There’s little to report today. The perilous stage from La Rioja to Fiambalá was cancelled due to flooding.
As I wake up inside our puffy down-feather sleeping bag, the body aches from running a marathon yesterday and the mind aches with the reality that Katharine, my fellow adventure runner and I will do it again today and tomorrow too.
My husband David and I have been winding through Patagonia’s forests and endless pampas on a running expedition from the southern-most tip of South America to the Caribbean Sea; www.5000mileproject.org, “Running for the continent’s wild lands and wildlife”. Recently we met with some most unusual Patagonians.
We’re Ecologists. Ecologists don’t like roads. Yet here we find ourselves running over 5000 miles all points north along every conceivable road that South America can throw at us.
We have all been taught the merits of planting trees. One by one, “The Man Who Planted Trees” popped fat acorns into the bare hill sides of Provence in Jean Giono’s spirtiual tale. Gradually the shepherd created a forest in a beautiful allegory of hope.
During the past 700 miles of our 5000mileproject odyssey, we’ve steadily been running north from the southerly most tip of continental South America, a wild and remote region of the planet. A place one would consider relatively protected from this ‘humanoid’ onslaught?
We’re over three weeks into our 5000 mile odyssey to run the length of South America for its threatened wild areas. Our feet are gradually becoming used to the daily routine, if not yet responding with true athletic gusto!
Still only in his (very) twenties and studying Comparative Literature at Brown University in Rhode Island, Nicolas Jaar has managed to make quite an impact on the electronic music scene despite his youth and educational commitments. His first track, on the much-lauded Wolf + Lamb label, was released when he was just 17 and in the years since he’s managed to maintain a high level of production as well as starting his own record label and touring the globe as a DJ and, more recently, with his own live band.
Paraguay footballer Jose Pedroso has been handed a 27-game ban for attempting to choke a referee.
The incident (which you can watch below) occured during a Chilean second-division match at the weekend. Explaining the breakdown of his ban, the governing body in Chile said two games were for the red card, 20 for the choking and [...]
South Africa and the whole of Africa will not sleep tonight, as the Black Stars have written history. They were the only African team to make it to the final 16 and are the 3rd African country in the history of the World Cup to make it to the quarterfinals, after Cameroon and Senegal. The [...]
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