World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 50.0 km (Accumulated: 11452.8 km)
Elapsed time: 04:06:47
Start 09:00am. At km-marker 50 to Khartoum. 20c, clear and m. wind.
Finish 13:36pm. At km-marker "0" to Khartoum. 39c and same.
Sudanese runners :-)
Had excellent company today of two sudanese runners; a 5km/steeplechase runner and a 10km halfmarathon runner. They had decided to run with me on the last desert stage to the outskirts of Khartoum/Omdurman. Both wanted to do 30km wich is long considering that 21km is their maximum distance.
- At the end of the stage they had both run 40km with me :-)
I think this shows the determination & mentality of the Sudan runners. Andno coincidense: last year they won Olympic silver on 800m ! And judging from the talent I have seen it may only be the beginning of a wave of toplevel sudanese longdistance runners !! I ceartainly hope so :-)
.. Indeed its an interesting time to be a runner visiting and running through this contry of friendship (far from the image we see on tv !).