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: 38.0 km (Accumulated: 21751.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:39:49
Start 10:53pm, 12c, v. strong wind, half overcast. At green km-marker "KM 110" on hwy. 255-CH.
Finish 18:05pm, 11c and same. At bl.&white km-marker "KM 2670" on hwy. 3 to Bournes Aires, 4km past the Chile - Argentina borderpost, in Argentina.
[border reached 15:36pm; border cleared 17.38pm.]
Argentina & timeline !
Todays stage was not long in kms, only 38km, however it took quite a while as my support-driver & I hadour first South American border to cross.
Besides getting the formalities done its also important that I do run all the way across the continents of the run in order to make it a proper run around the world (N. - S. & S. - N., in wr2, where in world run one I ran the East - West way around). Border-zones can be a bit tricky, since they are not always used to see people run through the borderposts and the no-mans-land inbetween !
This time though, it worked perfectly and we got through after 2h. of waiting in line.
While waiting I had a long look at the map of Argentina and drew up a detailed timelineof the run :
8/1, border, Argentina,
10/1 Rio Gallegos, 75km.
2/2 Caleta Olivia (1 restday), 800km.
26/2 San Antonio Oeste,
4/3 Rio Colorado (near Bahia Blanca) (1 restday), 2000km.
12/3 Santa Rosa (500km W. of Buenos Aires),
27/3 General Alvear,
6/4 Mendoza (Andes Mountains) (1 restday), 3200km.
10/4 Puente del Inca (at mt. Aconcagua, 6960m. alt.)
18/4 Los Andes (Chile, 85km N. of Santiago).