Gael Geffroy runs after records… and he often catches them. Indeed, the licensee of Montluçon Athletics a battu le French record of 3,000 meters indoors, in the adapted sport category (he has mild autism). It happened in Reims this Sunday, December 20, during a race reserved for athletes with the status of high-level athletes, which allows them to compete despite the health crisis.
Opposed to other members of the France pole of athletics in adapted sport, Gaël (21 years old) thus completed the fifteen laps of the track in 8 minutes, 54 seconds and 76 hundredths. Or about a second better than the old mark. The runner-up finished far behind, in 9’24, and the third in 10’00.
But that’s not all, the Montluçonnais also takes the opportunity to improve the Allier espoir record in FFA (able-bodied and disabled runners combined) that he already had. Finally, this super time also allows him to achieve the minimums in order to participate in the next Virtus European Championships indoors.
Montluçonnais Gaël Geffroy also holds the French record for 1,500 meters in adapted sport [16/08/2020]
“Another runner helped me at the start and then I had to manage my race alone », Gaël Geffroy analyzed on his social networks. Evidenced by the gap that separated him from his pursuers at the finish …
“The results are positive but I know that with people by my side I can go even further on the clock. “
Gael Geffroy (Montluçon Athletics)Gaël Geffroy here in second position (in white) this Sunday in Reims.
The following?? “In January I will do other indoor and cross competitions, while knowing that my big goal for the year will be for the end of March ”. Indeed, he will then participate in two races over 1,500 meters, which will be qualifying for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games (Japan).
Gaël Geffroy distinguished by the Department of Allier [20/02/2020]
Text: Luc Barre
Photos: Montluçon Athletics