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Hokkaido will be the finishing point of the Russian runner's round-the-world trip

09.01.2022 108 просмотров

The Russian runner started the round-the-world trip from  kilometer zero» to Moscow.

A native of Udmurtia, Ruslan Shakin, who started his round-the-world trip three years ago, has reached the start of the final "domestic" stage of his race. On Saturday, the 41-year-old athlete started from "kilometer zero" in Moscow to the side of the island of Hokkaido in Japan, from where he started his project almost 3.5 years ago, a TASS correspondent reports.

Ruslan Shakin began his round-the-world trip in September 2018, on his birthday. Then he started from  Cape Soya in the north of the Japanese island of Hokkaido - in a country that attracts him with its culture, nature, color. After a non-stop vacation on the run, he visited Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, the USA, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Norway. Every day, running from 30 to 50 kilometers, he overcame more than 31 thousand miles. kilometers. In total, the ultramarathoner will run a distance of 40,072 kilometers at the equator, thereby setting a world record for a solo run around the world without an escort car.

“Today begins the final stage from Kilometer Zero in Moscow to Japan. Plans for the finish time are not built, because everything is unpredictable. So far, due to the cold weather, I consider the stage in Russia the most severe. My race is a continuation of the work of Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern, only on land, and & nbsp; setting a world record for running around the world without an escort car, ”said Shakin in an interview with corr. TASS.

The runner carries a sports stroller all the way in front of him, in which his things are under a tight cover - a tent, clothes, sports equipment. She weighs about 50 kilograms. On the front -a banner with information about a round-the-world trip. There are several souvenirs from friends and strangers he meets along the way.

There are a lot of people who support the solo runner at a distance. On Saturday, having reached Moscow, he was met by like-minded people - Vyacheslav Belash from St. Petersburg and Nikita Tarutin from Moscow. They ran with him from 10 to 15 kilometers. On Sunday, having recovered, the traveler will run along the direction to the city of Vladimir, and then along the route Nizhny Novgorod -Cheboksary -Kazan -Mozhga -Izhevsk -Perm -Ekaterinburg--Tyumen -Omsk  Novosibirsk - Kemerovo - Krasnoyarsk - Irkutsk - Ulan-Ude - Chita - Birobidzhan - Khabarovsk - Vladivostok - Wakkanai (Japan) - Cape Soya (Hokkaido, Japan).

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