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Josef Ajram's next challenge: 'The Road of Death' in Bolivia.

64 Kilometers of ascent by a road about three meters wide

Josef Ajram is a man of many uses. As soon as he talks to you about his sporting challenges, he sponsors a cosmetics brand or he ends up talking about the economic situation of the country as a broker who is on the Barcelona Stock Exchange. Of all the facets that he brings together, this last one is the one that he considers the most dangerous. «There is a lot of tension in the markets and we hope that this ends soon because it is a problem that affects everyone. Ultraman only affects me.

This complete athlete is already planning his next great challenge that will take him to Bolivia to try to face the Highway of Death. «It is a challenge that I have had in mind all my life. The road is well known because hundreds of truck drivers have died," he tells us at the event where he is the brand image for the cosmetic products company Biotherm.

Ajram will carry out the challenge in the second half of October and for this, preparation is key if he does not want it to happen to him like a few weeks ago in the Canary Islands, where he had to say goodbye to the Red Bull 7 Islands challenge. «In that test there was a strong heat wave and it is also true that I accused having participated in the Titan Desert just a few days before. But I have learned my lesson and next year I will return to the Canary Islands to try again.

But first he will focus his energies on preparing the Bolivian objective. «It is a totally different challenge. I will have to go up a road about three meters wide and 64 kilometers long. The idea is to ascend by bicycle from 1.200 to 5.000 meters of altitude and then run down," explains this 34-year-old Catalan.

Without a doubt, a dangerous challenge that will add to an extensive track record where, as he himself says, there are no limits. "You will have to be careful because you go up and down with a vertical drop of 1.000 meters," he concludes.


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