Team of German runner Clemens robbed in Czech twice
PRAGUE, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — The team of German long-distance runner Robby Clemens, who is running around the world from Jan. 3 to raise money for charity, was robbed in the Czech Republic for the second time, the daily Pravo reported on Tuesday.
First Clemens was robbed On Saturday night in Kladno, who lost most of his equipments, including bodysuits, breathable underwear and most of the 50 pairs of jogging shoes that he took with himself for the journey.
The second time, a cameraman from Clemens’ team was robbed in an Internet cafe in Pribram on Sunday, the paper said.
“When our photographer intended to send the shots we made after the theft in Kladno in the Internet cafe in Pribram he found out that the box with all his cameras that he hang over his chair disappeared. We have thus lost the equipment worth 5,000 euros,” chief manager of the project Rolf Giermann said.
The Czech Republic is the first country on Clemens’ planned 23,000 km journey across 28 countries.
Clemens, 45, who has been practicing extreme sports for eight years, planed to run 80 km a day, the equivalent of a double marathon, in order to complete his journey in 298 days.
This German runner made his first long distance run of 493 km in 2001. Two years later he ran a 500-km journey from Basra to Baghdad to draw people’s attention to the children who suffered the Iraq war.
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