World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 35.0 km (Accumulated: 13308.8 km)
Elapsed time: 03:18:15
Start 10:39am., at "Debub Ethiopia College of Teacher Education in Awash city, 1km after km-marker 272 on the main rd. fromAddis Abeba to Moyale/Kenya. 12c, rain and l. wind. Finish 15:26pm., at the "Tuula 1989" schoolsign on the main rd. from Addis Abeba to Moyale/Kenya. 28c, allmost overcast and same.
Finally a day where I fully enjoyed the company here in ethiopia (there has been daily rough experienses andamongst much other, my driver got his passport stolen and I got the danish tv vid. camera stolen earlier on in ethiopia..)
But today it was good: I had company by children & teenagers who ran in random relay w. me a few km to the next village where others got inspired and came out of the strawhuts to run to the next little village etc.
We often joked - Ive learned a bit of amaric & oromic language by now; ethiopian dialects - and we could discuss sport, daily life; their hopes and dreams :-)
In the evening we put up tents in a green grass clearing overlooking a tropical valley w. palmtrees, various birds - mainly eagles, pelicans and vultures - and a few small farmfields.
Had some talks w. the farmers and played football w. the locals w. a cloth-ball just before dusk :-)
.. When the sun set & the darkness came the locals left quickly. We soon understood why: their happy shouts were replaced by the strange high pitch screams of hyenas. Sweet dreams.. ;-))