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10k. Just a Sprint in the park, on sand.
06-Sep-2014 12:58:03 PM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Butterflies, up at 5am ('crow croaking' being the Malagasy word for 5am) nothing to do apart from stuff my now 5kg pack, toilet tea toes and teeth. Staggered start this morning, 7am, 8am, 8.30am. I'm in the middle 8am. Count down and sprint for 30 minutes, then my legs stopped working, I had taken on zero water and zero electrolytes, and the sun had been up for 3 hours (nothing learnt over the last 240k!) Drink and two Endurolytes later I'm back running through a crowd of shouting smiling happily bemused Malagasy. Someone shouts '200 METERS' and there's the finish line with flags of all competing nationalities fluttering, a great big heavy medal is placed around our necks and just like that....... it's all over.
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Brian DeBruin

Posted: 07-Sep-2014 03:51:24 PM

Lorence, it is so great to see you finish strong. It was a pleasure sharing some of our time in Hong Kong together. I look forward to seeing you again. Please keep in touch! Brian and Elizabeth.

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