A Day of Protest: In Photos

Photo update of 70-mile crossing of the entire Baja Sur Peninsula, Mexico on foot in one day. Protest run joined by many to raise awareness and resistance against open-pit mining plans in the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. 

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70 Miles. 9,000ft vertical. 18+ hours. Gulf to the Pacific. One day. First-ever recorded attempt. Joined by over 50 runners + hundreds in support. Runners, walkers, cyclists, police escorts, ambulances, huge crowds, film crew, running crew. Attacked by wasps, dogs, falling rocks. Perma-cramping. Some preliminary media coverage before (one and two and three) and after the race. Short documentary film in production now, due at the end of May. Full story coming soon. Some snapshots of one of the single-most powerful, moving days of my entire life.

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April 5th, 2013. Eve of Run: Pre-Protest Run Rally in La Ribera.

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Zumba. Yup.

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April 6th, 2013: Day of Protest

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2:45am. Pedro, me and Eduardo. Only three attempting entire route. Smiles now, pain later.

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4am. Mile 8.

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5:15am. Mile 15. Santiago Plaza. Incredible community support.

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6am. Mile 20. Entering ranchos and mountains.

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10am. Mile 35. Eduardo powering the east side ascent.

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3pm. Mile 50. Looking West.

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5pm. Mile 58. La Burrera. Haggard.

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Meanwhile, protest/cultural event organized in downtown Todos Santos.

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8pm. Mile 65. Joined by huge La Paz running group.

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8:30pm. Mile 70. Punto Lobos. Finished. Supreme elation.

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Last kilometer into town. 9pm. Todos Santos is going OFF. Look at line of cars.

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Post-run ceremony. Statements. Hugs. Press and people everywhere.

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This is what change looks like.

Done.

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29 thoughts on “A Day of Protest: In Photos

  1. The magnitude of the event was phenomenal! So glad to have experienced it.
    So proud of you, and all that you accomplished.

  2. Hi Nick again congratulations on your admirable work and that of your friends adventure. We hope to organize a similar event next year, now with two categories, the first to make the crossing alone and the other in three relays. We look forward to your assistance again. Greetings and a big hug. Mario Rodríguez

  3. Incredible Nick! Was in tears within the first sentences! What a beautiful, empowering and revolutionary act! So proud of you Nick! Explained it to my kids, they were very much proud of you too! Much Love! Yuki

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