sometimes you have to give up...in spite of everything!
Fireman, 34 years old, japanese!
The daredevil Michizuki Shogo partecipated to the TDG11, last year, even though he was recovering from an injury happened to him while he was performing his job as a rescuer in Fukushima.
Nonetheless was ranked 13th overall in the 2011 TDG.
This year was very much prepared in view of the TDG 2012, had trained body and mind, and in August he won the hard trail running "Trans Alps Japan": great endurance test of 415 Km.
Forced to leave, has postponed its decision to withdraw until daybreak today. He had to give in to the persistence of symptoms of flu, despite the irrepressible instinct not to give up.
Great was the disappointment of the Japanese athlete, who retired at dawn near the Etoile du Berger.
Now to carry high the flag of Japan to TDG there's Makoto Yoshimoto and a nice girl, who wanders the upper airway with a small Japanese flag on the right eye, which will tell you about the history soon.
Shogo, we support you!