10 - 15 April
When will Mina run
Where is this river?
Global Goal 6.3
What subgoal of Global Goal 6 will she focus on?
How far will Mina run here?
- The world’s busiest inland waterway -
The Yangtze river basin accounts for 40% of China’s freshwater resources: more than 70% of the country’s rice production,
50% of its grain, more than 70%
of fishery production, and 40%
of the China’s GDP.
Day 19 | 10 April 2017 | 785km done | 903km to go
China has become known for their pollution problems over the past 2 decades. Earlier this year the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, declared 2017 as “The Year of the Blue Skies” as an acknowledgement of the Chinese Government’s commitment to clean energy and being pro-environment.
The Yangtze River, China’s longest river, is home to one-third of the country’s population (about 400 million people) and has been the origin of more cities than any other river in the world. The annual discharge of sewage and industrial waste in the Yangtze alone has reached about 25 billion tons, which is 42% of the country’s total sewage discharge, and 45% of its total industrial discharge.
I’ve come to run here to investigate what the Chinese Government is doing to keep this beautiful river healthy. #Run4Water
HALF WAY celebration of the 6 River run!
Day 20 | 11 April 2017 | 830km done | 858km to go
Day 21 | 12 April 2017 | 872km done | 816km to go
Day 22 | 13 April 2017 | 922km done | 766km to go
Day 23 | 14 April 2017 | 972km done | 716km to go
Day 24 | 15 April 2017 | 1,027km done | 661km to go
Also, today I reached the 1,000km milestone.
Day 25 | 16 April 2017 | 1,082km done | 606km to go
We have decided to delay our the start of our Egypt leg by two days. This decision was made after numerous conversations with family, friends, advisors and business connections based in Egypt. So, we now had 48hours extra in Shanghai, which presented us with the perfect opportunity to bank some miles and also run with close friends.