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PHILIPPE-HENRY CADET (D434-CAN)

HIS LIFE IS A BATTLE

He stands a good 1m90 tall, with square shoulders more reminiscent of a basketball player or a rugby player, than that of a runner. That’s certainly not going to stop Philippe-Henry Cadet taking part in the 29th SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES however. The 43-year old Canadian is from Val d’Or, in northern Quebec. “Three days prior to reaching the bivouac I was still getting around in a snow mobile and we had snow up to our knees,” he laughs. It’ll take a lot more than that to quash his determination however. “The MARATHON DES SABLES is something I’ve been following for a very long time thanks to TV5 monde. My hero is Patrick Bauer, race organiser.” This adventure has caused him to lose “10 kilos of fat”, Philippe-Henry wants to “push himself as far as he can” and above all “give something back to others”. “You see this pink ribbon on my cap? It’s to combat breast cancer, because all these women that suffer are our mothers, our sisters, our wives. They are the ones that give us life so it’s important we fight for them.” He’s also battling for his 13-year old son. “He’s made me something that I’ll get out and look at each checkpoint. His photo is on it so his image will be with me constantly.” Given the enthusiasm oozing from Philippe-Henry, doubtless Delphy can be proud of his dad.

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