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Race Is Over , But No Country For 3 Old Men Will Be Back

28th October 2017 12:17 PM[(GMT-04:00) Santiago]

We did start 3 in our team  , 5 total from Sept iles with Denis and Catou.

It was tough, very tough . Many stories for years to come

At the finish line , we were happy and proud, all of us.

Katou was tough , very tough. Quite impressed.

Ricky was again the best teammate for all of us, and best service to bring back drunk people on Sunday night.

Denis...un peu fife with his blisters , but quite a beast going up the hills. For me he was quite a revelation as a  tough dude chasing the coyote.

Serge as usual , the best singer and best dancer at the finish line.

Tent no. 10 with Kim and Jerry, great people,  we will never forget you.

.... and for me delighted to be a part of this. Sometimes you just see things... and being happy. Life  sometime is simple , and you can see  stars shinning.

4 Desert organisation, doctors, volunteers are AMAZING. Honestly great organization, very professional and always taking care of the runners . Great people, within a great organization.

What we can we say...Goldorak will regroup,  and we will back sometimes , somedays.

It is always seems impossible until it is done.

Thanks 4 desert for this great experience.




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Dark And Stormy Day

6th October 2017 06:25 AM[(GMT-04:00) Santiago]

Dark and Stormy day

As planned , everybody completed this 80 km.

It is done.

Our feet now look like Hobbit feet, but as Serge said : pain is a privilege.

Blisters count is a little bit out of control.

For the last km , we were looking like private Ryan coming into the beach.


Tomorrow 8km.

We can call it : the dark and stormy run.

After finish line , the time to get a dark and stormy or a beer, will be  counted in seconds…

We ll be flying over the course tomorrow…or maybe more like Buzz lightyear said: this is not flying, this is just falling with style.

I know , it is all about the style !!

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Charles Langlois

Posted On: 06 Oct 2017 23:33 PM

Hello les boys de Sept-Îles. C'est formidable ce que vous accomplissez. Keep on going, the beer at the finish line will be special. Denis peut vous inviter sur la Moisie l'été prochain. It is going to be less rough. See you soon. CAL.

Vincent Lortie

Posted On: 06 Oct 2017 18:44 PM

J’espère tu as apporté assez de tape pour qu’ils rentrent dans tes souliers ! Bonne chance pour la fin, vous êtes proche du victory lap!

Charles Langlois

Posted On: 06 Oct 2017 23:37 PM

Hello les gars de la Côte-Nord et des bermudes. C.est formidable ce que vous accomplissez. Keep on going the finish line is near and the beer will be great. Denis peut vous inviter sur la Moisie l'été prochain. It is going to be less tough. See you soon! CAL.

Charles A. Langlois

Posted On: 06 Oct 2017 23:42 PM

Hello les gars de chez-nous! Great accomplishment! Ricky a donné un bel effort. Keep on going the finish line is near and the beer will be great. Denis peut vous inviter sur la Moisie l'été prochain. Ça va être moins tough. See you soon. CAL
Another Tough Day For The Team.

4th October 2017 01:18 AM[(GMT-04:00) Santiago]

Who said , that it was easy?

We lost a member of our team today.

Ricky had to drop at mid stage today. Dunes climbing yesterday killed his legs.

Sandy surface today,and rocky hills brought him to his knees.

He gave everything, but the tank was empty.

I am proud of him. He did 150 km all in.

I am sure is really disappointed,but it was the right decision,

We are two in the team now.


Tomorrow is 80 km !

Our legs ,shoulders,feet, are in pain but…

Nothing rational about running 80 km,after 4 consecutive days of 40 km.

That is the idea. Tomorrow you don’t run with your legs and brain, you run with your heart and soul.

One of the greatest guy of the last century, Nelson Mandela said:


It always seems impossible, until it’s done.

Tomorrow it will be done.

Might not be pretty , but it will be done.


And this one from Mr. Mandela for Ricky:

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

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Gabrielle Marois

Posted On: 05 Oct 2017 15:13 PM

Bonne chance Yves!!!!

Carolina Drew

Posted On: 05 Oct 2017 17:41 PM

Keep Going Bob!!!, so sad about your team, hope He will recover soon!!!! all the best for you and your mate! is a long day 80 km!!!!!

Mike Julien

Posted On: 06 Oct 2017 00:13 AM

Lachez pas les boys!! Un Km a la fois.

Louis Flamand

Posted On: 06 Oct 2017 00:17 AM

One has fallen but two are still standing up. The worst is being you. Look up and you see the finish line. From one Ironman to two Ironmen, Great job guys. You have my outmost respect. Make us proud. En passant, je peux pas croire que vous allez vous faire battre par une équipe d'egg rolls. Come on, lets go. Allez les chercher. Louis

Nancy Poirier

Posted On: 06 Oct 2017 02:05 AM

Yves and fellow superman: Sending loads of positive energy and my mantras for My lastest "I run because I can" andmy favorite: "I found my inner bitch and ran with her" (can be gender specified...) Utmost respect and admiration!! Enjoy fully!!! Nancy xxx

Ricky Fontaine

Posted On: 06 Oct 2017 04:48 AM

I always knew that you would do it again. Knowing that you are in, safe, that you lead our friends to home, and that you would do it again without hesitation, if being asked, is making me so proud that our lives have crossed path one day. I will cherish our friendship forever. To your Mandela quote, this one from Colin Powell: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” What's missing, I WILL FIX. Love you guys. All of you. Now I can go to bed.

