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First-person perspective: how to conquer the toughest obstacle race in Russia?

This summer, the Championship correspondents made a real test of their strength. Nikita Kuzin and Daniil Borozdin went to Grozny to take part in the most difficult and unpredictable stage of the extreme obstacle race.

The most difficult track

It is not surprising that Grozny is called the most difficult track Race of Heroes . This opinion is shared by both the organizers and the participants. It consists of 39 stages, spread over nine long kilometers with an elevation difference of more than 200 meters. However, between the stages you can not only think about the prize fund of the stage, amounting to more than 3 million rubles, but also admire the beautiful views of the Caucasus: here the participants open up mountains, rivers, and a dense forest that saves from the scorching sun.

First-person perspective: how to conquer the toughest obstacle race in Russia?

Photo: Press Service of the Race of Heroes / Russian Special Forces University

There was something to escape, by the way: on the day of the race in Chechnya it was about thirty degrees of heat. However, this factor did not scare away either professional participants who came specifically for the race, or local residents who decided to test their strength on this obstacle course.

Start at the site of the special forces university

All of their organizers Race Heroes gathered on the territory of the Russian special forces university. The hosts greeted the participants with demonstration performances of special forces and a beautiful flight of planes. The airplane feast ended with the landing of parachutists with the flags of Russia, the Chechen Republic and the Race of Heroes. Later, they were solemnly raised on flagpoles - and the competition began.

First-person perspective: how to conquer the toughest obstacle race in Russia?

Photo: Press Service of the Race of Heroes / Russian Special Forces University

Fight for medals

In anticipation of the mass start, most fans watched a concert with the participation of local bands performing lezginka and Caucasian songs. Meanwhile, the individual races started. The leader among men was the winner of the last race Sergey Perelygin , who almost immediately took the lead this time too. To the last segment of the distance, the athlete drove a whole car of time to the closest pursuer. However, Sergey was let down by the stage, which is only in Grozny's Race of Heroes - shooting from a pistol. Having missed targets five times out of six, Perelygin went to the penalty loops and missed the victory he was so close to.

Unfortunately, the author of these lines was unable to track the progress of the races for women, teams and pairs, because he went to warm up himself.

Tests of strength: what is the track made of?

Yes, for the sake of good material it is worth testing yourself on the most difficult distance of the Race of Heroes! Finally, it was time for the mass starts, and a couple of Championship employees disappeared into the crowd of local people.sportsmen. For the next nine kilometers we puffed, climbed over logs, climbed ropes, ran through mud, crawled under barbed wire, overcame walls - in general, we had a good time.

First-person perspective: how to conquer the toughest obstacle race in Russia?

Photo: Race of Heroes Press Service / Russian Special Forces University

The home stretch: medals and pilaf

Local instructors watched closely so that no one of the participants did not get injured, and sometimes they even gave life hacks: for example, I learned that it is quite possible to roll sausage on tires lying on the water. By the way, about the food: at the finish, all the participants were greeted with delicious pilaf, which we tasted right after a shower.

Race of Heroes took place in an atmosphere of fair struggle and open rivalry, bringing together participants of different nationalities. This was also noted by Yulia Baranovskaya, who came to Chechnya specifically for the race of heroes. This time she attended the Race of Heroes in Grozny as a guest, promising to participate in the competition next year. We are waiting!

You can find out more about the upcoming starts and take part in the team or individual competition here .

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