Running around Australia is not only a personal challenge for Christophe Vissant. It’s also the shared goal for his motivated, professional and united team: a winning combination for the runner!
The team and all the equipment necessary for this challenge to succeed will travel in a motorhome and a van. The first vehicle “will open up the route” for Christophe Vissant. Then both vehicles will travel along with the runner to constantly keep an eye on him. They will always stay with the runner and ensure he is well fuelled.
The motorhome will carry all his personal belongings, medical supplies, most of the food as well as the film crew when filming and water and fuel supplies. It will move on depending on the course of events.
This second motorhome vehicle will be managed by Christophe’s wife (Marie Pierre). She is also in charge of communications and is the point of contact between Christophe, his partners and the media. This lead vehicle will manage the entire expedition and the stop off points. It will scout out the best locations to make camp. It will carry heavy equipment, have a generator and satellite phone and a large set of equipment and supplies.
The team will take advantage of comfortable hotel accommodation wherever possible. Sleeping will be under canvas and in the motorhome.
Each person’s role: Everyone will have a specific role and everyone will be at Christophe’s side so all he has to think about is running.
The team are made up of:
• 1 expedition leader who will manage the team and all organization
• 2 followers.
• 1 physiotherapist
• 1 logistics manager responsible for communications
• 1 press relations journalist also responsible for writing Christophe’s biography and organizing conferences on his return. But there will also be a team in place in France, the KANGOUROUGE marketing agency and a webmaster to manage the website, press relations, etc.