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Inspirational Friendship....

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By Pascal Aeschlimann (Vicosoprano, CHE - Facebook - 7/5/2022)

Emotionally recovered from a very nostalgic weekend.

20 years after the 7 days Gigathlon, Rod Morriss Raymond (winner of the first Gigathlon in 1998) and I closed the loop by participating in the last Gigathlon in the category "Men Couple." Still not fully recovered from Ironman Nice, 6 days earlier, we were glad to be among the 60% participants who could finish the beautiful journey...

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from Zurich to Vicosoprano swimming, cycling and running on the same day. We left Zurich at 06.10 and reached the finish line in the beautiful remote Bresaglia valley between Lake Como and St.Moritz at 23.20.

Big thank you to Peter Wirz and his team for setting the stage of such an unique WORLD CLASS Event over more than 20 years. Beyond the physical challenges, I will bever forget the friendships forged and the amazing Swiss landscapes we discovered thanks to the Gigathlon race.

Thank you Tom Lehmann for the great support before, during and after the race.

Thank you Eye Cheryl Lee for your unconditional support and your presence at the finish line and with us while we celebrated the last finisher on the following day.

Thank you Rod for being an inspirational friend for 20 years and a strong racing buddy to close our Gigathlon history book together.

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