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André Trottier

The road to Compostelle, a dream coming true

I’m André Trottier. For a long time, I have been dreaming of doing the road to Compostelle, but I had to put it off after being diagnosed with cancer. Now, I will not only be carrying out this challenge for the pleasure and adventure; I’ll be doing it as well for a good cause: support for the work of the Quebec Cancer Foundation.
I want to do Compostelle en tandem, among other reasons, for the physical challenge represented by a 200-km pilgrimage. An adventurer at heart, I think I can succeed easily in this challenge. I run roughly one marathon (40 to 50 km) per week and I have been training for several years already. The kinesiologist has helped me to correct my weaknesses by adapting my program in terms of the goals I’ve set for myself. I appreciate her tips and advice to improve my performance, and I take them seriously, because I don’t want injuries or illness as I undertake this expedition. Given the fact that I’ve had cancer, it reassures me to be able to count on a specialist who understands, better than I do, physical exercise and the human body.

Participating in the Compostelle en tandem challenge lets me start again some serious training with a view to carrying out other expeditions, say, for example, climbing Everest!

André Trottier, Roxton Pond

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