Published 16/04/2024

Ekiden: Selenium Medical takes up the sporting challenge

Selenium Medical - Ekiden

Selenium Medical teams took part in a new sporting challenge: the first EKIDEN at Châtelaillon-Plage on Sunday April 14.

On Sunday April 14, Châtelaillon-Plage played host to the Ekiden, a major sporting event organized by the Serge Vigot La Rochelle Marathon Association. The Ekiden is originally a race from Japan that translates as “relay marathon“. Indeed, the sum of the distances to be covered by all the candidates in a team must be equal to that of the marathon, either 42.195 kilometers. Runners must complete this distance in relays of 6 team members. Then, successively covering the following distances: 5 km, 10 km, 5 km, 10 km, 5 km and finally 7.195 km. The advantage of this sporting challenge is its relay format, which makes the race accessible to as many people as possible! No fewer than 150 teams gathered in Châtelaillon-Plage for the event, 39 of them representing local companies. A unique opportunity to combine sportsmanship and professional dynamism!

So, on Sunday, three Selenium Medical teams set off on this marathon relay race in glorious sunshine! The effort and determination of our runners paid off, as one of our teams brilliantly took 3rd place on the podium among the 39 other company teams. A huge bravo to them for this remarkable performance! Congratulations also to all our runners for their commitment and determination throughout the race. As well, a big thank you for representing Selenium Medical with such energy!

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