May 21, 2012
Distance today = 52.21 km; Total distance = 6561.10 km; Location = Hot Springs (20 km south of) – 43 18.576′ N, 103 20.649′ W; Start time = 0846, Finish time = 1650
I reached a major milestone today – I am now more than one-quarter the way around the world. And I’m now in South Dakota, the eighth US state I’ve run in so far. I’m looking forward to seeing some of the state’s more well-known sites in the next few days, including Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. I’m sure we’ll have plenty of upcoming photos so that you, the reader, can experience these sites too.
The day was, once again, very hot, and tomorrow is supposed to be hotter. The girls came by in the early afternoon with some lunch, and another car pulled up behind them. They had met Billie and Pat from North Carolina back at the state border, and had told them about the world run. We had a good chat for about half an hour before they headed on.
Soon after I ran through a very small town call Oerlichs, which happens to be the home of the 2006 World Bronco Riding Champion. The things you learn on a world run!!!
PS While the tracker shows me in Hot Springs, my official run position is about 20 km to the south east.