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Distance today: 15.0 km (Accumulated: 12376.8 km)
Elapsed time: 01:48:25
Start 14:30pm. At km-marker 642 on the main rd. to Addis Abeba. 20c, overcast and l. wind. Finish 16:46pm. At km-marker 627 on the main rd. to Addis Abeba. 27c, allm. overcast and same.
- Africa isnt exactly an easy place to run, when you choose to run every step through it from North to South.
Again this night I had the 'diarea exercises' all night. Leaving me w. a bit wobbly legs, strong fever and "no fuel" left on the running engine..
At first deciding that there was no chance I could run anywhere today; even more so at 2000m alt. But at 11am. the fever began tolift' a little and I could keep water down w.o. throwing it back up. So I agreed w. my supportdriver that we should give it a try after I had taken 3 hours more of rest.
By that time I could keep down a quater of a bisquit so we drowe up the mountain to where I finished yesterday. The first 4km was uphill and.. wether it was the fever or the low bloodsugar from 20h w.o. food: the horizon seemed to tilt from side to side. Groups of children running alongside sounded like steps and voices ecco'ing in a tunnel. But they actually kept me moving forward in a super-slow jogg. And somehow they must have fealtthat I was not in the mood for the usual "give me Money !" screams - they ran a few steps ahead, only chatting quietly and made it easier to decide the direction of the next steps at moments where the human cpu' seemed to be at "close down" ;-)
The car waited every 1km w. water and motivation. Its certain that had I not enjoyed the calm support of 'the gun' (my danish supp.drivers nickname !) the 15 wobbly km would have been impossible !!
- Why I didnt stay in bed ?
Because adventures & achievements are found out on the roads :-)
And chances to look deeper into our common 'inside' comes on the hard days !
NB: In Ethiopia gprs-service (global phone roaming service) is not yet avaliable for datatransmission. Therefore the Live-gps data cant be transmittet to the website as usual. It may first be avaliable in Kenya. Untill then traditional documentation is used: photo, logbook, video, wittness etc. !