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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Day6 and finish
20-May-2012 12:16:01 PM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour..(Robert Louis Stevenson). A good quote from mr s, but I reckon to arrive is pretty cool to, especially when arriving in the ancient city of Petra after 250km of hopeful labour. Today was a gentle 6.5 km hike through the hills into Petra , untied and mostly walking, as they did not want sus running pell mell through a Unesco world heritage site. Good thing to, as it allowed us to better appreciate the surroundings and take it all in. The arrival into the heart of ancietnt Petra and to the finish line is as dramatic as it sounds, the final approach down a narrow fissure in the rock (the siq)' and suddenly you come across the Al khazneh tomb car.ved from the rock face and familiar from a thousand pictures and films. The to, the RTP finish line and a cheering mob. I just had to take a sprint for the last 20 yards, and into embraces, medals, and time to walk around and take it all in. Thanks again to all out there for the messages of support, emails, blog responses, and CSS donations. It all makes a lot of difference. For the third time in 3 years I have once again officlialy retired from desert racing . Time to hang up the dusty shoes and gaiters.
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