I Am Because You Are

As much as my trip Down Under will have been very short, I can say I sucked out all the marrow of every moment of it! This feast of completing the Dingo's Double (Survival Run Australia + 50k off trail race 12 hours later) has only been possible because of amazing people: You.

It all started with an email from race directors, Emilie and Chief, saying the Dingo’s Double challenge was waiting for me. When these two fell in love with the concept of Survival Run, they brought it back to Australia and worked countless hours to make this event possible. Because of them the tribe grew bigger. They are humble, authentic, generous, lovable… They are just the right people in the right tribe. Because of them, I had the opportunity to discover the beautiful rainforest of Australia, to meet new like-minded people, to challenge myself in new ways, and to become a stronger person. Thank you Emilie. Thank you Chief.

With race directors Emilie Bradon-Hames and Chiel Bradon.

There are also all volunteers who went out of their way to make the event possible. Each one of you experienced his/her own survival run while waiting at night in the cold for one of us to show up. Without you, we, the runners, couldn’t do what we love to do. Whether with a simple smile or by setting up the whole camp, your presence was priceless. Thank you.

My success in this event wouldn’t have been possible without the other survival runners. A special mention to those with who I closely shared the race: Tegan, Kozi and Curtis. You all gave me the opportunity to challenge myself, to push through tough moments, and to discover what more I was capable of. Thank you for letting me share this journey with you.

All Survival Runners before race start.

I wouldn’t be where I am today without the great support of the people behind these wonderful brands: