6th World Firefighters Games; Mantes, France
6 to 13 July 2000
Many participants only dreamed of visiting the beautiful city of Paris - the firefighters (Sapeurs - Pompiers) of Mantes made that dream come to reality. The organisers worked laboriously to ensure participants enjoyed the competition and their stay, however for the first time the Games were hampered by inclement weather. Nonetheless, the competition was outstanding, the people friendly and accommodating, and to top it off, the hosts served fine food and wine - what more could one ask for (perhaps a little less rain next time).
Toughest Firefighter Alive
3 events establishing hose, obstacle and weight activities
eg 2.5 km run wearing 20 kg backpack, tunnel crawl wearing breathing apparatus.
1 event in a climbing activity using local terrain
eg 21 floor stair climb wearing breathing apparatus.
Overall Winner, Men: D Ray, Australia. 07:49:83 (dual winner and current record holder)
Overall Winner, Women: C Copin, France. 14:54:70