World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 30.0 km (Accumulated: 20019.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:48:22
Start 11:17am. at blue rd.sign "N2-20, 42", 40km S. of Kokstad on the N2 to Cape Town. 27c, a few clouds and l. wind. Finish14:39pm. At blue rd.sign "N2-20, 12", 109km N. of Mthatha on the N2 to Cape Town. 34c, half cloudy and same.
20 000km :-)
11km into todays stage I passed the 20 000km mark of world run 2. It is then the first time a runner has seen the 20 000km twice - but I have to say that even though world run 1 had7500 of its km through Siberia & 1500 of the km through the Australian Nullabor desert then the 20 000km this time has been far harder than when I passed the same mark in the summer of 2005 on my way across the Canadian praries in wr1.. East Africa w. a range of deceases experiensed, daily stone-throwing in Ethiopia, lack of proper food and up to 53c heat has made the wr2 a thing Im lucky to survive; not to speak of running 20 000km in :-)
That I have been able to hang on' is not least due to the fantastic and patient supply-drivers I have enjoyed the help of through Africa, often waiting hours a day for me to come jogging past the car, take a drink of water & a bite of water, before I run on and they have a new long wait ahead of them in a burning hotcar at the next supply-point.
- Mohammad, Dee & Jamie in Northern Sudan/Sahara; Elkier in Southern Sudan; Tommy 5 months through Ethiopia, Kenya & N. Tanzania; my local support-drivers in S. Tanzania & N. Mozambique; senor Louiz 2500km in Mozambique and runners from Empangeni, Durban, a biker from Hibberdene and Deon from Kokstad.
THANK YOU for looking out for me and making it possible to run safe in the world run 2 !!! :-)
Today my new supportdriveris Kwenga from Transkei who will make sure I am safe during the next week of running !
Debbie from "The White House B&B" in Mthatha where I am stayinghad kindly got me in contact w. Kwenga and also given a discount on the B&B wich will be my 'base' the next 5days.
Nb: You can find reports summing up the first 5000km, 10 000km, 1year & 15 000km in the "News" section on worldrun.org - the next major overview will be at Cape Town instead of a 20 000km-report as I'd prefer to sum up all the African experienses when I hopefully reach the Southern tip of the continent :-)