ETAP-8 19 AUG. 2018
L：24.38km S：210.00km L：309.43km P：17.88km TOTAL：561.69km
THESE BEAUTIFUL VAST OPEN PLAINS—HOW CAN WE DESCRIBE THEM TO YOU?
On this final day we all move on our own from the bivouac and head toward the group start point.
The vast plains of the Gobi Desert make you doubt your own eyes and wonder if there is any place like it on the planet. Sand is mixed into a beautiful carpet of green. From skyward it looks like brownish-green but from ground level it looks dark green.
At the start signal from a helicopter we make a racing start along the beautiful green plains, trailing a huge cloud of smoke and dust. It seems like some kind of ritual to drive away the harsh days behind us.
At this final SS, #103 Nakano headed towards the final goal still beset with mechanical problems. At the parade and pre-award ceremony, when things finally quieted down after the huge racket of the champagne fight and the noise of the band, #103 quietly made it to the goal. He was treated to big cheers came from the staff who had been waiting all that time and with the finish medal hanging from his neck the rally finally came to a close.
It was truly the perfect finishing touch to the rally.
「DAY OF OUR TRIUMPHANT RETURN—A DEEP AND REMAINING MEMORY」
Today is a mass group start. We race towards the shimmering heat of the great plains where our happy goal awaits! Do our lives up to now, our course up to now, and all kinds of objects and things, all add up to some kind of special feeling? On these grassy plains we probably sense and experience our own lives under the perfect starry skies of the desert.
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