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|Time: April 30th 2010 09:55:27 PM|
|Saturday, 1 May, 2010. 12:45pm Stage 6.
Salvador Calvo Redondo of Spain has won RacingThePlanet: Australia 2010. American Lia Farley was the 1st placed lady and Team Saigon Children's Charity were 1st placed team. Competitors raced to the finish line at El Questro Station to be greeted by friends, family, volunteers, staff and the children from Dawul Remote Community School, who also helped get the race off to a fantastic start last Sunday. Competitors are now enjoying some cold beers and sodas with food, basking in the sunshine and reveling in their achievements. Results will follow soon.|
|Time: April 30th 2010 04:45:03 PM|
|Saturday, 1 May, 2010. 7:40am Stage 6.
Competitors (especially those with sore feet) cheered last night as they discovered that today's stage would be cut short to 5km. There will be a staggered start with competitors expected to cross the finish line around 12pm.|
|Time: April 30th 2010 08:04:17 AM|
|After nearly 36 grueling hours Chris Murray was the last to complete the 100 kilometer long stage at 17:53:30 to a standing ovation. The stage winner, Salvador Calvo Redondo, said
"incredible". All competitors are now safely in Camp 5 preparing for a shortened final stage of 5 kilometers to the finish line at the El Questro Township.|
|Time: April 30th 2010 12:27:24 AM|
|Ann Grotteland a Norwegian resident of Perth is the latest competitor to cross the finish line, which she did just before 3pm, having taken a shade under 21 hours to complete the 100km course. Anne said she felt good, but tired and the heat had been a real killer.
Competitors are cooling off in the natural pools at camp, Hamish Travers of New Zealand spoke of the bliss of getting into the water "All the pain just went away!". Camp is awaiting about a dozen competitors who are on the way to the finish line.
|Time: April 29th 2010 09:37:22 PM|
|Friday, April 30th, 2010. 12:30pm Stage 5.
The vast majority of competitors have completed Stage 5. There are just under 15 competitors still out on course. Team JORG are in camp now as is Charla Heimer of the USA. Some of the Prendiville family are still out on course along with William Biffin, Zandy Mangold and Matthew Payne. A bitterly disappointed but still upbeat Annette Hume had to be taken out of the race at Checkpoint 6 because her blisters were just too painful to walk on, and were beginning to become infected. The sun is beating down again today on the competitors still out there making this last push for home a real test of mental and physical resilience.|
|Time: April 29th 2010 03:33:03 PM|
|6:29 am, 30 April, Stage 5: Nearly 60 competitors have now completed Stage 5. The latest to arrive include: Alasdair Morrison of Scotland, Drew Campbell of Australia and Diana Hogan-Murphy of Ireland. One competitor remarked: "I have never run more than 28 miles and yesterday's 100 kilometers took me to where I have never been before." After a cool night, the heat and sun have now returned and the rest of the field is expected to complete the stage by 5 pm today.|
|Time: April 29th 2010 06:07:54 AM|
|Thursday, 29th April, 2010. 9:02pm Stage 5. Salvador Calvo Redondo, Lia Farley and Francesco Galanzino crossed the finish line of Stage 5 together at 18:34. They completed the first very rough-county 10km stretch in 2 hours, meaning they completed the next 90km in a little over 10.5hours - an incredible time considering the mixed terrain that was involved - there were long, dusty and gravel road stretches, but also many kilometres of rocky, ankle-twisting trails.|
|Time: April 29th 2010 05:42:51 AM|
|Thursday, 29th April, 2010. 8:34pm Stage 5.
Checkpoint 5 is busy with competitors. 95 competitors have passed through already. Charla Heimer and Xavier Cochi are the latest competitors to arrive having run the past 9km and are feeling ready for more. "She's a slave driver!" Xavier exclaimed. Jack Fierstadt wanted to send some birthday wishes to his son who turns sixteen. "It's been a hard day, but I'm doing my best in the outback, and will be cranking on through dawn." Stuart Brown and Susan King have also just moved through the Checkpoint. Stuart said that he'd finally got to do what he trained for and had run over the past 15km. We definitely feel like we've broken the back of this race. Once you think about what you've been through and survived the past four days, it's only an injury that's going to stop you now.|
|Time: April 29th 2010 02:08:10 AM|
|29th April, 2010, 16:56, Stage 5.
