Kiwi Trail Running Article
Written By: Andy Kenworthy
What possesses a 54-year-old Auckland woman to cover 254km on foot through the Amazon in six days, carrying everything she needs on her back?
Sue Hardy reaches a wide, deep river during another day of running in the steam room of the Brazilian jungle. She can see the next checkpoint on the other side.
Through her fatigue she dimly recalls there was supposed to be some sort of assistance. Never mind. This is an adventure race after all. She slings her pack into a dry-bag and climbs into the water, wading and swimming across.