Published on 16.11.2011 - Pole to Pole Run
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.