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Eric Terrien wins the bronze medal in the long distance race at the ISA SUP

Eric Terrien wins the bronze medal in the long distance race at the ISA SUP

Congratulations to Eric Terrien who, after quite a stressful start and a tight battle, won the bronze medal in the long distance race at the ISA SUP World Championships in Peru!


On Saturday 25th February it was an early start for Eric and the other racers, for the last race of the championships, an 18 km long distance race. On the starting line, Eric Terrien is getting upset: the organisers are delaying the beginning of the race. A set of waves comes and all boards collide into each other. Right from the first few seconds of the race, the racers set off at speed. Two racers Jamie Mitchell and Travis Grant use good tactics to keep the race under control. They play it relay-style and leave a gap between them and Eric Terrien. In fact Eric doesn't know it yet, but with all the collisions at the start of the race, his board got two bangs and is starting to take water. "Luckily I noticed that only at the end of the race, otherwise it would have been really bad for my morale", said Eric.

Eric Terrien turns third around the intermediary buoy. Eric tries in vain to reach the Australian duo but choses a wrong track and is caught up by the New-Zealander Paul Jackson. From there on he'll battle it out to keep his third position. The race is being fought between Mitchell and Grant and unlike the previous day, it's Jamie who comes out the winner. Exhausted, the racers finally reach the finish line and Eric takes the bronze medal.  Next year, a second edition of this ISA World Championship could take place on the same spot. See you there !