28 march - 2 April
When will Mina run
Amazon River, Brazil
Where is the river?
Which Global Goal 6 subgoal will she focus on?
How far will mina run
on this leg?
- the biggest river by volume of water it carries -
Brazil holds an astonishing 12% of the world's fresh water.
It's often referred to as the
'Saudi Arabia of Water'.
The total discharge by Amazon River alone is greater than the total discharge of 7 next largest rivers of world taken together.
Day 7 | 28 March | 326 km done | 1,362km to go
Day 8 | 29 March | 380 km done | 1,308km to go
The 'Meeting of the Waters'.
Day 9 | 30 March | 430 km done | 1,258km to go
Running in the sweltering jungle with its choking humidity and thick, heavy air, sapped all my energy. Since I started running at 5am, my body has been pouring with sweat in an effort to stay cool. Despite the heat, I've had to keep my jacket on as a repellent to the relentless mosquitos.
Challenges aside, it's been incredible seeing just how little sunlight makes it through the dense canopy of trees and foliage covering the rainforest. In some places down on the ground it’s nearly completely dark. The locals here said that when it starts raining, it takes a couple of minutes before you even get wet! #Run4Water