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5 - 9 April 2017

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Murray river, Aus.

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Global Goal 6.4

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5 marathons

When will Mina run
this river? 

Where is the river?

Which Global Goal 6 subgoal will she focus on?

How far will mina run
on this leg?

 

 

- Australia's agricultural lifeline -

 

 

Key Facts

Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, with the least amount of water in rivers, the lowest run-off and the smallest area of permanent wetlands of all the continents. About 35% of the continent receives so little rain, it is effectively desert. 
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source

International comparisons
show that Australia is the
highest user of water per person
in the world.
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The Murray-Darling Basin
accounts for 40% of the value
of Australian agriculture
and produces more than
90% of Australia's
domestic fresh food.
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Day 14 | 5 April 2017 |651km done |1037km to go

Mum ❤ Thank you for believing in me and supporting my crazy dream. Your hugs are the best recovery medicine I know.
Mina Guli, #Run4Water
 

 

Day 15 | 6 April 2017 | 693km done | 995km to go

 

Watch the Facebook Live broadcast Mina did prior to starting the 3rd leg of the
Six River Run. 

 

 
 

 
Most wonderful start to the 3rd River in Echuca.

Great to have so many people came out to sign the flag and to join me for the first few kilometers of the run.
 

 
 I have developed acute pain in my right calf muscle and achilles which made running slow and tough. Hoping it will subside overnight. 
Mina Guli #Run4Water
Mina Guli #Run4Water

Day 16 | 7 April 2017 | 740km done | 948km to go

What many people don’t know is that my journey with water really began during my childhood. Growing up in Australia, I was confronted with drought and water saving from a very young age. I still remember how my mom made us shower with buckets to catch the excess water, and how we used to brag about how quick we could shower.

Being the driest inhabited continent on earth, the big drought has turned the Australia and its people into world-class water savers. And that’s exactly why I’m here, to learn about how farmers have adapted to become more water conscious, and about the government’s water management policy and how it affects agriculture, indigenous communities, and river ecosystem health.
 

 
Mina Guli #Run4water
The Murray is Australia’s longest river and agricultural lifeline and forms part of the combined Murray–Darling river system which covers a 14% of Australia’s landmass. The River Basin produces an astonishing 90% of Australia’s domestic fresh food and accounts for 40% of the value of Australian agriculture.
 

 
Here’s a 360 video of me traveling to the start of my run route for today. This section I’m traveling through is called The Choke since it’s the narrowest part of the Murray River.
 

 
Today’s run was in the biggest Red Gum forest in the world. It was exquisite!
 

 
Unfortunately, the pain in my lower calves and achilles has become near unbearable. The run eventually turned into a slow walk which resulted in me walking deep into the night to complete my miles.

Sarah, the podiatrist, has classified the pain as 8.5 out of 10. I’m feeling completely exhausted and fatigued, and not entirely sure how I’m going to make it. For now, it’s just one foot in front of the other.
Mina Guli #Run4Water
Mina Guli #Run4Water
Mina Guli #Run4Water

Day 17 | 8 April 2017 | 790km done | 898km to go

A gorgeous sunrise over the Murray River to start my last day of running in Australia.
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Mina Guli #Run4Water

My thoughts on water after a week of running in Australia

 

 

My week of running along the murray river in 60 seconds