Van Dyke Bean

Posted On: 06 Oct 2017 17:43 PM

I can't wait to read Stage 5's blog.. the pictures of all 3 of you in this stage already paint a good picture - sorry to have a chuckle, haha, but have a peek at the picture of you climbing the dune :)
Day 3- Revenge Day

3rd October 2017 12:16 PM[(GMT-04:00) Santiago]

In 2015 Ricky dropped on stage 3 at the third stop.

Before this stop, it is the toughest surface of the entire race. You can hardly walk, you losing a lot of energy.

The surface is a crusty volcano salt soft rock.

But This time ….  he was bouncing, dancing, he was flying over this section.

Full revenge has taken place.

Everybody completed stage 3 in our team.

Very warm today, alot  of dunes. We will need a good rest.

Blisters are popping, legs, shoulders are hurting, lots of fun.

Tomorrow stage 4 !!

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Aiichia M

Posted On: 04 Oct 2017 19:05 PM

Go Bob Go!! So proud of you and the team! You guys are awesome!! We are rooting for you!!! Blessings

Louis Flamand

Posted On: 04 Oct 2017 19:48 PM

Salut les BOYS, Happy to learn that all members of NCTOM made it through stage 3. I wish you all the best for the remaining of the course. Enjoy the ride and respect you limits. You are making me jealous (well, not that much when I think of what you must be going through) of not being there with you and hear you less than funny jokes. Vive Normand D'Amour et Patrick Normand. Happy trail! Louis

Elie-p Fontaine

Posted On: 04 Oct 2017 22:23 PM

Belle bande de débiles que vous etes! Je suis fier de vous, et Ricky; on dirais que t'as lever tes esties d'shouclacques, continue comme ca! EPF

William Lortie

Posted On: 04 Oct 2017 23:47 PM

Vendu kool à 5$ yetait temps! Les dunes sont pas prêtes pour le 80! Si t'as joué 77 aux Bermudes tout est possible considérant que tu jouais 90 il y a quelques années! Fini ça en force et bat ton temps de 2015 t'es capable!

Anne Ross

Posted On: 05 Oct 2017 00:11 AM

Ho!go!go! Je vous suis , vous êtes forts , lâchez pas et particulièrement Katou ! T es capable xxx

Anne Ross

Posted On: 05 Oct 2017 00:14 AM

Bravo à vous tous,, go ! Go! Lache pas Kstou , je te suis cxx

Vince Lortie

Posted On: 05 Oct 2017 00:22 AM

Lachez-pas le pas, vous êtes réellement éxceptionnels. Capable de braver un désert, mais pas capable de batttre 5 cabochons à Burlington, je te dis. Bonne chance à vous!
Tough Day!

2nd October 2017 01:04 AM[(GMT-04:00) Santiago]

Yesterday we had 70km/h draft blowing in the desert.

We had a good sandblast. Quite hard to run in altitude without oxygen with sand in your face.

Today ,our team felt like we went 10 round of boxing with Floyd Mayweather.

We started strong , but finished on our knees.

The run trail was tough, made for goats, more than for runners.

On the positive side two things:

  • We are leading in the team competition
  • Only 170 km to go !

My partners will recuperate tonight. On my side , I can say that for me, hills of beautiful Bermuda were the best training for this event.

Tomorrow will be ready to knock down Mayweather.


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Carolina Drew

Posted On: 03 Oct 2017 16:55 PM

Bob!!!!! keep going!!!! enjoy my country!!!! I am SO impressed of your courage to do this race!!!! everyone here is clapping for you!!! sending tons of cheers!!!! PS: DON'T FORGET TO BRING KUNSTMANN ARANDANO OR TOROBAYO ! LOL :) CAROLINA!!!!!! Viva Chile!!!!! mierda!!!!! whoo hooo

Études De La Haute St-charles Oli

Posted On: 03 Oct 2017 02:54 AM

Let's go Yves! On pense a toi, lâche pas! Reviens avec des ampoules et des bonnes histoires! Oli
Arrived At Camp 1

1st October 2017 08:58 AM[(GMT-04:00) Santiago]

Arrived at the camp.

Chile is beautiful.

Breathing is hard, but we should get use to it soon.

We had our first dry food dinner. Not great.

Race start tomorrow. Can’t wait.


Team is ready. No country for three old men are ready to rock and roll!

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Aiichia Minors

Posted On: 02 Oct 2017 12:05 PM

Go Bob!! We are praying for you. Blessings,
No Country For 3 Old Men Are Back

12th September 2017 12:51 PM[(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

With 20 days to go, training is almost completed.

It is a done deal. Our team '' no country for 3 old men '' from Gobi, China  2013 is back in.

Against all odds...since We did promess to buried our back pack for ever after Gobi in 2013.

With all the blisters and the pain , we said to our wives that it was the last time......but with time , we forget everything.

In fact almost everything .... we will never forget our friendship. Like some old guy said :

A true friend is someone that is there for you , when he'd rather be anyplace else.

This is our team.


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Sam F

Posted On: 12 Sep 2017 00:56 AM

And we are so glad you are all back together. You can't beat a friendship that has been bonded in the desert.

Sergio G

Posted On: 27 Sep 2017 16:41 PM

“A good friend will come and bail you out of jail, but a fiend like NCF3OM will be sitting next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'!” Pain is a privilege !! See you soon mate !!
Training In Paradise

18th August 2017 12:32 PM[(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Weather has been beautiful in Bermuda.

Sunny  and between 29  C and 31 C all summer.

Perfect condition for training. On top of this , we have beautiful beaches ( almost like a desert !)  , and  beautiful hills.

Long runs are hard and it hurts....... Sounds like a great training.

A chance that we can get a good Dark and Stormy after a long run.


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Sam F

Posted On: 18 Aug 2017 01:13 AM

Send us some photos!!!!