Kevin Lin, a renowned Taiwanese ultra-marathon runner, announced at a news conference Wednesday,that he and three other team mates will run the length of the Silk Road some 9,600 km, starting in Istanbul, Turkey, in late April and finishing in Xian, in China’s Shaanxi Province, mid-September 2011.
The “Running the Silk Road” project aims to increase public awareness of the shortage of water resources in the region. This will be a non-profit event with proceeds going to NGOs that help communities along the old Silk Road.
The team, consisting of Lin, Bai Bin, Chen Jun and Jodi Bloomer, will begin in Istanbul on April 20th and is planned to take 155 days to cover the almost 10,000 kms.
Read more on the the Home Expedition website