a triple Olympic champion.
Pérec was World Champion in the 400 m in Tokyo
and 400m champion at the Barcelona Olympics.
Four years later she entered in the 200 m at the Olympics in Atlanta winning both events, achieving the 200/400 m double gold medal.
She won the 400 m in the Olympic record time of 48.25 seconds.

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with With Seow Kong Ng (Green Vest and VFF)

UTMB 2012, Chamonix – France

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Meet with Seow Kong Ng from Malaysia in France during UTMB ’12.
He is the First Malaysian ever Finisher at Badwater Ultramarathon;
in 2103 he finished in 42:51:40

He ran 38 marathons in more than 17 countries + North Pole.
Of the more adventurous marathons, Seow Kong has run the North Pole Marathon in April 2007, Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon in Nepal in May 2006 (starting from the base camp at 5300 metres altitude) and the Great Wall Marathon in China in May 2005. Seow Kong’s goal is to join the Marathon Grand Slam Club (marathons on all continents + North Pole Marathon), to run at least 50 marathons, including the top 10 marathons in the world, and also a marathon in the Sahara Desert. He has been living in China for the last 14 years.

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With Tony Mangan ( Center wearing Grey )

In KL. Malaysia Sept 2013
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Tony began on 25th October 2010 with the Dublin Marathon
and is currently running around the Globe looking into ending his all Round The World Run on 27 Sept 2014 the day of the Dublin Marathon
His World records : http://www.theworldjog.com/records.html

also on picture part of Malaysian FRIM team …
such as from left to right : Tey Eng Tiong, Allan Lee, Jeff Ooi
and CallyCaffee Ng who is taking picture, thanks !

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With Lizzy Hawker

KTH ~ Nepal January 2014
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endurance athlete-100km world champion-24hr world record holder suffice to say better read her Story

From Right to Left
Lizzy Hawker ,
Richard Bull ; Race Director
Richard is British and has been visiting Nepal since 1999.
He is a passionate trail runner himself and is the co-founder of www.trailrunningnepal.org,
a non-profit forum for trail running in Nepal.
Richard volunteers as part of the team organising the Annapurna 100 race, which is held in Pokhara every year .
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and Seth Wolpin
Seth divides his time between Seattle and Kathmandu.
He is a running addict and loves the Cascades and the Himalaya.
An adventurer at heart, recent shenanigans include climbing Everest in 2011, running solo across the USA in 2012, and running in some crazy circles 2013 ; possibly first of its kind – a slow run around Kilimanjaro via high altitude trails averaging ~13,745ft, covering 27 miles, in 12:35 hours (with a couple significant stops) accompanied by Jacob Slaa.
He is a PROBAR athlete and works with www.S2mountaineering.com where he helps organize high altitude treks, runs, and climbs. Seth writes overly long trip reports at www.sethwolpin.com.

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With Dave BYRNES
Terrigal Australia ~ July 2014
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Adventurer and Race Director of Australia’s toughest 100 miler,

the Great North Walk 100s

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With Sidy Diallo
Kathmandu Nepal ~ Jan 2015
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7 marathons on 7 continent finisher, Sidy has been on my side while running his Asia Ultra Marathon; the North Face Kathmandu 50 km,
as he now plans to run 7 Ultra on 7 Continents …
A great personality yet humble !

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With Mira Rai
Kathmandu Nepal ~ Jan 2015
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Mira won every single 50 km trail race she entered, a Legend in the making !

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