Wonderful Mekonen Tefera on the Cressier-Chaumont path

Wonderful Mekonen Tefera on the Cressier-Chaumont path

Already the winner on Saturday September 3 within the Villeret-Chasseral-Villeret hill climb, the Ethiopian Mekonen Tefera once more crushed the competitors this Saturday September 10 between Cressier, Chuffort and Chaumont.

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Winner a number of occasions over the “regular” distance between Cressier and Chaumont (13 km, +804m), the African based mostly in Gampelen coated the 21 km (+1251 m) of this path in 1h37’52”, subsequently 12.87 km/h common (4’39” per km). He thus smashes the report set in 2021 (1h54’20”) on this new course by Tim Rumpf.

Rumpf quicker and… third

The citizen of Saint-Aubin was additionally ranked third on this path this Saturday, in 1h45’55”, being quicker than final yr, however conceding 8’03” to the winner. Patrick Koffel (Colombier) completed second in 1h45’37”. This exhibits how Mekonen Tefera (30 years outdated) dominated this race.

“The course is magnificent,” notes the Ethiopian. “I felt match right away, every thing went nicely.” We must always see him elevate his arms once more on a race within the area.

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Yerly in ache

Among the many women, Laurence Yerly (Cernier) did it once more on this Neuchâtel path. Affected by extreme decrease again (lumbar) ache, the athlete completed in 2h00’58”. “I hesitated to take part on this race till Saturday morning,” she says. “I am actually having fun with this race and that is why I got here. However it was exhausting for me.”

The Vaudruzienne additionally took nearly 5 minutes longer than in 2021 (1h55’59”). Her lead over her runner-up Stéphanie Thévenaz (La Chaux-de-Fonds), second in 2h15’03”, remains to be appreciable. The third is Giorgia Ferretti (Hauterive) in 2h19’55”.

Laurence Yerly exhausting at work earlier than the end in Chaumont. Photograph: Christian Galley

Victory as a pair

On the traditional distance, we discovered the French couple fashioned by Jean-Marc Martin and Manon Bougin. The Francs-Comtois, who shone on the BCN Tour in 2019, every completed first of their class.

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Among the many males, Jean-Marc Martin took 56’53” to cowl the space, previous Arthur Chuat (Hauterive), already second in 2021, by 32 seconds and Justin Paroz (Colombier) by 2’56”.

Manon Bougin dominated her rivals extra clearly since, with a time of 1h09’15”, she beat Céline Clerc-Schoeni (Bôle) by 6’38” and Joëlle Baruselli (Boudevillers) by 13’18’ ‘.

Greater than 240 individuals and the Nonorgue

In all, the organizers registered 243 individuals, together with 180 adults. Satisfaction for the members of the organizing committee, who depend on not less than 200 opponents to make their race worthwhile.

Observe that amongst these individuals, the Nonorgue household was represented by three generations of runners throughout the path with Gérard (born in 1954), Christophe (born in 1980) and Timéo (born in 2010). They accomplished the race collectively in 2:58:03.

This race has established a partnership with the Verticale d’Hauterive, which can happen on November thirteenth. Individuals within the two mountain occasions may obtain engaging prizes.

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