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KAEM 2019 – 20th Edition Daily Blog

 

Day 7 – 23km – The final act

Again we woke up to a cloud covered sky. For the first four days the Kalahari set us a very stern test, happy that we respected her she then decided to be kind to us. If you respect the Kalahari she will look after you; if you don’t she will destroy you. There was a...

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Day 6 – 50km

Last night people were worrying about having to complete the 50k in the searing heat. It might have been less daunting had it been described as 49.9k rather than 50k. In the morning things had changed; there was cloud cover and wind. I don’t think many people got much...

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Day 4 – 77km

Day 4 - the big one.   Apologies for a short day 3 report; I had to seek medical attention. For the first time I needed a drip which just goes to show how tough and hot the first three days were. Again there was a staggered start designed this time to...

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Day 3 40km

Day 3 Tough - 42 degrees C. Despite everybody saying on yesterday’s finish line that Death Valley lived up to its name, the talk at supper was about how tough the last 6k were. Unfortunately Genis had to withdraw after finishing due to a medical condition....

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Day 2 – 32km

Day 2 - 32km The mood in the camp last night was good; everyone was pleased to have survived the severe test of clambering over the rocks by the river in the heat. It also helped that the rumours about LD (camp boss) turned out be untrue. He is old school...

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DAY 1 25km

By Edward Chapman KAEM 2019 Day 1 - Hylton Dunn - Photography: HermienWebb Photography   The atmosphere was a little subdued at the start line partly because Tony had to retire even before the race started, but also because the bravado of the last few days had...

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KAEM 2019 – Arrival & Registration

By Edward Chapman Runners come to the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon from all over the world as well as from all parts of South Africa. This year 15 counties are represented. The international entrants had their first endurance challenge at Johannesburg airport...

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