World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 30.0 km (Accumulated: 20139.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:52:05
Start 09:07am. at blue rd.-marker. "N2-19, 16,8E", ca. 19km N. of Mthatha on the N2 to Cape Town. 23c, allm. o.c. and l. wind. Finish 12:55pm. At green km-sign "N2, MTHATHA 10KM", ca. 10km S. of Mthatha on the N2 to Cape Town. 29c and same.
[nb: the live-picture system didntwork the first ca. 15km of the run, but LifePilot is working to find the error. The livd-gps transmission to the website should be ok for the entire stage. Start documented by cam.photo & log].
Mandela Museum.. !
Transkei is the homeground to the great african freedomfighter Nelson Mandela and today myroute through Mthatha lead me right past the entrence of his museum, where I stopped and paid my respects ! (and took some photes sent live to the website in the "live coverage" section, once the sys. worked :-)
With a pol.scientist background I know the basics of Mandelas Huge impact on changing the previous apartheit-system - and doing it without ending in civil war. But the more compassionate side of the story I learned from Sarah who ran w. me the first 7000km of this run and often visits when time allows. Even when running up in europe she told me of her fondness of Mandelas personal qualities: do have emerged after a decade of political imprisonmen and yet not have looked for revenge but instead a chance to build a new system. An extremely positive quality - not least on a continent where political change often is "pay-back time" w. severe civil or tribal wars as consequense !