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  • Writer's pictureAmelie Mongol Derby Racer

The training must go on...

While many events are being cancelled around the world, uncertainties about the Mongol Derby are starting to surface.

According to the daily WHO report, there are 113,702 confirmed cases and 4,012 deaths worldwide as of March 10th. It is scary and it’s important to remember that we all have a role to play to avoid the virus from spreading. If you want to know more, please check the advice on WHO website.

In Mongolia so far, only 1 case has been reported mainly thanks to the strict travel restrictions the country has put in place to protect its population. But what does this mean for the Mongol Derby?

The race is in 5 months which means all the participants keep on training as usual so far and we all hope that the situation will clear soon enough. With no visibility on whether the organizers will be able to set everything up or we, participants, will be authorized to travel, we have to focus on enjoying the journey leading up to the race.

There will always be drawbacks and challenges, and this is no different. Yet, this has reached a scale that I couldn’t have foreseen and I wish that collectively, we will be able to handle the situation as soon as possible.

Stay safe.


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