Olivia Piana at IRONMANA 2017 – Diary of a Waterwoman

When Olivia Piana was offered a new trip to French Polynesia to take part in the KXT IRONMANA during the last edition of the Pacific Paddle Games, she did not hesitate a split second to take up the challenge. From the 4th to the 10th of December, the three-time ISA vice world champion from France will send us her daily impressions of the day in her ‘Diary of a Waterwoman’
 Olivia Piana in Huahine, French Polynesia
[EN] Day 1 – Tuesday Dec 4th
Today we started with two SUP sprint races of 4 kms plus one race against the clock for the boys since they hadn’t had enough after two races! All with only 1.5L of water, all energy products or other foods, even bananas, being forbidden! Then 2,5 kms of swimming to finish the day… only an appetizer apparently. In today’s video I quickly gathered California’s lifesaving champion Carter Graves’s first impressions and chatted with French lifesaving champion Emmanuelle Bescheron (from Capbreton) who won the swimming event today. I win the SUP races this morning. Time to go to sleep. To be continued…
[FR] 1ère journée – Mardi 4 décembre

Aujourd’hui on a commencé avec deux épreuves de SUP « sprint » de 4km et un contre la montre en rab pour les garçons vu qu’ils n’en avaient pas assez ! Le tout avec seulement 1,5L d’eau, tout produits énergétiques ou autres aliments, même les bananes, sont interdits ! 2,5km de natation ont cloturé la journée, une « mise en bouche ». Dans la vidéo tu as les impressions (rapides) de Carter Graves, championne de lifesaving de Californie (San Diego) et de Manue Bescheron (Capbreton) championne de lifesaving qui gagne l’épreuve natation aujourd’hui. Je gagne les courses de SUP ce matin. Il est temps d’aller au dodo ici. A suivre…

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Mathieu Astier

Mathieu is the hyper-active founder of TotalSUP and a multilingual online marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience working for top international internet companies. His love-at-first-sight for Stand Up Paddling in 2013 led him to build one of the leading online media dedicated to SUP in English and French and to turn his family lifestyle towards the ocean.

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