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RacingThePlanet: Ecuador 2015 Blogs

Finished!
03-Aug-2015 02:58:49 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Sorry this has taken a few days but 250km across the Andes is done! Stage 5 was long but got through it. Knee gave up after that so it was a slow 10km on the last day to the finish but what a feeling crossing the line to know it was job done. There were some technical problems so the stage 5 update didn’t post..62km over 10+ hours proved solid. Stan and I ran together again and he was fantastic as ever. Descending 3000m over the course of the day was tough but fun to start in the cold at 3800m and end up at 800m in the tropical humid jungle. 

Now we are sat in Miami about to have breakfast it all seems a long way away! What an experience…seeing incredible scenery, meeting amazing people and making great friends. We both loved it and are looking forward to a week of recharging the batteries. 

Ben
Energy: 8/10 with a week to get to 10 
Feet/Knee: Feet are returning to human after a few days to recover. Knee is creaking and refusing to move very fast. 
Unusual incident: Less unusual more perfect - crossing the finishing line and being met by Dilpa with a cold beer in hand :) 

Dilpa
Energy: 3/10 less tired more relaxed now :)
Adapting to outdoor life: Pleased to be in a room with shower, bed and mini bar but…could potentially possibly maybe be persuaded to do it again! 

 

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I have been working in Singapore for over 5 years. Prior to Asia I was in London and originally grew up in Devon.

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