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The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 60.0 km (Accumulated: 8024.0 km)
Elapsed time: 05:41:24
Country: Middle East
Start 9:08am, at km-marker 186 on Arab route M45. 5c, overcast and l. wind.
Finish 15:53pm at exit "Maloulah 7km" on Arab route M45. 14c and same.
48h & 8000km :-)
.. This morning I woke up in a palace ! The University of Deremethia and sports coordinator mr. Zakarias (chairman of Syrias Fencing Federation) had decided that I needed a bit of luxury-accomodation and had placed me in a white marble-villa / palace for the night.
.. Quiet luxury in the middle of the Syrian desert at 1100m altitude. Hard to believe when I woke up :-)
The run went well today while I struggled yesterday after the longest stage in wr the day before along w. running up to the desert highlands from the Mediteranean Sea.
Today I passed 8000km according to one of my Finland friends, Hemio of Turku University, who keeps meticulous track of the run - and often is the source of historic data (fx. reg. the ancient history of Antioc in Turkey, 500km back). Thanks Hemio :-)
What occupies me, though, is the preparation for a 48hour competetion in Cairo 7. to 9. January; organized by mr. Phil Essam (ultralegends.com) & Dorte Zaalouk of the danish embassy in Cairo, co-sponsored by Ecco. A friendly race w. local and internat. participants to introduce multiday ultrarunning in N. Africa :-)
- More info. soon on worldrun.org !
Todays running advice:
A way ofmaking your training more exiting and raising your level is to engage in friendly competetion. You dont need to wear a number; use your imagination :-)