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Odile Hochard, blind is challenging her record on 24h ….

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Odile Hochard, blind is challenging her record on 24h ….

Here we go again! It is an incredible challenge  

While I currently detain the world wide record of blind people with more than 172 at my meter, on October 7/8 I will try and cover 180 Km. Yes at age 60, I have 3 less in my head but I hope 3 times more in my legs.

At Vierson, during French Championship, on a circuit of 1 KM, I will be accompanied of several guides of my Malling Club who will come from Moselle for this wild race in the middle of “normal” people

I cross the fingers both for the weather as well as for the long term physical effort! 

 

Odile

Nicolas Linder, a blind person is starting crossing of Alsace

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Nicolas Linder, a blind person is starting crossing of Alsace

Written by Aude Raso, France Bleu Alsace

Thanks to a GPS adapted for people with sight deficiency, Nicolas Linder will be running the 200 km between the 21 and 29 of July from Wissembourg to Sewen.
He will be leaving on July 21 at dawn. Nicolas Linder, sight deficient, will start a crossing of Alsace by foot by foot in less than 10 days. From Wissembourg to Sewen, near Masevaux, it is not less than 200 kilomètres that are in front of him. His ally ? A GPS, adapted to sight deficient people, totally guided by voice, explains the Alsacien, who already ran the trip of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle or has also walked on the Baïkal lake in Sibéria.

Giving back confidence despite the handicap
When interviewed about his performance, Nicolas Linder respond that he does not see himself like a champion, to the contrary. I have been using this GPS for 3 years, and it allowed be to find back confidence in me. Finding orientation was too complicated. Only 5 % of the blind deficient population comes out of their house autonomously.
“This GPS has change my life. Now I can show that despite the handicap, we can do a lot of things.
I am very consicious that not everyone can 50 km trails or crossing the Alsace. But I hope that more and more non seeing people will use this type of tools” concludes Nicolas Linder.

"Je suis bien conscient que tout le monde ne fera pas des trails de 50 km ou des traversées de l'Alsace. Mais j'espère que de plus en plus de malvoyants se tourneront vers ce type d'outils", conclude Nicolas Linder.

Polar expedition

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Polar expedition

Since June 19 juin, Frank Bruno has taken part to his expedition Kiffaanngissuesq (free man in Greenland language). With his girl friend Karin, they have used kayaks together up to the 29th, date at which she came back to Corsica. Since, it is his loneliness that accompanies him every day in this polar trip and with no assistance. Also heading north, he is progressing, snow and ice are his companies. Each evening he writes a daily journal with a picture he sends via satellite.

On top of the difficulties he encounters in his expedition, his unique legg is an additional exercise to overcome. And if our difference was a force it would be his leitmotiv.

Alone, one goes faster, together we go further…


En savoir plus :

www.boutdevie.org/categorie/blog-frank-bruno

The Association « Bout de Vie » comes back from an great polar expedition.

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The Association  « Bout de Vie » comes back from an great polar expedition.

Elisa, Maxence, Ange-Paul and Remi had the happiness of sharing the life of hunters from Greenland on the North Ouest in bay of Disko.

Extract of the Expedition Diary.
Travelling is not changing of country but changing of world and here it is frankly a different planet. Here Men could seem cold and hard to liaise with them but it is the opposite. I think they take us for real handicapped people, not those that are missing a part but to those civilization of the South who are only wining. While in the abundancy countries are crying, here they are living.

That is all.
On this link, you can find the full journal :]
http://www.boutdevie.org/categorie/les-aventures/avannaanut/journal-de-bord-avannaanut/

France, Crolles, in Isère, will host the first kart grand prize for blind and low vision participants.

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France, Crolles, in Isère, will host the first kart grand prize for blind and low vision participants.

The circuit of Karting of Crolles in Iseres will host the first grand prix reserved to the blind and poor sightseeing participants on June 23 2017.
The pilots will be accompanied by a co-pilot seeing normally for a competition in full safety.
The organizers, the Sports Association of the Atomic Energy Commission and St Microelectronics,
talk about a world-wide first of a kind. On Friday 23 June 2017 between 18 :00 and 20 :00 on the Circuit of Crolles in Isère.
Poor sightseeing or blind, the pilots will behind the wheel of 2 place vehicle.
At this side, a co-pilot with no sight issue will be able to take over the commands of the vehicle in case of issue. The organizers promise in this case an optimal security.
Test will be done as from 9 AM and the beginning of the race will take place at 1900.
source :
france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr