par Leo Gotrett
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3865 km. It is the distance that separates Sydney and Perth fall into both The eastern and western extremities of Australia. An enormous distance Serge Georgelin, A resident of Thourie, near Châteaubriant (Loire-Atlantique), he decided Traveling on foot in 38 days. son leave for this across Australia It is scheduled September 10, 2023.
project to match this 55 years of hikingHungry for challenges. The idea is He broke the world record Currently owned by a Frenchman. Since then, two other walkers have attempted to beat this record without success.
A sporting and solidarity challenge
Serge His body has been prepared since July 2021 for this event. “It took two years to prepare An increase from 4,500 to 6,000 km Walk all year round. »
But the engine of this crazy project is not only sporty. The athlete decided to connect his challenge with the battle of Hugo and his parents, from Meuse, who have been battling their children’s cancer since birth. “He’s in remission,” Serge exults. “He will join us in Australia with his parents at the end of the course.” This has been created organized, Hugo’s parentsAnd To support children with cancer and their loved ones.
Serge Georgelin hopes to donate more than 50,000 euros for the association Thanks to the various donations that he will collect during his adventure, in Australia and on kitty in flexible. The same amount must be raised to finance this huge project, in which Partner Christine Lepage, A radio operator at the Châteaubriant-Nozay-Pouancé Hospital Center.
He is looking for sponsors
Three more guys He will also be on the cruise to supervise Serge’s expedition. “We will be there to accompany him, treat him, manage supervision, course and communicate on social networks,” summarizes Christine.
And film of his adventure should see the light of day in january 2024 plus a A book in progress. “The money from the entire sale will be donated to the association,” assures the athlete, Marcillé-Robert’s caregiver.
Hiking is always on I am looking for new sponsors to cover their expenses. the medical center to chateaubriant, Where his partner works, he wants to support him. a Check out 500 euros He was Delivered to help fund his trip to Australia. “It will not be a vacation, we will always do our best,” Serge Georgelin declared.
“No time for sightseeing.”
His crossing of Australia on foot would lead him to travel the roads of the continental country and encounter impressive temperature changes, “Sometimes 0 to 35 degrees Celsius in one day.” 10 pairs of shoes It will be required to reach the Australian West Coast, at a rate more than 100 km per day, also From 12 to 5 pm on foot. 10 liters of water per day It will need to withstand an average temperature of 50°C.
His journey can be followed every day on social networks since his departure September, International Childhood Cancer Month.
Throughout the course, Serge Georgelin will alternate between nights in a motorhome and at a truck stop. Christine will be devoted to him Three quarters of an hour of care each evening race. “At first his project sounded a little crazy to me, but he looks like itHe always needs a new challenge His companion is smiling, who has already accompanied him three times out of Serge’s seven participations in the Paris-Alsace Athletic Walk. “We will not have time to look at the landscape,We are with him on the challenge. »
So Australia will be discovered later, as soon as the world record is broken.
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