World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 25.0 km (Accumulated: 12145.8 km)
Elapsed time: 02:30:25
Start 07:15am., at "Ethiopian Electric Coroporation, Metema district office" sign at main street of Shendi village on the main road, on the rd. towards Gondar. 19c, allm. clear and no wind. Finish 10:02am., at roadmarker " 300" w. white spray on tarmac at unknown hill (near mark 127.930) on the main rd. towards Gondar. 29c, l. wind and same.
- at first screaming the youngster hello: "iouu, iouu !!", milling out from strawhuts or farmfields. Then comes "Money ! Give me MONEY !!!" and an extended little hand.
Allways eager to run along 2, 3 or even 5km; these 4 to 10y. old kids who quickly forget the 'business' and absorb themselves and me in an engaged talk ab. running "Where to, Why, How many km, ?" in an eng-ethi-dk-arab-sign common language.
Once the 'formalities' of haressing are forgotten they are some of the nicest, smiling and courious people youcan imagine. And w. quite an amount of dignity and politeness when you change from beeing 'a purse' to beeing a "person" !
.. Sport can be an eye-opener for both cultures, when its shared.