GR20 CORSICA RECORD LAMERT SANTELLI 30H25M. HE SUCCEEDS RUNNERS LIKE KILIAN JORNET (2009 -32H54 ) OR FRANÇOIS D’HAENE (2016-31H25)
GR20 CORSICA RECORD LAMERT SANTELLI 30H25M. He succeeds runners like Kilian Jornet (2009 -32h54 ) or François d’Haene (2016-31h25). Our section TRAIL RUNNING FRANCE celebrates today a new plusmark in a route of great bellleza, hardness and accumulated prestige. The GR20 is a mythical long-distance hiking trail that runs 180k/D+13,000 to cross the island of Corsica diagonally, from Calenzana in the north to Conca in the south.
The prestige accumulated today of the challenge comes from the successive attempts made by the three-time utmb champions, with different luck: Jornet set a record in 2009 with 32h54, D’There also set a new record in 2016 with 31h25. However, Thevenard himself stayed on the doorstep in 2020, with 32h32m. This weekend the Corsican rider Santelli has lowered it again, no less than in 41 minutes.
GR20 CORSICA RECORD LAMERT SANTELLI 30H25M.
SUCCEEDS KILIAN JORNET (2009) OR FRANÇOIS D’HAENE (2016)
GR20 CORCEGA (180K/ 13.000M+) THE TRACK
The 200 km trail follows the granite backbone of the mountains that divide the island in two, many of which rise above 2000 m altitude. The GR20 is the best and hardest long distance walk out there! Incredibly beautiful and varied. If you do one stage per day, it takes about 16 days, this will depend, of course, on your physical condition and the weather. In the north, steep ups and downs are constantly made. In the south, there are different challenges, such as long technically exposed ridges.
The idea for the GR 20 comes from a former inspector general of youth and sports, Marcel Schlück, and his friend Guy Degos, both hiking enthusiasts. The GR 20 is an advanced trail. Other less difficult trails on the island are the Mare e monti (from sea to mountain) and Mare a mare (from sea to sea) trails. With a cumulative elevation of 13,000 m, the trail is divided into 17 sections.
Most hikers take at least two weeks to complete it from start to finish. Each segment is difficult on its own, but usually the northern part is usually considered the most technical. The southern part of the trail is often considered technically simpler, although its lower altitude can lead to higher temperatures in summer and thus make it harder at the end.
GR20 CORSICA: THE GREAT MODERN RECORDS.
2009 RECORD KILIAN JORNET.32h54m. In June 2009, starting his project Kilian’s Quest, Jornet pulverized the record then set for the GR20 of Corsica. If the 200k/D+12800m had until then a record of 36h53m set by Pierrot Santucci. The Catalan rider made her jump to a new era, completing it in 32h54′, No less than four hours below the previous record. From there, the brand gained media attention, and there were assaults of some of the first swords of the world ultra trail.
2014. RECORD GUILLAUME PERETTI 32H00M Guillaume Peretti broke Kilian Jornet’s record five years later in the GR-20 in Corsica The local mountain runner was a prophet in his land, improving the 32h54′ used in June 2009 of Kilian Jornet and leaving the new record in 32h00
2016: RECORD FRANÇOIS D’HAENE 31h06min. In June 2016, François D’Haene set the fastest time known at 31 hours and 6 minutes.
2020 THEVENARD FALLS SHORT. 32H32M. Triple UTMB winner Xavier Thévenard put in the third-best performance in history , after François D’haene (31:06 in June 2016) and Guillaume Peretti in July 2014 (32:00). It should be noted that with this third position he surpasses the Catalan Kilian Jornet, who finished the course in 32:54 in June 2009.
2021 RECORD LAMERT SANTELLI 30H25M.
On June 26, the proud Corsican mountain runners regained the record for their land, when Lambert Santelli broke the already veteran record of François, A five years later, the mark of the third three-time UTMB champion who has left his mark here, was reduced by 41 munutes, until 30h25min.
The author of the achievement is no stranger. Among his most recent achievements are, for example, the victory in the “short” test of the Diagonale des Fous in Réunion where in the 2019 edition he completed his 112k in 15h34m. More recently, he won on the Napoleon Trail of his land.
The development of the satellite showed the solidness of the previous work: Once launched for it, as the journey progressed it did not cease to anticipate the forecasts that had been set for it. Hence his enormous joy in lowering it by that very wide margin a time already so prestigious. . The new local hero arrived at conca’s finish line around 9:25 p.m., where he was greeted by his family and a crowd of supporters.
François d’Haene: “I am honestly very happy for you and all this journey traveled for some years in the world of #ultratrail.
We’ve been talking about this for several years now and you’ve finally fulfilled this dream. I take my hat off!
I couldn’t dream of a better person to regain that record. You deserve it as much as the party and recovery that lies ahead.”
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