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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

If you could run a race in a country different from where you live, where would that be?

This is the next questions in Christina's Running Question Challenge.

If you could run a race in a country different from where you live, where would that be?

I’ve been thinking about this for a few years now and hope that one day this will be reality. I’ll travel to Phoenix to run the Across the Years (ATY) 24 hour race. Years ago I was inspired by Lynn David Newton when I read his book, Running Through the Millennium. Since I read the book I’ve been following the race and runners closely every year. I’ve downloaded just about every photo published for this race and has read many reports.

So that’s where I’ll go, for the 24 hour race. I don’t know if I’ll travel that far and then run the 48 or 72 hour. That might mess up the rest of the adventure. Yes, this will be an adventure and I’ll hope to meet Lynn David Newton as well as the Zombies (Don and Gillian) from ZombieRunner. I’ll make sure my trip allows me to drink at least one good coffee prepared by Don at the Zombie Runner store.


ajh said...

I hope you get to do this! I can't imagine a 24 hour or longer race.

Julie said...

Hi Johann,
You have a great list...many that I have not heard of!! I could hardly handle my half marathon...I am pretty sure that the 24 hour race would be out of the picture for me:) Maybe I could walk most of it!! I hope that you have a great day Johann!! Oh, and I would want to run in France, Italy or Greece! I like dreaming big:)

Christina said...

I haven't heard of that race and it sounds hard...24 hours. I looked it up and you run circles around a 500 meter course. That is A LOT of laps. When you come out to Phoenix, you are welcome to stay with me. I live about 45 min away from the course.

Anne said...

Wow! 24 hours seems like a long time! Sounds like a great adventure though. BTW, congrats to your son for his second medal :)

Denise said...

I'm dying to do the Reggae marathon in Jamaica!!

This sounds like a fabulous adventure for you!!