News : Trail runner and cyclist Andrea Huser dies during training
The Swiss Andrea Huser lost her life while training in Saas-Fee (Switzerland), falling from almost 140 meters when slipping in a frozen stream. Local media explained this Monday that the relatives of Andrea Huser, European mountain bike champion, triathlete and mountain runner, alerted the Bern Cantonal Police when they had no news of him after going for a run in Saas-Fee.
Valais police and emergency services began the search. On Sunday morning, rescue services conducted helicopter spotting flights and scouted the area with search dogs. Shortly before noon, the emergency services of the Saastal station located the body of Andrea Huser and confirmed his death.
Picas and Jornet show their pain
“Very sad day for sports and the world of mountain racing. I have no words. Today we are left by one of the greats of this sport, Andrea Huser. Tireless runner, fighter and of great generosity. I will never forget our entry into Chamonix, when you whispered in my ear that my victory was yours too. Today the sky gains a star. Andrea, we will miss you very much ”, said goodbye to her the Spanish Nuria Picas, winner of the Ultra Trail World Tour.
Kilian Jornet also showed his condolences on his Twitter account: “Very sad for the death of Andrea Huser. She was an exceptional ultrarunner, some seasons she ran literally everything, linking ultras every week. My condolences to family and friends ”.
So sad to hear that Andrea Huser passed away 😔 She was an extraordinary ultrarunner, some seasons she literally run everything, linking ultras every week. We’ll miss you Andrea. My condolences to the family and friends 🙏 https://t.co/eGX3kBM9Yk
– kilian jornet (@kilianj) December 1, 2020