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Stage 5
05-Sep-2014 09:15:30 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Lucky. The killer 77km stage is now behind me. Most pain I have in one day ever but made it through. I’m on the home straight now. 24 hours away now from proper hygiene, food and clean clothes. After having many ‘moments’ along the way where I thought I would need to withdraw, due to my crazy under-preparation, miraculously I am now 10km within the finish line, with 240km clocked. It has been an unbelievable experience on many levels and I am glad I went through with doing it.
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Helen Wheeler

Posted: 06-Sep-2014 03:31:12 PM

Congratulations Matty : Great show of fortitude and determination. Sending lots of love : Have a really fun time relaxing and celebrating xxx

Jeff McLean

Posted: 06-Sep-2014 11:46:04 AM

Wonderful effort Matt. Have a big restaurant no have a great final stage.

David 'Nico' Nicolson

Posted: 06-Sep-2014 06:22:32 AM

Matt - you are a bloody champion! Cheers, Nico

Hamish Travers

Posted: 06-Sep-2014 04:45:51 AM

Gutsy enough Matt, well done. Never ceases to amaze me how the mind can create epic efforts happen. 10km, enjoy, not withstanding all the foot pain.

Diane & Bob Chapman

Posted: 06-Sep-2014 12:38:24 AM

Congratulations, know that it could not have been easy for you. Your determination has got you through again. 10km will be a piece of cake after your long hauls. All our love Mum & Dad

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