Approaching Chile

Published on 16.11.2011 - Pole to Pole Run

Approaching Chile

Approaching Chile

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Ultramarathon runner Pat Farmer has reached the province of Camana located south of Peru. He will be soon entering Chile.

On 13 November, we had finally received a sat position of Pat Farmer : he had reached the position S 16.58765° / W 72.72345° and is running in the province of Camana.

Camaná is a coastal town in the Arequipa Region in southern Peru. It is the capital of Camaná Province and Camaná District. With its sandy beaches, it is a very popular beach resort with local Peruvians visiting mostly from Arequipa during the summer months. It has a population of 14,337 (1999 estimate).

Arequipa's founder, Garcí Manuel de Carbajal, along with his Spanish delegation, first passed through Camaná and settled here briefly, leaving inland for Arequipa to establish a much larger city-like place for the Spanish conquest in Southern Peru.

Camaná has yet to have many buildings and local businesses to be fully restored as a result of the 2001 southern Peru earthquake, which occurred on June 23, 2001 and caused great harm to local infrastructure and a downturn in tourist numbers.

Here are his last Twitter communiqués :

  • 13 November : 90.3 km's yesterday back into the dust bowl
  • 11 November : It's all about the location (Pat is refering to the photo where one can see slums ont the beach)
  • 11 November : 90.7 km's today with a bit of trail running involved, I must say I didn't miss the tarmac on the road one bit!
  • 10 November : Knocked over a grueling 90 km's yesterday and sprung my crew posing for pics.
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