Competitors have been moving quickly through the course after a tough start this morning. Only a handful of people are yet to come through Checkpoint 3. Maria Malvestri, Mark Davenport and Zandy Mangold are currently taking a quick rest at the checkpoint with their feet up. Everyone is discussing the fact that Zandy has no blisters, and hasn't been wearing socks for two days. Maria wants to tell her family and friends that today is very very hard! "But I think the course is the most difficult I've had done." She wants to say to her sister "Big Hug! was thinking of you yesterday hope the surgery went well." Mark wants to tell him mum and dad he got their messages and thanks them for their support and he loves them very much.
Tony Munoz crossed checkpoint 3 at 12:26, Team JORG at 13:34 trailing Team Saigon Children who came through at 12:16. Ann Storey is still doing well going through the checkpoint in 25th position. Salva Calvo Redondo still led at the checkpoint having just a 2 minute lead over Peter van Wijngaarden.
|Time: April 29th 2010 12:47:58 AM|
|29th April, 2010. 15:28 Stage 5.
The last competitors are making their way to Checkpoint 2. Christian Prendiville was hampered this morning by his sprained ankle that meant he had to take a long time to negotiate the first 10km. All the competitors were surprised at how difficult the first 10km were, but as they went through Checkpoint 2 spirits were rising after a much more moderate flat 8km. There has been much applying of dry socks and tending to blisters at the Checkpoint now that they know there will be a long stretch of course with no river crossings.
Salvador entered Checkpoint 2 first followed by Peter van Wijngaarden. First placed Aussie Stephen Bingham had also gained a couple of places coming through the checkpoint in 5th.
Friends David Hogan and Joanne Grace came through Checkpoint 2 at 14:09 in 109th. Charla Heimer came through in 105th and had cheered up somewhat after her backpack had suffered a dunking during the early morning swim with much of her food turning to sludge.
Kelly Ashton came through in 77th and is looking strong. Simon Robertson of Hong Kong was in fine spirits passing Checkpoint 2 at 12:04pm, and fellow Hong Kong based competitor Jo Eades was still doing very well in 20th position. Matthew Payne of the US is currently resting at Checkpoint 2 with the Prendivilles and says he's just going to take it "slow and steady" today to get through the full 100km.
Harold Roberts and Alex Dalglish have retired from the race today, both found the first 10km very difficult taking over 6 hours to complete and felt pretty drained. They are on their way back to camp and feeling a lot better already.|
|Time: April 28th 2010 06:40:04 PM|
|Thursday 29th April, 2010. 9:39am Stage 5.
Competitors passing through Checkpoint 1 have said how much they enjoyed the swim at the start of the stage but and all ready for another one. Under a cloudless sky they have been battling across rocky terrain that suits the technical competitors a lot more than the runners. Evgeniy Gorkov of Russia is running the race in his Crocs, and says they are the best blister avoidance technique he knows. He stopped to put on his socks. Chris LaVallee has very sore feet but is pushing through. Around 30 competitors have passed Checkpoint 1 so far. Gabriel Szerda of Australia and Salavador Calvo Redondo came in together as the first competitors in. Lia Farley was first lady through. Stephen Major of Team Good For Kids has found the technical course difficult all week "When I signed up for the race I thought it was much more of a footrace, I've found the rough terrain really hard. Well, you live and learn!"
|Time: April 28th 2010 05:04:15 PM|
|8:00 am, 29 April, Stage 5: Competitors set off at 6 am for a swim through The Maze, a series of narrow canyons. Competitors Robbie Adams and Margaret Kempf, both of Australia, had to withdraw at Camp 5 with no serious medical issues -- they were transported by helicopter to Emma Gorge, and are currently resting and are expected to fully recover. Today competitors will face a nonstop 100 kilometer stage. Weather conditions are hot with no clouds overhead.|
|Time: April 28th 2010 02:14:08 AM|
|5:08 pm, 28 April 2010, Stage 4: The last competitor, Zandy Mangold, crossed the finish line in 10:11 just an hour ago. Finishing just minutes before Zandy was Chris Murray, an Australia based in Hong Kong, and Margaret Krempff, an architect from Sydney. There were no medical issues today. Competitors are swimming among water lilies in a rock pool. All looked rested and are anxiously looking forward to the 100 kilometer stage hoping that it will not be too hot. Tomorrow's stage begins with a 6 am swim through a deep canyon, and follows a long undulating track before meeting the Gibb River Road for the final stretch home.|
|Time: April 27th 2010 11:57:47 PM|
|28 April, 2:52 pm, Stage 4: More than 100 competitors are already through the Maze, and most others are expected to make it through by dark. Competitors are enjoying the dramatic rock cliffs and pools. The last four to reach the finish line included: Greg Manciagli of the United States, Rodney Rutherford of Australia, Ted Hodgkinson of Australia,and Renzo Moltrasio of Italy. Rodney Rutherford commented: "It is absolutely beautiful, fantastic, out of this world -- worth every bit of the pain." Renzo Motrasio of Italy said: "Survival." The weather conditions are overcast and many competitors are swimming in the rock pools. |
|Time: April 27th 2010 08:37:39 PM|
|Wednesday, 28th April, 2010. 11:34am, Stage 4.
