Taiwanese, Canadian, and U.S. Runners Cross the Sahara Desert

February 22, 2007 at 2:28 pm | Posted in Africa, Canada, 美国, 美國, News, Taiwan, United States, 台灣, 台湾, 新聞, 新闻 | Leave a comment

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Taipei, Feb. 22 2007 Yahoo! News/AFP

A team of three ultra-marathon runners, including Kevin Lin from Taiwan, have completed a 7,500 kilometers (4,580 miles) trek across the Sahara desert in 111 days, reports said.

Lin, as well as Charlie Engle of the United States and Ray Zahab of Canada, arrived at Suez Canal on Tuesday after departing from western Africa, the China Times and Liberty Times said.

The trio began their run from Senegal, and passed through Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya and ended in Egypt, the papers said…

“All I want to do right now is lie down and have a good sleep,” Lin, one of Asia’s best-known endurance athletes, was quoted as saying.

A documentary of the epic run has been made with Hollywood star Matt Damon narrating and Oscar-winner James Moll directing.

林義傑說:「應該這麼說,這不是我的驕傲,而是台灣的驕傲,人類首度成功橫越大撒哈拉沙漠的三位成員中就有一位台灣人,這表示台灣人有世界上幾乎所有國家都辦不到的能耐。」

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