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The Great Run

The Great Run

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Everyone said it couldn't be done; even internationally renowned sports scientists such as Dr Tim Noakes. Certainly no-one had done it before, though many had tried: to run the Great Wall of China, end to end, non-stop.

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Everyone said it couldn't be done; even internationally renowned sports scientists such as Dr Tim Noakes. Certainly no-one had done it before, though many had tried: to run the Great Wall of China, end to end, non-stop. The journey would start in the Gobi Desert, cross the jagged Taihang Shan range, and end at the Bo Sea. It would involve blood boiling heat and mummifying sandstorms, soul-numbing mountain nights, incidents with bandits and draconian officials, pig's-head soup and witnessing large-scale environmental devastation. But no-one had counted on the tenacity of South African nature-lover Braam Malherbe. In running the main intact section of the Great Wall, 4500 kilometres end to end, Braam and his running partner David Grier set a world first. But Braam would have to call on reserves far deeper – physically and emotionally – than even he realised he had. China was never going to let him off lightly; then again, it would not leave a worthy traveller unmoved or unchanged. What began as a running-away, from long-buried childhood trauma, family suffering and loss, as well as hurt felt for the state of the planet, would eventually become a journey towards inner peace and understanding. The title concludes with the writer running into a new vision of healing the planet, step by small step, one person at a time.

Additional Information

Book Condition N/A
SKU 9781920289058
Author Braam Malherbe
Dimensions 152 mm x 233 mm
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 192
Published Date 1 Sep 2008
Publisher Sunbird Publishers Ltd
Language English
Genre Biography: General
Series N/A