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Ukraine 2 June (Team 2): Novaya Kahovka - Melitopol

The day began with a basic Ukrainian breakfast: Salad, noodles and black tea - Good Morning... After this rocket fuel kind of breakfast it promised to be a great day out there in the vastness of the country. Our way led us on the M14 National Road.

For those who don't know this road or Ukraine at all, it's the type of road that is simply flat and straight. And straight means no left or right curves for about 100 km. So it happens that a runner on his 5 km split after a few minutes is able to see a tiny little white dot on the horizon. That's our van waiting for him. It feels like eternity until the point where the car finally gets touchable.

Only two meetings were scheduled for today: The first in the town of Nyzhni Sirohhozyond the second at our final destination for today, Melitopol.

On the to the first meeting, children of all ages were standing along the road that would lead us into the centre of the town.

The Mayor warmly greeted us and every runner was given a flower. Vasili our Team captain of the Ukrainian team was invited to give a prize to the local football club which stood first in the football championship. Drinks and sweets were kindly offered to us.

It is always hard for us to leave such hospitality but after a while we simply had to continue running.

Although 170 km in one day is not a piece of cake, we still found time to take a break twice and relax a little bit.

Our Ukrainian Team did an excellent job today. At the city sign of Melitopol a pack of children were eagerly waiting for us and with them a few TV stations were ready to take a few shots. We continued to run into the city.

After some 3 km another group of kids joined us. The police guided us to the place where the run was supposed to finish for today. Many people waited for us and as the runners arrived they cheered them for the last few meters.

Following the presentation and laying down flowers in front of a T 70 tank, a 2nd World War Memorial, about a dozen young martial artists gave a mind-blowing performance. Watching these between 6 and 10 year old kids doing flips, spins and all kind of artistic movements gave us a thrill.

Later on we had dinner, and after taking a shower in the local sport hall we moved over to our accommodation to get some rest until tomorrow.

Distance: 170km

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