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When you’ve spent the past decade travelling the globe and running in some of the biggest trail races in the world, what do you do to stay motivated?
If you’re HOKA athlete Julien Chorier, you take to the Alps and tackle the 295-kilometre challenge of the Tarentaise, of course.
“At the beginning of the year, I couldn’t really find a main aim for the season, so I made the decision to create it,” says Julien, speaking just before his appearance in the TDS race at this year’s ULTRA-TRAIL DU MONT-BLANC (UTMB) event, where he finished ninth.
“I really wanted to create something new, something that would allow me to discover new things,” he adds.
But the opportunity for Julien to share this experience with his family and closest friends was the biggest motivating factor behind his record attempt.
“Most of all, I wanted to do it in an environment that I knew well, somewhere close to home, so that my friends, family and training partners could all be a part of it too.”
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