A few weeks ago I talked about the Asics running – Beat the sun campaign and I’m now pleased to tell you that I’m a Semi-Finalist!
There are now 24 semi-finalist from Europe and you can
vote on them vote on me every day till the 20th of may. After that we have a few days of waiting before we know if I’m a finalist and we would know if I’m going to Chamonix – France.
So in short again what is the Beat the Sun race?
Every year on the longest day of the year Asics is organising a relay race around the Mt blanc massif. The Asics Beat the sun race. The idea is that eight teams run against nature’s clock. They start in Chamonix and have just 15 hours, 41 minutes and 35 seconds to cover the 150km route. Every selected runner must do two relay sessions between 3k-19km across a varied terrain while crossing France, Switzerland and Italy on one day.
Who is Matthijs Kleverlaan?
As a semi-finalist, you have to introduce yourself and give you some insights about your life and training schedule. In the next few days and weeks I will keep you updated with tweets, Instagrams, facebook post and youtube videos.
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Why do I take part?
Last year I’ve did the mt blanc Marathon and I was stunned with the views in that area. So when I saw the Asics Beat The Sun campaign I thought I want to run there again. And I like it even more that you are going to run around the Mt Blanc with a team of professionals and amateurs. This would be so nice to complete this with a strong team of runners. I like the challenge to run up and around the hills and love to challenge myself so I know for sure this is a perfect race for me.
Want to help? I need you and you and your friends.
To be part of this race I need public votes, so your vote, and your friends votes and more. You can vote every day and till the 20th of may. After that the final group of people will be selected by a selection round of public votes and an expert judging panel based on my input.
So vote for me an click on the image below and find “matthijs kleverlaan” and click on vote, and do it tomorow again and the day after that…