While footballer Kylian MBappé and his trainer, Christophe Galtier, were ironic about their carbon footprint in early September, trail champion Andy Symonds announced that he would not be going to the World Trail Championships in Thailand. “My carbon footprint for 2022 will be around 6.3 tonnes equivalent CO2, which is already too much.” He underlined that this trip alone would burden his balance sheet with 4 tons of the equivalent of CO2 additional when we should aim for 2 tons each per year to limit global warming. Andy Symonds has a well-stocked track record: he notably won the Lavaredo Ultra Trail (Italy) in 2016, the Ubaye Snow Trail Salomon in 2013, the Trail du Ventoux, that of Sainte-Victoire and the Ardéchois in 2012 and Le Grand Trail des Templiers in 2011. On the occasion of the last Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), the benchmark race for the discipline, the champion reached eleventh place this year. He was even fifth in 2019. The sportsman, who lives in Provence, indicates that in the future he will favor the races closest to his home, which he can go to by train. Read more (EN): https://news.trenddetail.com/news/140051.html (FR) https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/sport/article/andy-symonds-champion-de-trail-renonce-aux-mondiaux-pour-limiter-son-empreinte-carbone_207853.html
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This is encouraging... He is truly the definition of walking the talk
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Oh! Wow, others should take notes