Jan Venca Francke about conquering the Alaskan Iditarod race

Jan Venca Francke about conquering the Alaskan Iditarod race
Jan Venca Francke about conquering the Alaskan Iditarod race

For twenty days he struggled with the freezing wilderness, lack of sleep and lack of strength. But he got to the customs in Nome. A day later, not Asbjrn Bruun.

You’re the kind of bka in flying history who got into duty.
Which is also great. A win would of course be the icing on the cake, but the main thing was to get to the finish line, finish it.

How long have they been trying to do this?
The modern period of the history of the trap is about 24 years old. Two, when there was another route, it was accomplished in 29 days by two Amerians. But at the moment there is no one, and we. A drunkard who doesn’t know the trick says to himself: winter, Aljaka, snow. On the lych, it has to be the best, compared to a bike or a walk. Only he, on the contrary, is the hardest way to become a wild person.

You spent 25 days on the freezing route, the only thing you can do is laziness. Why does a hunter go into it voluntarily? What’s wrong with that?
I had to repeat this to myself on the track: Venco, volunteer here, you paid for it, so don’t sit back and b. When I look back, 70, maybe 80 percent are negative results, this year. Alaska was beautiful, we went from -40 to +3 degrees, snowy, sunny. There are a lot of negative things out there, but maybe that’s why the hunter keeps coming back. When the crisis is over, you have great joy, which you remember later. My head is spinning, I forgot about it. And then, of course, the Alaskan wild. For us Europeans, it is an unreal thing. Stop in the morning, absolute silence, the snow absorbs the evening noise, above you the polar

At such distances in the wilderness, there is little difference between a hobo and an Olympian. Many times great fighters have appeared here and it has broken them.

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