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FRANÇOIS D'HAENE

RUNNING

FRANCE

I grew up in Savoie, in the northern Alps and participated in athletics and cross country competition, as well as all outdoor activities such as cycling, skiing, canyoning and mountaineering. Then I needed to escape competitions that were too “structured” and training sessions that didn’t really suit my desire for freedom and mountain activities. So I instinctively turned towards trail running. Thanks to this discipline I found my way of combining my passions, being in the mountains, for pleasure, competition, discovery and travel. I am particularly careful of keeping a healthy lifestyle, to be at my best. 

FRANÇOIS D'HAENE

  • Place and date of birth: Lille (France), December 24th 1985
  • City where you live now : A mix between Beaujolais and Beaufortain in the French Alps
  • At what age did you start your discipline? I’ve been running for about 23 years!! But I started trail running 12 years ago.
  • What are the reasons for having chosen it? I wanted to feel freer in the mountain, in my practice and in my training. I was not comfortable with athletic sports so I choose to stop it and start trail running and ultra trail.
  • What is your main objective in your sport career? Try to take pleasure every day!
  • What is your main objective in your personal life? The same !
  • Why do you choose us as partner? Simply because I like the brand and is very innovative. They try to create some interesting products that are well adapted to our discipline.
  • What is your favorite competition spot? Anywhere in the mountain.
  • What is your favorite place to rest? A wild place with mountains!
  • What is your favorite destination for holidays? A wild place with mountains!
  • What is your favorite movie? La 7ème compagnie.
  • What is your favorite dish? A steak tartare with French fries.
  • What is your favorite activity (except your sport)? Take care of my childrens.

"My best memory during my career is probably my first ultra-trail in 2007. I was just surprise to complete the run and lucky to win it"