This week saw a seemingly impossible feat of endurance completed on two wheels. And Mark Beaumont finished cycling around the world really quickly. Yes, we're talking about the Monkey Run Peru. After a bureaucratic clusterfuck that buggered up the adventure for a few souls, the remaining teams tackled 1000km of mountain and jungle on a motorcycle built for a child. Climbing over multiple passes of 4,500 metres, surviving in sub-zero hailstorms and plunging into 99% humidity jungle with only the supplies you can fit in a medium sized wallet. Everyone said it wasn't possible. But they never reckoned on the tenacity of a Monkey Runner chasing down cold beer and mediocre wifi.
You don't see that every day
Rather you than me
Apologies for the portrait video. Apparently, Olly does that Snapchat/ Facebook live thing that children under the age of 6 like.
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He might have lost his team-mate to a parasite, ended up with a face like Quasimodo and spectacularly crashed on camera, but Tommy did pick up this rather splendid MonkeyRun inspired tattoo. Turned out nice after all.
The Monkey Run Peru is proving more popular than alternative contraception at a convent school and no paperwork bullshit can get in the way of the Monkey Run Peru April edition.
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