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Championnat du Canigou - the fastest man in the Village

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Rod Ainsworth, London, is the fastest man who ever stayed in Village Catalan. In 2000 he participated in the international annual sports event, Championnat du Canigou, as a runner, and completed the 30 kms (20 miles) long run to the top of Canigou. an elevation of about 2134 metres, in 3 hours 59 minutes!

Click on the photo to see the route to the top! The championship takes place the first weekend of August every year, with up to 800 participants. For background and technical details, click here.

Rod Ainsworth, 3:59 hrs, with his 2000 medal

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