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Trail: Catalan Claude Cole fifth at mountain running world championships

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The 71-year-old Catalan from Saint-Ciprian was not far from the podium in Ireland this Saturday morning, September 3.

And that’s it, Claude Cole (71) has completed his marathon summer. After the “France” controversy in Cantal in May, he won the “Europe” run in Savo in July, where he won silver individually and gold in the teams, Cyprianek finished fifth in Ireland on Saturday to cut the “world” line. , in the heart of the Comeragh Mountains, 300 km from Dublin. There, a member of Running 66, was the only tricolor registered in the middle of 23 runners in his category: 69-74 years. At 9km and 800m D +, the Catalan followed the former for a while, before cementing his place in the top 5. “I lacked cardio. I should have done more split hills. I didn’t drive Masan hard enough (laughs). The course was very demanding with 2km of big climbs as were the ski slopes. I certainly hoped for better. This Irish weather contrasts with the three-month heatwave at home, but let’s not make excuses. “The first one was great.”The ex-employee of the city of Paris was identified as having been with his daughter Caroline Clonwell.

On arrival, two Italians and a Pole will enter the box. “But I’ll be back, make sure of it. Still sharp because I think I have a good kilo extra (he weighs 58 kilos)”.

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