Runner Andrea Huser dies after slipping and falling from 140 meters

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By CAPosts 01 December, 2020 - 04:29am 541 views

Andrea Huser, mountaineer, in an image on her Instagram profile.Instagram

The Swiss Andrea Huser lost her life while training in Saas-Fee (Switzerland), falling from almost 140 meters when slipping on a frozen stream. Local media explained this Monday that the relatives of the athlete, 46, European mountain bike champion in 2002, triathlete and successful mountain runner, alerted the Bern Cantonal Police when they had no news of her after going out for a run. in Saas-Fee.

Valais police and emergency services began the search. On Sunday morning, rescue services conducted helicopter spotting flights and scouted the area with search dogs. Shortly before noon, the emergency services of the Saastal station located the body of Andrea Huser and confirmed his death.

“Very sad day for the sport and the world of mountain racing. I have no words. Today we are left by one of the greats of this sport, Andrea Huser. Tireless runner, fighter and of great generosity. I will never forget our entry into Chamonix, when you whispered in my ear that my victory was also yours. Today the sky gains a star. Andrea, we will miss you very much ”, said goodbye to her the Spanish Nuria Picas, winner of the Ultra Trail World Tour.

Andrea Huser was also the winner of the Ultra Trail World Tour in 2018 and, in 2015, she prevailed in the fetish test of mountain races, the Mont-Blanc Ultra Trail.

Source: Elpais

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