Walking The Amazon In 859 Days

What's your longest walk or run? 26.2? 10K? How about 6,000 miles? That's the length of the walk completed yesterday by former British Army Captain Ed Stafford, who followed the entire length of the Amazon River on foot. Starting from the origin of the Amazon at the peak of Mount Mismi in Peru in April 2008 to the mouth of the river at Meruda Beach in Brazil yesterday, he kept slogging despite 50,000 mosquito bites, a bow and arrow attack by the Ashaninka Indians, and some other freaky tropical insect and skin disease situations. You can read about Stafford's adventures on his website. On a much more reasonable note, yeahredgymnast beat her personal longest run record yesterday. Congratulations! (via Outside)

Amazon Walk (via <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/08/09/brazil.amazon.hiker/">CNN</a>)



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thanks for the shout out!!!! you guys know how to make me smile :-)

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