The top 10 have finished Stage 4. Salvo Calvo Redondo maintains his lead and completed the stage in about 3.5hours. Every competitor who started is through the first water point, and the ranger and sweepers are on their way to camp. A chopper is going into camp in the next couple of hours, so expect more news from The Maze after that.|
|Time: April 27th 2010 05:06:49 PM|
|Wednesday, 28th April, 2010. 7:46am Stage 4
145 competitors began Stage 4 today at 6:30am making their way into The Maze. Because of the remote location of the course all camp supplies are currently being choppered in. Volunteers trekked into the midway checkpoint of this short but difficult stage yesterday with El Questro park rangers. A watering hole that was at chest height just last week has dried up where competitors were to fill their water bottles. Extra water was airlifted to that location at dawn and every person has been loaded up with a minimum of 3 litres and have been encouraged to take another 1.5litre bottle with them. The little visited and fabled Maze will be the highlight for many of RacingThePlanet: Australia 2010.
Also because of the lack of access to the stage, a strict medical guideline has been put in place, and no one with an infection has been allowed to start the course. This has lead to disappointment for some competitors who feel strong, but have suffered infections in their blisters. One such is Pip Crichton from Australia, who although has blistered feet, would have continued on a normal day, but the ensuing infection means her race has been thwarted. "I feel strong, and would have loved to have done the stage, but the infection means I can't. So, I feel strong but frustrated."
Dane Thomas Roende who has had a strong race so far and was lying in 16th position at the end of Stage 3 is also bitterly disappointed. A blister became infected yesterday and worsened overnight leaving him hobbling and on his way to hospital for antibiotic treatment.
Jennifer Aldassy of the United States made a sterling effort to finish Stage 3 yesterday on very badly blistered feet. She started the stage this morning, but was in too much pain to feel able to successfully negotiate this very demanding rocky stage, and is now resting her feet in camp.|
|Time: April 27th 2010 07:33:52 AM|
|Tuesday, April 27th, 2010. 10:30pm Stage 3.
Chris Murray was the last person to successfully complete Stage 3. The Australia completed the course in a little over 13 hours. Full results are now available on the website. |
|Time: April 27th 2010 03:13:15 AM|
|Tuesday, 27th April, 2010, 17;50pm, Stage 3.
Charl Moller was the 136th competitor to arrive in camp to successfully complete Stage 3. He admitted that he'd taken it more steadily today, cooling off in the pools and catching up with a couple of friends. Taking his time through the earlier checkpoints meant that he was out in the brutal heat of the afternoon around Checkpoint 3, "That sun just kills you when it comes out from the clouds", he said. The 139th competitor arrived at camp at 17:39. Mark Davenport from the US also took his time resting at the popular pool at Checkpoint 1, resting for an hour. He stayed another 30mins when reaching Checkpoint 3 to tend to his feet. Anna and Tonya Coren and Matthew Simpson made it back out on the course today. Anna is suffereing from badly blistered feet. The campsite is waiting for the final few competitors to come into Camp which is close to the Emma Gorge airstrip. We've been treated to the sight of 1 of only 2 working Boomerang WWII planes as it flew into Emma Gorge earlier this morning. |
|Time: April 27th 2010 12:50:15 AM|
|Tuesday, 27 April, 2010. 3:43pm Stage 3: 95 competitors have crossed the finish line of Stage 3 so far. The latest competitors to come in were Harold Roberts and Rodney Rutherford. Harold said that "It was a mistake but a pleasure I suppose to go into all those pools. Even the one by the bridge just down the way. Every opportunity I god. I cooled down the engine and got going again." Eric de Haart and Simone and Kimberley Bishop were part of a group that made the decision at Checkpoint 1 that their day's racing would end in the pool there. Said Eric, "It was beautiful there, we wanted to stay all day! They shouldn't have made it so picturesque, although it was damn tough getting there over all that rock."
