The 48-year-old municipal politician from Jeonju, North Jeolla, and the head librarian for the visually impaired in the city, completed Racing the Planet: Namibia, a seven-day survival race held in some of the most remote places around the world. This year, the race was held in the Namib Desert of Namibia, the world’s oldest desert.
The 250-kilometer (161-mile) race requires participants to carry their own food, clothes, water, global positioning system and maps, while enduring unbearable conditions including temperatures that can reach above 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).
Monday, June 8, 2009
Visually-impaired runner from Jeonju completes race in Namib Desert.
A short article about a man from Jeonju who lost his sight when he was in the army; an excerpt: