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Hugo NICOLAS (FRA)

“This bib brings me so much pride!“

Hugo NICOLAS, 28 years old, has not yet recovered: it was he who won the draw during the 37th MARATHON DES SABLES allowing him to obtain a bib for the 38th edition! “I'm not particularly lucky, but this time I won the jackpot! “ Order picker in a Breton company, Hugo likes to follow sports news, in particular athletics, running, and especially trail running.

But the young Breton is not just a spectator: he played football for a long time, and now devotes himself to running. “Sport seems essential to me in daily life. Beyond the physical training and all the health benefits, sport allows me to decompress and does me a lot of good psychologically. “ Hugo particularly enjoys being surrounded by nature, and trail running is the perfect activity for this, particularly in the region where he lives, Lake Guerlédan.

Hugo has already participated in a few events, but for the moment he has not set himself a major challenge: the MARATHON DES SABLES will be the first! “The MDS represents much more than a challenge, it’s going to be the challenge of my life… This bib brings me so much pride! This is a golden opportunity that I might only get once in my life. It is a unique and rare experience. “ It is therefore with enormous motivation that Hugo is preparing, however well aware that he will have to take it step by step, not to get burned, during the preparation as well as on the field.

Surrounded by his family, especially his father who also runs, Hugo hopes to meet great people on the legendary desert event, and to live the adventure to the fullest, from start to finish: “I hope to manage to experience the race in its entirety . I admit that there is work to be done because I am not used to running in heat like that of Morocco, especially for a Breton!“

Good training Hugo, and whether you are Breton or not, don't hesitate to come and confront the South Moroccan Sahara, there are a few places left for the 37th edition!

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