The temperature has been high again today, but spirits are up now that people have three days of brutal racing under their belt. They know they can endure the heat and how to modify their hydration accordingly.|
|Time: April 26th 2010 08:48:06 PM|
|Tuesday, April 27, 2010. 11:42 Stage 2.
The front runners are in for Stage 3. Salvo Calvo Redondo, Mehmet Danis, Ahn Byeung Sik, Francesco Galanzino and Lia Farley crossed the line together with a cheer and hand in hand. Stephanie Case of Canada came in in 10th place and Barb Wood of Australia cam in 11th as 2nd and 3rd placed women.
Stephen Bingham liked the course today, especially the first checkpoint which he described as "Really scrappy and fun. Just a blast." Several competitors are finding the heat too much again today and have withdrawn from the stage at Checkpoint 1.|
|Time: April 26th 2010 05:09:53 PM|
|8:06 am, 27 April, Stage 3: Roughly 160 competitors started Stage 3 which is expected to be easier than the previous two stages. Almost a dozen competitors had to withdraw yesterday mainly due to dehydration and leg injuries, nothing serious. Some of those withdrawing included Derek Kwik of Hong Kong, James Pethigal of the United States, Kenneth Perry of the United States and Paul Martyn of Cananda. A full list will be provided later. There was a thick cloud cover last night and satellites were down. More photos, results and videos will be posted shortly.|
|Time: April 26th 2010 02:25:37 AM|
|Monday, 5:20pm, 26th April, Stage 2:
Well over 100 competitors have now finished Stage 2. Half of the campsite was destroyed in a sudden squall at 1:30pm. Around five tents were mangled beyond use, so the spares came into good use. Volunteers still managed to haul the finish line posts and banner up to welcome competitors who arrived during the storm. 30mins later the sun was out, and the puddles drying. Competitors out on course were more than happy to receive a drenching.
As Jennifer Aldassy crossed the line she echoed the sentiment of many before her: “Cloud-cover was today’s word of the day, it was a godsend.”
Team JORG rebounded from yesterday’s lows with Mickey Campbell being the anointed successor of Frank Fumich as Michael Hull’s drill seargent, “It was a good day for us, running in the mini Bungles was fantastic, the scenery was breathtaking.” He believes that tomorrow he’ll get his team mates running more.
Bill Abbott, who’s son Sean finished 3rd in Atacama Crossing 6 weeks ago proclaimed himself “In a good spot” going into tomorrow. He’s finished in the middle of the pack on both stages so far.
Hong Kong based Martijn Hoogerwerf again found the sun a sap to his strength, and was frustrated with slipping down the pack today.
|Time: April 25th 2010 09:57:06 PM|
|Monday, 12:48pm, 26th April, Stage 2:
All competitors cleared Checkpoint 2 by 10am, so the fields is moving quicker today than on Stage 1. The course is definitely suiting the runners in the group. George Chmiel of the USA had a much better day today coming in 13th, his comment as he crossed the line was “Honestly, yesterday was no fun, but today was great, it was a runners stage for sure, yesterday through all the bush was just horrible!”
Stephen Bingham concurred. He was the first Aussie across the line yesterday in 4th place, and today finished 12th, he said ” When it’s an open road race, you won’t find me in the top-1000, but when the going is rough, that’s where I’m strong." Thomas Roende of Denmark placed 15th, and joked that he would be in the top-5 if he didn’t stop all the time to take a moment to enjoy the views!
Unfortunately, Christian Schiester has suffered a knee injury that has made him withdraw from the race. The Austrian was lying in 6th place on Stage 1 and had passed Checkpoint 1 with the leading group today. In the team event, JORG are back on track and were first through Checkpoint 1 in 61st position, with Team Saigon Children’s Charity, who were the first team home yesterday battling on in 144th place. David Pearce of South Africa is the latest competitor to come into Camp.
|Time: April 25th 2010 08:48:11 PM|
|Monday 26th April, 2010, 11:37, Stage 1.
Correction: Canada's Stephanie Case has just crossed the finish line in 10th place. "When the clouds came over it was lovely. I just can't seem to get my legs moving when the sun's out!". Lia Farley was the 1st woman into camp today. Yesterday's 2nd placed competitor Peter Van Wijngaarden wasthe 6th to cross the line today, and Peter Kingston of Australia came in 9th.
There are 174 competitors either on the course or in camp at the moment. Alasdair Morrison of Scotland, Bradley Youngblood and Robert Coyne of the USA and Patrick Singh of Canada withdrew from the race at Checkpoint 1. |
|Time: April 25th 2010 08:12:30 PM|
|Monday, 26th April, 11:11, Stage 2:
Korean Ahn Byeung Sik had a great stage today coming in second place. Canadian Stephanie Case was the first woman to cross the finish line just before 11am in 3rd followed a couple of minutes later by Lia Farley of the USA and Francesco Galanzino Italy who had run together from almost the beginning of the stage. At 11:09 Juan Manuel Medina Saez of Spain was the latest competitor to finish.|
|Time: April 25th 2010 07:09:16 PM|
|Monday 26th April, 10:10 Stage 2.
All competitors are through Checkpoint 1. Salvo Calvo Redondo was at the front of a leading pack of 5 runners. The leading competitors are through Checkpoint 2 but have not yet reached Checkpoint 3.There is intermittent cloud cover and a breeze offering some respite from the heat. |
|Time: April 25th 2010 03:47:30 PM|
|Monday, 6:40am, 26th April, Stage 2:
Competitors were up well before dawn in Dunham River Camp. By first light at around 5am breakfast was in full swing. After a brutal day on Stage 1 competitors were keen to get started and make the most of whatever morning coolness they could find. Early clouds are beginning to burn off, and it looks like it could well be another hot one. Stage 2 started promptly at 6am. Competitors who will not start Stage 2 today are Frank Moloney, (Australia), Martin Moisen (Denmark), Ken Davis (Canada), Russell Winwood, (Australia), Garry Prendiville (Australia), Toshio Ohmori (Japan), Charles Stewart (Australia). After an IV last night Zandy Mangold has recovered enough to start the day, and Erik de Haart is also back out on course.
|Time: April 25th 2010 06:53:27 AM|
|The final competitors are in camp. Pat Prendiville of Perth crossed the finish line just after 9pm. New York based photographer Zandy Mangold, who shot three of the 4 Deserts in 2009 was the penultimate competitor to finish almost an hour earlier, and is recuperating from his exertions in the medical tent. Camp 2 is now quiet with most competitors asleep or resting in their tents. The weather is still very warm, but the bugs are not as prevalent as last night.|
|Time: April 25th 2010 03:54:07 AM|
|6:48 pm, 25 April, Stage 1: Nearly 160 competitors are now through the first stage. Three competitors have withdrawn, and roughly 25 are still out on the course. Number 81, Kim James, Number 89, Kim Hyo Jung, No. 19, Nicola Oglivie, and No. 45, Mark Davenport, are the most recent ones to cross the finish line. Jack Fierstadt, a veteran of multiple RacingThePlanet events said: "That was the hardest stage of any event I have ever done." George Chmiel, No. 31, struggled throughout the day. Thank you to the kids of the Dawul School who came out to the start and ran a section of the first stage. Results will be posted within the hour.|
|Time: April 25th 2010 12:27:45 AM|
|Sunday, 3:08pm, 25 April, Stage1: Drew Campbell was the first local Kununurra competitor to finish the stage, coming in a commendable 29th place. Obviously having found the day tough he was heard to exclaim “Just give me a gun!” as he crossed the line.
Ann Storey, breezed through Stage 1 too, finishing solidly at 58th. She had passed through Checkpoint 1 in 109th position, so must be using her knowledge of the climate in the Kimberley to her advantage. David Pearse, Diana Hogan-Murphy and Stan Lee, who all competed in Atacama Crossing 2010 are into Camp 1 in the top 60.
Chris McIntosh of the UK is taking part in his first RacingThePlanet event, but as an experienced ultramarathoner, found the terrain straightforward but the heat very difficult.
