Louis Berenguer, a fan of retro running is on his 17th pass, covering 14km on the road to Col de la Bonette in Jausiers.
The Setois, who will soon turn 60, was a first-time runner and marathon runner before he began running backwards. 16 legendary passes in the Alps and Pyrenees were climbed by Setois, who is one of the most famous Tour de France cyclists, including the Croix-de-Fer (the Tourmalet), the Galibier or the Col de Vars. He had climbed Allos Pass from Ubaye Valley in 2019, and is known as "Luluof all records".
Tuesday, June 24, at 10 a.m. the athlete will set off to summit La Bonette at 2,802m above sea level. La Chalanette is at 1,800m above sea level. The drop is 1 089m and the slope is 6.62%-9%.
"I set myself the goal to climb twenty passes this way in ten years. Because I started in 2013, I will still have three passes to climb by 2023. You need to have a good mind," says the man who claims to be able climb one kilometer in ten minute flat. This performance should last for two hours and twenty minutes.
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Lulu Berenguer had climbed Izoard Pass in 2016.