SACHA DEVILLAZ

SACHA DEVILLAZ

DATE OF BIRTH: 1989.06.06
NATIONALITY: FRANCE

Bio

"Only two options: reach the goal or go to the hospital"

Sacha

I was born in Chamonx, at the foot of Mont Blanc and I live in Vallorcine with my girlfriend Cindy and Adrian and Nuria, my two sons. I started being on mountains around my home very early, thanks to my parents and my older sister, very strong alpinist and climber in the national French Team. During my first races of back-country skiing I discovered the pleasure of effort, attending national and international races. I was running during summer to prepare the winter season but year after year it has become my main and favourite activity. I love the simplicity of this sport, the chance to go everywhere with just my two legs. I love being on my valley's mountains and that loneliness which you can feel only on mountains. I always need to push my limits and I am very competitive, that's why for me, to waer a bib, it's almost a necessity. My confort zone is in ultra races, over 100km with a lot of altitude but I love to run all kind of races.

Interview

1) Which is your favorite place for running?
To the top and around the Buet at Vallorcine
2) Which is your specialization?
More than 100km in the mountains
3) Do you have a pre-race routine?
Not really, but for sure I have a post-race routine: drink a beer at the finish line!
4) When and why did you start running?
For sure when I was born, to explore the mountains where I live
5) Which are your La Sportiva favorite shoes?
Helios SR
6) What's in the air?
2019 will be a really special year: just one race. I will run 100 miles with not so much denivelation at Leadville in USA. Another way to train, to prepare a race. Can’t wait to be there and also scared

 

In primo piano

  • 2000 First time on top of Mont Blanc
  • 2015 First child
  • 2015 4° place at CCC
  • 2017 Second child
  • 2018 14° at UTMB

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