Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Couple of Great Wall Stories

Couple trek Great Wall of China
A couple from north Devon are believed to be the first in the world to have walked the full length of the Great Wall of China unaided.

Tarka L'Herpiniere, 25, and Katie Cooper, 27, from Clayhidon, walked the 3,000 miles (4,800km) in 167 days.


Calvo wins Great Wall Marathon in record time
KUAIHUOLIN, China (AP) Running the Great Wall Marathon wasn't so tough after all.

At least not for Salvador Calvo, who trains relentlessly over the mountains near his home in northern Spain.

"For me, the hardest part was running the flat ground here, running on asphalt," said Calvo, who set a course record Saturday of 3 hours, 23 minutes, 10 seconds. "The wall was easy for me because it's the kind of training I do at home."


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