星期三, 5月 20, 2009

《決戰撒哈拉》Running The Sahara


Running The Sahara
Finally the movie (documentary) is available and is on the screen NOW in Taipei. Kevin's book regarding this Running The Sahara is also available in Taiwan, but not sure in Malaysia.

About the Run
http://www.runningthesahara.com/about.html

On February 20, Charlie, Ray and Kevin touched the Red Sea, just a few hours before sunset. Their quest had lasted 111 days and taken them through 6 countries: Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya, and Egypt. By the team's daily GPS record, they had traveled over 4,300 miles (6,920 kilometers). They fought through injury and extreme fatigue to reach their goal, which changed them forever.


These last days of the expedition were emblematic of the entire expedition, with highs and lows, camaraderie and solitude, and encounters with both the natural wonders and teeming societies of Africa. Over their quest, the runners learned that it was necessary for them and their team to avoid fighting against the elements served up by the Sahara, because the immeasurable power of the continent will always win out. Instead, they learned how to adapt to their climate and surroundings as best they could, in order to make the steady progress that each of the 111 days required of their minds and bodies. Thus, they were able to save their energy for their physical achievement, which led to success as measured by their achievement and the depth of their experience.

Whether it was encounters with the Tuaregs of Niger or running through the wondrous Pyramids of Giza, the experiences endure. The children that received them with shouts of greeting and ran alongside them refreshed and renewed their vigor in every country. The lands they visited mixed natural beauty with the harshest living conditions: from the solitude of the Tenere Desert to the bustling heat of Dakar, Senegal, and the overwhelming crush of Cairo, Africa's largest metropolis. Every location along the way provided its own challenge and held a unique reward for the three explorers and their team.

And now the expedition has concluded.

Successful.
Life-changing.
Incredible, but true.

More than ever, the runners and their team are committed to the land and people they visited. The international media has turned its eye to the expedition's achievement, including the attention and support that they are bringing to the water crisis in Africa through H2O Africa. This fall, the film Running the Sahara will premiere to tell the story of this unprecedented quest. Until then, come back to this site to see more about the runners' story.

Map: Northern Africa. Track the Journey

8 則留言:

OSK 提到...

Earlier I read one article on this, the distance is 250km for 7 days!

blueameba 提到...

That is different event. The first ever ultra marathon that Kevin had took part. It is organised by Racing The Planet.

建议去看林义杰的《勇闯撒哈拉》早期作品;)

慧沁 Wai Sum 提到...

your next destination?? :-P

慧沁 Wai Sum 提到...
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撒哈拉沙漠,Yes! One of my destinations, but not like them running the Sahara la...

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I've been to Sahara Desert but never run.

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