Competitors have all found the intense humid heat the most difficult element of the stage. Over 70 competitors have now reached Camp 2.
|Time: April 24th 2010 11:09:24 PM|
|Sunday, 1:52pm, 25 April, Stage 1: 4 Deserts Club member Thomas Roende of Denmark has just crossed the line in 13th place, looking solid and unfazed bt his day in the bush. Finnian Kelly was a couple of minutes behind. This is the first endurance event the keen Australian sportsman has undertaken. The heat had taken its toll and a shattered Kelly told checkpoint staff “That’s the longest walk of my life.”
Hamish Travers of New Zealand has only finished the Atacama Crossing just 6 weeks ago. He told us when he got to camp that the heat was just unremitting from start to finish of the stage and was much more difficult to deal with than the desert heat in Chile.
Almost 20 competitors have made it to Camp 2 so far, in what is promising to be a long, hard day.
|Time: April 24th 2010 09:41:53 PM|
|12:39 pm, 25 April, Stage 1: Salvador Calvo Redondo of Spain has won Stage 1 in just over five hours followed closely by Peter van Wijngaarden of Australia. Just minutes behind in third, and the first woman overall, was Lia Farley of the United States. Conditions are hot.|
|Time: April 24th 2010 08:46:38 PM|
|Sunday, 11:30 am, 25 April, Stage 1: Peter Van Wijngaarden was the first competitor through Checkpoint 1. The Dutchman, who runs a 2:30 marathon time was closely followed by Spaniard Salvador Calvo Redondo with Christian Schiester from Austria lying in 3rd place.
Lia Farley of America was the first lady through and running in 13th position overall. Canadian Stephanie Case was the 2nd lady to the checkpoint in 16th position.
The sweepers took the kids from the Dawul School back to Camp 1 after they mistakenly decided to run out with the competitors as far as they could.
|Time: April 24th 2010 06:21:05 PM|
|Sunday, 25 April, 2010, 9:00am: Competitors rose early as the sun came up at 5:10am. The kids from the Dawul Remote Community school came to Camp 1 with their families to start the race with the competitors.
Just before the race started a minute's silence was observed for ANZAC Day and the Last Post was played – Frank Moloney of Brisbane had brought the music on his iPod.
At 7:00am the race was started by a shot gun blast provided by Ronnie McCale a resident of Doon Doon. The kids were first off the line racing the competitors into the distance.
|Time: April 24th 2010 05:08:35 AM|
|8:07 pm, 24 April, Camp Doon Doon: The competitors arrived at Camp 1 as the sun was setting against a spectacular glowing red ridge line of rock to be greeted by the traditional owners of the land at Doon Doon Station. The group were welcomed by a traditional smoking ceremony and quickly got down to dinner. Competitors are now mostly in their tents getting to know their room mates and for many, catching up with friends from other races. Stage 1 will start at 7 am on Sunday morning.|
|Time: April 23rd 2010 04:54:57 PM|
|7:50 am, 24 April 2010, Kununurra: Almost all competitors have now arrived in Kununurra and check in is about to begin. Approximately 10 competitors were not able to make it due to flight cancellations in Europe caused by Iceland's volcanic ash. Several competitors from Europe have tales to tell of hiring taxis from London to Madrid to catch flights and flying via Africa just to make it to the event. The twenty five that did make it from Europe are tired but very estactic to be here. RacingThePlanet: Australia 2010 kicks off on Sunday morning at 7 am. Tonight competitors will receive a "Welcome to Country" ceremony provided by one of the Aboriginals from Doon Doon, the location of the startline.|
|Time: April 19th 2010 07:19:25 PM|
|Tuesday, 20 April, Kununurra: ABC Radio in Australia will be reporting from the race site each day with staff and competitor interviews.|
|Time: April 19th 2010 04:40:34 AM|
|19 April, 7:38, pm, Kununurra, Australia: Conditions in The Kimberley have greatly improved with low humidity and almost no rain. Sections of the course are still not passable but arrangements are being made to airlift supplies into sections. The Course Team has just returned from marking The Maze.|
|Time: April 17th 2010 04:15:13 AM|
|17 April, Kununurra, Australia: The RacingThePlanet management team has now arrived in The Kimberley. There has been light rain. The team saw its first crocodile today, a harmless freshwater crocodile. The section through the saltflats remains closed due to water, and will most likely have to be serviced by helicopter.|
|Time: April 11th 2010 11:27:19 PM|
|Monday, 12 April 2010: Course Director Carlos Garcia Prieto is now on ground in Kununurra setting the final course. The course may be altered due to heavy rains. Stay tuned for details..||