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Community, leisure and sports for all: Mahé Crazy Challenge 2023 |06 December 2023

Community, leisure and sports for all: Mahé Crazy Challenge 2023

New women’s record for Caroline Sebert


  •          Geno Belle men’s challenge winner


Geno Belle and Caroline Sebert are the grand winners of this year’s Mahé Crazy Challenge hosted by the community, leisure and sports for all unit within the National Sports Council (NSC) last Saturday, with the latter setting a new record in the women’s category.

In the women’s challenge, Sebert clocked ten hours, 28 minutes and 06 seconds (10hr28:06), to replace Pene Vogt’s old record of 11hr41:44 set in 2017.

For this year’s challenge, the contestants left Stad Popiler and headed up North via Anse Etoile, Glacis, Beau Vallon and Bel Ombre, before they climbed up the Anse Major trail and headed to Port Launay, via Cap Ternay.

They then headed to Anse Boileau and went downtown, going through Baie Lazare, Takamaka, Anse Royale, Au Cap, Anse Aux Pins, Pointe Larue, before taking the Providence Highway to finish at Stad Popiler.

The time limit set to complete the challenge was 15 hours, and according to director of the community, leisure and sports for all unit, Francis Remie, once on the highway, bonus time were awarded to the contestants, allowing them to complete the challenge.

Contestants who did not reach the highway within the given time limit were picked up, while those on the highway within the 15 hours limit were allowed to continue.

In the men’s challenge, Belle clocked ten hours, four minutes and 35 seconds (10h04:35) to finish first, ahead of last year’s winner Noah Chilinda who was pushed into second place, after clocking 10hr10:45.

Young Yannick Annacoura – 18 years old – finish third overall in 10hr4:27, in front of Sisira Kumara who finished fourth in 10hr23:37.

Fifth overall was Keven Larue who clocked 10hr50:42.

In the women’s category, Aisha Radwan was the runner-up, finishing in 11hr20:23, ahead of third-placed Brenda Larue who was last year’s winner.

Vanessa Sinon finished fourth overall, after clocking 12hr46:45, ahead of Annita Amasogno who finished fifth overall in 12hr47:00

First organised in 2004, the challenge’s first winner was Philip Louange who clocked 14hours and 30minutes (14h30).

After different times were registered during the following challenges, it was in 2012 that James Barra set a new record – 8h52:09 – which is yet to be broken.

In the women’s category, until Saturday, the event’s record – 11h41:44 – belonged to Vogt, set in 2017, breaking that of the late Simone Jaffa – 12h23:56 – set in 2010.



Complete results of the 2023 Mahé Crazy Challenge



Men’s Crazy Challenge


1- Geno Belle                   10h04:35

2 - Noah Chilinda              10hr10:45

3 - Yannick Annacoura      10hr4:27

4 - Sisira Kumara               10hr23:37

5 - Keven Larue              10hr50:42

6 - Houssam Ajeeb          10hr50:49

7 - Antoine Mondon       11hr07:00

8 - Abul Kalam Asath       11hr12:50

9 - Damien Leong Pon    11hr15:21

10 - Conrad Appasamy  11hr44:16

11 - Jimmy Jacques         12hr54:55

12 - Denis Rose               13hr04:00

13 - Leonard Andomalala              13hr08:37

14 - Brandon Vital                           14hr16:45

15 - Naddy Banane          15hr55:55

16 - Ronny Esparon         15hr55:55

17 - Neville Humphrey   15hr55:55

18 - Trevor Lespoir           15hr59:23

19 - Raymond Florentine              16hr51:12


Women’s Crazy Challenge


1 - Caroline Sebert           10hr28:06

2 - Aisha Radwan                             11hr20:23

3 -Brenda Larue               11hr50:14

4 - Vanessa Sinon             12hr46:45

5 - Annita Amasogno      12hr47:00

6 - Nelda Freminot          12hr54:55

7 - Viviana Etheve            14hr35:25

8 - Zsaklin Miklos                 15hr59:23

9 - Christiane Commettant           16hr11:14

10 - Samantha William    16hr11:14


Roland Duval




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