MAP.  Trail: follow Anne-Lise Rousset's GR 20 record attempt live

MAP. Trail: follow Anne-Lise Rousset’s GR 20 record attempt live

Annecy trail runner Anne-Lise Rousset set off this Monday, June 13 in the morning from Calenzana (Haute-Corse) to beat the women’s GR 20 record. She hopes to cross the island in 36 hours. Follow his journey in real time.

The trail runner Anne-Lise Rousset left this Monday morning at first light, from Calenzana (Haute-Corse) to try to beat the women’s record for the GR 20, a legendary hiking trail. A monument that represents some 170 km and 13,000 meters of elevation gain to cover.

The Haut-Savoyarde aims to cross the path north-south in 36 hours, 5 hours less than the record held for 10 years by Emilie Lecomte (41 h 22 min in 2012).

The map below allows you to follow its evolution in direct time, thanks to GPX readings. Also, we will update this article as the day goes on.

She is expected at the point of arrival in Conca (Corse-du-sud) on Tuesday around 6 p.m. if all goes as planned. Here are the updates from his journey:

12:30 p.m.: Anne-Lise Rousset crossed the Punta Minuta, which is the highest point of the central chain at 2,556 meters above sea level. It progresses at a steady pace and seems in its time.

6 hours : The Frenchwoman set off at 6 am under the encouragement of members of her family, her team and several walkers, who waited for the start to begin their journey.

“You are going on a very long, dangerous adventure. Be careful, be strong. Perseverance and courage!”launched the municipal councilor and president of a club affiliated with the French Mountain and Climbing Federation (FFME), Franck Maraninchi, in charge of validating the departure.

Anne-Lise Rousset, 33, left the start village accompanied by two pacers (hares), Florian Bernabeu and above all Lambert Santelli, holder of the men’s record since June 2021 in 30 hours 25 minutes.

Santelli runs the first section, which is particularly complicated, ie 24.5 km and 3,300 m of elevation gain, before being replaced. “We will have to manage the euphoria of the start, not to make the mistake of leaving too quickly”underlined Rousset during its preparation.

The trail runner, also a rural veterinarian near Annecy (Haute-Savoie), is taking the GR 20 bet eleven months after giving birth to her first child. She can count on her experience. For many years, she has regularly arrived on the women’s podiums of the trail races in which she participates.

In 2018, she also finished 4th in the women’s CCC, a side race of the UTMB. More recently, in April, she won the Drôme trail, for women (42 km, 2,030 D+ in 3h53 min).

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