Running the Annual Geneva Escalade Race

Watch my interview by Vincent Ulrich of Leman Blue TV that was broadcast on Sunday 28 November 2021. It happened that I was wearing my Trinity College Dublin shirt.

I was the oldest runner in the traditional annual Escalade race of Geneva on 4 December. This was my 27th year. Last year the race did not take place, so I ran the same course alone thus maintaining an unbroken record. Even in pouring rain I improved my previous year’s race time.

On Leman Blue TV

Naginder Sehmi started running seriously when he arrived in Switzerland. Arrived in Geneva to work at the World Meteorological Organization, Naginder discovered the Course de l’Escalade in 1995.
At 84 years old, Naginder Sehmi will be the doyen of the 43rd edition of the Course de l’Escalade: a pride for him. In 2019, he was ranked 69th out of 71 in the men’s category VI, but not enough to discourage the octogenarian.
Il sera le doyen de cette 43 édition de la Course de l’Escalade. A 84 ans, Naginder Sehmi va prendre le départ de l’épreuve pour la 27e fois.
C’est en arrivant en Suisse, que Naginder Sehmi a commencé sérieusement la course-à-pied. Arrivé à Genève pour travailler à l’Organisation Météorologique Mondiale, Naginder découvre la Course de l’Escalade en 1995.

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