Running the Ultra Trail of the Gobi desert: a daily diary

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Alfie Pearce-Higgins’ day-by-day updates on his gruelling 250-mile trek across the Gobi

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22 hours, 131km
Today I learned that one thing you can’t afford to have on a race like this is a sense of perspective. Right now I’ve been on the move for 22 hours with maybe two hours of cumulative breaks. I’ve eaten two hot meals, countless energy bars and trail mixes and enough sweets to make Aug…