World Run I / Reports
Distance today: 0.0 km (Accumulated: 14426.0 km)
- Much to my own surprise I found myself in the lead a couple of days into
the Colac 6 Day Race and maneaged to hold on to it along with trying to
preserve my legs for the next taxing stages of the world run.
Beeing a race of high standards with a 19 year tradition of top results
(including still standing world records for the 6day event), I had dreamed
of participating in the Colac 6 Day Race - not dared to realistically
dream of putting my name on the trophy along with those holding the
ultra-history in their names.
Yet somehow I succedet; perhaps due to the hardening of the Siberian
stages during the world run (which more or less made even this hard race
seem as a joy-journey compared !)
My BIG THANKS goes to all those who supported me before, during and after
the event !!!! Be it at the track; sending me messages of encouragement by
internet; spectators; old friends met on the road down here; new friends
made through the run and all those involved in the tecnical details of
planning the event, planning my Australian stages and sponsors entusiastic
support of the effort.
I am hugely surprised by the friendliness and interest in my run, and that
is probably what gave me the spirit to enjoy every single km of the 750km
on the ambient Colac track. All of you have a share in the result :-)
- What now remains is: will the legs be well enough to continue with the
stages as from tomorrow. I hope to have preserved my energy thoughout the
6 day event, but will first know for sure during the critical 5-8 days
that comes now. I will try to take it easy !
PS: Sorry for not having posted detailed reports the last 4 days of the
event. I found myselves involved in a quite fun strategically "poker game"
of racing strategies which required a 24h-a-day attention.
The race ended today at 12pm, and Jesper won the race with 756.2 km in
6x24 hours. 50km longer than the second place.
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