Mar 15, 2012
Distance today = 29.52 km; Total distance = 3494.69 km; Location = Phoenix (West Cactus) – 33 36.175′ N, 112 07.126′ W; Start time = 0940, Finish time = 1426
I completed my run into Phoenix today, before starting the long journey out of the city toward the Grand Canyon. It's a very big city, with a population almost as big as Sydney, and an area that is probably larger. As it turned out, I took a route into the city that wasn't the most picturesque, but that's OK – part of the reason for the world run is to experience the reality of the places I visit, not just the sanitized “touristy” places.
During the run I was met by a journalist from radio station KTAR, who interviewed me on the road. This afternoon I did a TV interview in the studios of Channel 12 in Phoenix.
Tonight we had a farewell dinner for Jenny, who will be leaving the support crew tomorrow. We hope to have her back later in the year.