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Dusan likes the heat30th stage HIGHWAY STOP - POOCHERA 66.1km
The hot morning air announced hot day and because of that runners asked organisers to move the start for one hour earlier. They wish to start running at six o'clock so they would run as farther as they could till the noon. Dusan Mravlje was the fastest in the beginning. Kruglikov and Derxen caught him soon. They were running shoulder to shoulder for more than 20 kilometres. Derxen has been having some troubles with hot weather and lost his strengths. Kruglikov began running faster and soon he was running alone in the front of the column.
"I felt good and the heat didn't bother me as much as it has bothered Derxen. After I recognised Sakurai still wasn't behind me I knew I was running to the best stage placing at the competition. But that's not important. What's important is that everything is happening as I have planned," said Mravlje at the end of the stage.
Sakurai didn't catch Mravlje, but he managed to defeat Derxen. Mick Francis was satisfied with his running and said: "I started running too fast yesterday, I got tired and lagged behind other runners for almost an hour. The break in Ceduna didn't do me any good. I feel much better today and I hope I will be as fit as a fiddle in next days." Bobby Brown was satisfied, too and said: "The heat did not bother me and I was running easily today. I don't mind starting at seven o'clock I prefer more sleep. Everything is OK and tomorrow will be hot, too. That means I will probably run good."
George Audley is not injured anymore. He was running shoulder to shoulder with Germans, but in the last few kilometres of the stage he managed to overtook them for 23 minutes.
Ultra marathon runner Serge Girard came to say hello to competitors. He came from France to Melbourne four days ago. From Melbourne he came to Adelaide and than he has been driving through the way where competitors were running until he met hem. He wanted to say hello to the best ultra marathon runners in the world. "I have been thinking about me running on this competition, but I decided not to. I wouldn't hold out two such competitions in one year," he said. He decided to experience the 75 days adventure from Lima to Rio de Janeiro, which starts on 30th August and finishes on 12th November this year.
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