From Adventure to Adventure

Apr. 27, 2017

Myriam “Mimi” Guillot-Boisset just knocked out a four-day adventure race in China.

“Twenty hours of all-out with 7000m d+,” she explains. The event, one of the biggest in China, included mountaineering, orienteering, mountain biking, and boating. Her team, which includes fellow XTERRA standouts Daniel Jones from New Zealand, her husband Jacky, and Alex Hunt from Australia, won it all.

“I won’t be fresh that’s for sure,” said Guillot-Boisset about racing in Saturday’s XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race in Langkawi, Malaysia. “My body has two options on how it will respond. Either I’ll be flying or I’ll be totally cooked.”

In 2015, under the same circumstances of coming straight off a grueling adventure race, she was “flying” … “I have good memories of this race because it is the one which motivated me to be a professional XTERRA athlete,” recalls Guillot-Boisset. “Three years ago, I wanted to have a try at XTERRA and in my first attempt here in Langkawi, I won. It was so surprising, and so cool!”

Last year here in Langkawi, not so cool. “I was cooked.”

She finished fourth on the day last year and heading into Saturday’s race, she is hoping for a day more like that perfect one here in 2015.

“I love this tropical climate, the diversity of vegetation’s and the wild animals. I really enjoy this race, the hotel, the atmosphere, the welcome dinner, the monkeys everywhere. The course fits me perfectly because it's hilly, technical, and tough. For an adventure racer, it is perfect.”

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