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USA 18 July: Sioux City, IA - Worthington, MN

We made another early start to try and beat the heat today.

However, we had a pleasant surprise once we hit the road - there was plenty of cloud cover and even a cooling breeze so that running conditions were considerably more comfortable than yesterday's sauna experience.

It was an unexpected and interesting change to be running through city streets after so many days of wide open spaces - Sioux City, with a population of around 13,000, is the biggest city we've been through in quite some time. Being an early Sunday morning though the streets were pretty much empty of traffic so the culture shock wasn't too great after all.

After a few miles the city streets gave way to countryside once more. We were running on a fairly big, busy road today but still with plenty of rolling fields and greenery alongside.

Lots of passing drivers were waving and beeping their horns and seemed to know us already - they probably saw our TV interview on last night's news.

This very nice family stopped to hold the torch and offer their encouragement.

For the third time we met our friends Ralph and Darlene Feller. They had met us by pure coincidence the last two times.

But this time Darlene was taking no chances. She had heard we were coming from the local paper, in LeMars, and phoned us to see when would come by.

We were very happy to meet up with them again. They are so kind and enthusiastic, even offering us a very generous donation! We are grateful to be their run-by friends. We will definitely be looking for them next time!

Mark does an interview with the local Sioux City paper. Thank you so much for taking the time to cover our story!

The Travelodge in Worthington very kindly hosted us again. Sunny Patel has been a cheerful supporter of the run for many years now. We really appreciate his and his family's generosity and hospitality.

Until tomorrow...

– Atulya and Kokila

Distance: 95 miles

Team Members:
Atulya Berube (San Diego), Jagadhata Amrhien (Chicago), Drsalu Gruenstaeudel (Austria), Vladimir Salnacov (Moldova), Mark Collinson (England), Kokila Chamberlain (England), Surya Smolennikova (Russia), Kshetragna Ulanova (Russia), Dima Grygorievski (Ukraine), Sukhada Korshunova (Russia), Michaela Pokorna (Czech Republic)

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