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... and the Kokoda Challenge. I guess the most extreme physical event I've ever done is the Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane, 100km in 48hrs which I wrote about here.
So what was the Challenge? It was nearly 15km of running, 12km of mountain biking and an obstacle course to try to kill you off if you survived everything beforehand. Making it particularly tough was the wind and sand picked up by it and blasted over participants' ...
... I do know, though, that there was one in Lebanon during the 1975-1990 civil war. Its causes are explained succinctly in this <2 minute video:
- Structure of government
- Rise of militias
- Changing demographics
- Identity in a polarised world
... programs. This woman was taking charge of change. And I really liked how this was recognised and encouraged by Kuwaitis. The Q8 Bookstore is partnering with her organisation to deliver books and support, a great reason to visit it.
This approach of setting up partnership with local non-government-organisations reminds me of Engineers Without Borders Australia. They also seek to support existing, ...
We were at checkpoint 5 or so. It was dinner time. I had blisters. I wasn't crazy with pain, just aware of the start of something. Got taped up and on we went.
We were going up a hill. It was dark, maybe 11.30pm. The wind suddenly picked up and blew the trees like they were grass. It whistled up the valley, pushing like a wave. We were there, in the dark, walking as a team. Silent, together. The walk had begun.
... packing and then Joe and me hopped in a taxi and headed straight to the airport.
We flew via a plane change in Bahrain and landed safely in Kuwait where we were met by Joe's friend C who had very kindly offered to come and pick us up.
After chattings and a well deserved cup of tea it was time for sleeping, as we were assured that the two girls would be waking us up at the crack of ...