I just completed a 155 mile, 6 stage, self-supported ultramarathon through Madagascar (Racing the Planet). The run took us through breathtaking terrain, ranging from tropical beaches to red rock canyons, vast rice patty fields to rural African villages. It was physically challenging but I felt good through most of the race and I definitely drew on my past Thacher outdoor skills for strength throughout the event! Even after 25 years, my Thacher camping days somehow still resonated and made the race’s survival aspects seem more familiar. Here is a link to the blog I kept during the race.
Adam Geyer CdeP 1989