Grand Raid 2022: the exit of Mafate for the first of the Diagonale des fous, the arrivals of the Mascareignes and the Zembrocal Trail, follow all the races [DIRECT]

This Grand Raid 2022 is full of surprises. Follow in our live the head of the race of the Diagonale des Fous, with Beñat Marmissolle and Jean-Philippe Tschumi; the crazy crossing of the American Courtney Dauwalter. The arrivals of the Mascareignes and the Zembrocal Trail at La Redoute.



The atmosphere I give paké to the Grande Chaloupe! To encourage stiffness, what better than a little maloya? “Ah chemin la redoubt its long strip ah ti pa ti pa narive nou tiembo nou pa pou dropped“sings the band 🧑‍🎤

Maloya to encourage the stiffness of the Grand Raid “Ah chemin la redoubt its long lé ah ti pa ti pa narive nou tiembo nou pa pou dropped” This is what the group sings



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Marmissolle and Tschumi are accelerating! They clock in at 3:54 p.m. at Chemin Ratinaud.

Courtney Dauwalter clocked in at 3:20 p.m. at Deux Bras. It is heading towards Dos d’Âne, and seems to draw on its resources on the climb. This is also the great Raid! Fatigue, sweat; but the mind and the motivation to get there are there.


Courtney Dauwalter on the climb to Dos d’Ane



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We continue to relive the passage of the first runners to Deux Bras!

The first three at Deux Bras Grand Raid

The first three at Deux Bras Grand Raid



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The transition from the first to Deux Bras… ⤵

The first three at Deux Bras Grand Raid 1

The first three at Deux Bras Grand Raid 1



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🚀 The mad race of the American Courtney Dauwalter, which is hot on the heels of the men at the head of the Diagonale! 👇

Benat Marmissolle just clocked in at Dos d’Âne! The French clocked in at 3:35 p.m., when he was expected around 3:49 p.m.… A breeze as he did not stop.

He is always shoulder to shoulder with Jean-Philippe Tschumi, who also clocked in at Dos d’Âne at the same time.

the Reunionese Judicaël Sautron points in turn to the Oussy Footbridge, at 3:27 p.m. The Sainte-Marien is always placed at 7th position. He is 1h29min from the head of the race.

In front of him, Yannick Noël, who clocked in at the Oussy footbridge at 3:04 p.m.!

Dauwalter has just clocked in at Deux Bras, at 3:20 p.m. She loses two places in the general classification and is positioned in 5th position.

Germain Grangier points one minute before the American (3:19 p.m.). Ben Dhiman climbed to third position thanks to his score at Deux Bras at 3:18 p.m.

Let’s look at bib 3738. It is Denis Nemorin. At 73, he is still in good shape! With several Grand Raids to his credit, he absolutely wanted to take part in this 30th anniversary.

For this 2022 edition, he is trying out the Mascareignes because on the Diagonal, he has already given. His wish ? To be the first in his category to pass La Redoute.

At 73, Denis Némorin tries his hand at Mascareignes

At 73, Denis Némorin tries his hand at Mascareignes



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Runners continue to flock to the Grande-Chaloupe. Despite 9 retirements, 737 have already clocked in for the Mascareignes.

For the Zembrocal, they are 10 to have done it.

Scoring at the Grande Chaloupe for the Mascareignes and the Zembrocal

Scoring at the Grande Chaloupe for the Mascareignes and the Zembrocal



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Courtney Dauwalter continue in its reproduction! It is now positioned in 3rd post. It is the first female and the 3rd mixed scratch of this Diagonale des Fous.

It clocks in at 2:53 p.m. at the Oussy footbridge, just in front of Ben Dhiman.

In Mafate, the atmosphere is there to make the runners smile… And that they keep their motivation despite everything!

Grand Raid à Roche Atmosphere Plate

Grand Raid à Roche Atmosphere Plate



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On rest at the Grande-Chaloupe. And what would a Grand Raid and refueling be without volunteers?! Mélanie Racine has been a volunteer on the Grand Raid for 22 years! So for the 30 years, out of the question for her not to be there. It’s an annual tradition. “We need to put more emphasis on volunteers because we talk a lot about runners! Some have been there a long time!” She says.

Mélanie, she likes to guide stiffness and orient them. And here at the Grande Chaloupe, you have to keep the cars moving because the steepness passes from time to time.

Mélanie Racine, volunteer on the Grand Raid for 22 years!

Mélanie Racine, volunteer on the Grand Raid for 22 years!



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We start from the side of the Grande Chaloupe… Live the refueling of the runners. Essential step before going to Colorado ⬇

The leaders of the Diagonale des Fous have pointed to Deux Bras! Marmissole and Tschumi are still neck and neck and clock in at 2:24 p.m.

🏃‍♀ 🚀 Courtney Dauwalter, the American rocket, at Grand Place in Ilet des Orangers. She grabbed a small place 👇

The Grand Raid, everywhere, all the time for 24 hours! The 30th edition of the Diagonale des Fous can be watched live on Web TV in La Réunion La 1beforeuntil 10 p.m. tonight.

Benoît Marmissole and Jean-Philippe Tschumi both clocked in at the Oussy footbridge at 1:58 p.m., with a difference of 4 seconds respectively.

The American rocket Courtney Dauwalter continues in her crazy buy! After pointing at 1:01 p.m. at the plateau of Cerf in Roche Plate, it passes at 2:00 p.m. and 16 seconds at Ilet des Orangers. That is 7 seconds after Ben Dhiman.

This Grand Raid 2022 is rich in twists and turns. Beñat Marmissolle and Jean-Philippe Tschumi are still leading the Diagonale des Fous. The American Courtney Dauwalter is in the TOP 5. After the abandonment of several favorites, David Hauss, in turn, threw in the towel. Judicaël Sautron is the first Reunionese. Throwback to this morning of “Crazy”!

Did you miss it? Relive on Réunion La 1before the first hours of the race until daybreak in Cilaos, marked by many abandonments, then by the difficult crossing of Mafate by the Fous de la Diagonale!

More than 6,500 runners take the start of the four races, namely the Zembrocal Trailthe Diagonal of the Bishopsthe Mascarenes and finally the Bourbon Trail this Friday evening, 8 p.m. They will survey the trails of Reunion for 4 days.

Meeting the 1before you bring the Grand Raid to life. The atmospheres, the follow-up of the races, the extras and of course the arrivals, can be found on the website A1before.re, on the page Facebook of Reunion the 1beforethe Web TV of Reunion the 1beforefrom 5 p.m. on radio and television.

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