RUNNING HEROES / Nos légendes

Spiridon arrive !

Spiridon is coming!

The resounding echo of the victory of Spiridon Louis, the first Olympic marathon champion of the modern era, inspired the name of the first international running magazine. Originally from Greece, this young shepherd, in harmony with nature and far from urban conventions, created everyone's surprise. While everyone was waiting for a winner from the English, French or German elite, it was he who emerged, thus sowing the seed of a free race. This idea will be symbolically taken up to define the very essence of the magazine and the clothes.
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Cornelia Bürki, une athlète engagée

Cornelia Bürki, a committed athlete

Cornelia Bürki is committed to running in every sense of the word.
15 years of high-level international career but also a strong character that will lead her to commit to the inclusion of women in sport by wearing the Spiridon jersey in important criteriums. And at the time it was not very well seen by the federations to wear this jersey which claimed free running for all. Besides, we are looking for a triumphant full page from the Geneva tribune where she wears a Spiridon tank top after her Swiss record. We found a video of this record in Spiridon.
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Chantal Langlacé à Marvejols-Mende

Chantal Langlacé, heroine of free running

The great Kathrine Switzer was not the only one to have shaken up the codes of running and campaigned for the inclusion of women in marathons. In France, Chantal Langlacé was also a pioneer.
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