Roger Quemener

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Roger Quemener
Personal information
Nickname(s) Monsieur Paris-Colmar
Born (1941-06-17) 17 June 1941 (age 76)
France
Residence Noisy-le-Grand
Sport
Country France
Event(s) Racewalking, Ultramarathon
Club AS Police Paris (1970–1989)

Roger Quemener (France, June 17, 1941) is a former French racewalker, who was a legend of the Ultramarathon race Paris-Colmar winning seven times. He was thus the record of the number of wins, until Polish racewalker Grzegorz Adam Urbanowski brought it to ten wins.

Career[edit]

Of Breton descent Quemener joined the Parisian police in 1963, and later became a member of the AS Police Paris sporting association. He only started top-level sport at 28 years old. He contested mainly long-distance races, he was French champion in the 100 kilometers in 1971, 1972 and 1975. In 1979 Quemener won the classic Paris-Strasbourg. Subsequently, he won the same race in 1983, known as Paris-Colmar since 1981, and five times consecutively from 1985 to 1989. He used to stop to get shaved before the arrival at Colmar to cross the finish line with a clean-shaven face.[1] Later Quemener became deputy director of the competition.[2]

Awards[edit]

Medaille de la Jeunesse et des Sports Or ribbon.svg Golden medal of Youth and Sports - 1986

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