On Sunday, November 20, after more than 190 hours of walking, jogging and running, the 2016 edition of No Finish Line was completed in the presence of the Carabinieri band and this year its goals were surpassed, yet again.
A total of 11,739 runners and walkers completed the 1370-metre circuit for a total of 392,000 kilometres. This year’s goal was “to the moon” – 384,400 kilometres is the exact distance from the earth to the moon – and today NFL announced that they beat the target by 7,600 kilometres. Participants travelled 8,000 kilometres more than last year.
As every kilometre equals one euro in sponsorship, €392,000 will be donated to Children & Future to finance projects for sick and underprivileged children.
No Finish Line is a generous cosmopolitan race, a convivial meeting place and a formidable event for the numerous teams competing – 358 this year, representing nearly 10,000 people and who annually garner more than 60 percent of kilometres, making it a personal challenge for the individual participants and a major sporting event, its organisers say.
Some results: The Prince’s Cup was handed to Didier Sessegolo for 939 km travelled, 2nd place went Robert Morin (915 km) and 3rd to Bernard Chevillon (866 km).
The first woman and 5th overall, Mimi Chevillon with 817 km (winner last year with 813 km). In second, Australian Sarah Barnett (746 km) followed by Annick Fouchard Djebli (738 km).
The first winning team, again this year, the Sancta Devota Foundation with 13,841 km, associated with the ACM. Second went to the Flavian Foundation (11,688 km) and third Barclays Monaco with 10,278 km.
For the teams in relay, the top three teams were the Firemen of Monaco with 322 km, Ferberian (317 km) and Teams Endurance Shop Menton (280 km).
Rendez-vous November 11 to 19, 2017, for a new edition still in Fontvieille and with new records to beat.