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Sebastian Lippert
Pure grinding

29 November 2018 03:20 am (GMT-03:00) Brasilia

So stage 3 was rough, we had to do 9hrs up and down a snowy hill.

My ankle is better but I only got in 20 loops, conditions were very sunny.

Todays stage should have been started at 6 but was delayed due to winds,

We might start at 7 and face another 9 to 10 hours today, tomorrows weather will likely be very bad so this can be the last stage but for sure a tough one.

 

Cheers

Seb

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Sebastian Lippert
The grind never stops

29 November 2018 02:48 am (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

Hi all,

 

After some back and forth we started stage 4 at 12pm today,

Planned was getting up at 4am (which we did…) to start at 6:30 for a long day.

Due to strong winds it was postponed to 12.

The weather was still not good when we started with winds and icy snow.

For 7hours we did a 2,4k loop in icy conditions which only got better for the last 2 hours,

It was pure grinding.

But in the end it was done tomorrow we only have a short photo stage and get our medals.

I worked 3 and a half year for this moment to join the 4D Club but right now it’s difficult to realize,

I’m writing this after a nice dinner on the ship in the ships library while a Rumanian runner plays guitar, 3 Belgians having a wine,

An US American making fun of his injuries with me and everyone is calm and happy, those are the best moments.

 

My ankle is pretty much crap but I made with a lot of taping and some painkillers.

 

Cheers

Seb

 

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Birgit Stender

Posted On: 01 Dec 2018 08:40 am

Lieber Sebastian und 4D-Club-Mitglied, C O N G R A T U L A T I O N!!! Eine Megaleistung, Wahnsinn und sicherlich ein unbeschreibliches Gefühl.:-) Wir freuen uns, dich bald gesund und munter wiederzusehen und deinen spannenden Berichten zu lauschen. Lasst euch alle feiern und genieße nun die restliche Zeit in vollen Zügen und schone deine Knochen. Alles Liebe von deinen 4 Bergisch Gladbachern

Devin Packross

Posted On: 30 Nov 2018 06:23 am

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!! Wahnsinn! Du hast es geschafft! Du kannst stolz auf dich sein. Wir sind es auf jeden Fall. Bis du das richtig realisierst dauert es bestimmt noch etwas. 3,5 Jahre für diesen Moment. Ein Moment der dir niemand nehmen kann.

Birgit Lippert

Posted On: 30 Nov 2018 05:16 am

Hey Großer, jetzt bist du so weit gekommen. Steck jetzt nicht auf. Nimm noch ein paar Schmerztabletten und erfüll dir deinen Traum. Wir sind überzeugt, dass du auch noch die letzte Etappe schaffst. HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH! Mama und Alex
Sebastian Lippert
Hi all

27 November 2018 04:12 am (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

Hi All,


Thanks for the comments and messages!

Today was a rough day even though we only did a half one.

We started on an island full of penguins but had to do a 2km circuit.

I only did 8km which tells you enough about my ankle and the track conditions.

Since I was at the back of the field all today I felt the need to prove myself so

I did the polar plunge and went into the freezing water after the stage, as well as 3 other runners.

The landscape is amazing and the penguins fun to watch, however the stages are tough and

A bit annoying to run in loops.

As I cannot run anymore my goal is to at least get in 100k until the end of the race.

 

Tomorrow will be a 9 to 12 hour stage going to be rough but no blisters or other issues yet except.

 

Cheers

Seb

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Birgit Lippert

Posted On: 29 Nov 2018 10:13 am

Hey Großer, du hast einige Plätze gutgemacht. Halte weiter durch, wenn es irgendwie geht. Du wirst es schaffen! :-) Gruß, Mama und Alex

Birgit Lippert

Posted On: 28 Nov 2018 08:20 am

Hey Großer, halte durch! Gib erst auf, wenn dich die Ärzte aus dem Verkehr ziehen. Du wirst dich - wie immer - durchbeißen. Wir glauben an dich und sind jetzt schon sehr stolz. Alles Liebe, Mama und Alex

Devin Packross

Posted On: 28 Nov 2018 06:54 am

Wahnsinn Basti! Halte durch! Wir denken alle an dich und drücken dir alle die Daumen. Halt die Ohren steif und pass auf dich auf!
Sebastian Lippert
Pinguins and slush

27 November 2018 03:58 am (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

Hi all,

 

So we arrived in Antarctica and did the first stage.

It was a 14k loop with two 7k sections.

It was around 4 degrees all day so the snow got slushy and terrible to run on,

Everyone is drained.

I twisted my ankle (surprise like in the past 2 races) and was slowed down a lot.

Besides that no problems.

I saw a seal and 2 pinguins near the research station we have been passing on king George island.

From the ship we already saw fin whales and humpback whales.

Today 2 stage starts late and will be only 4-5hrs. I got around 32-35k in so far.

Stage 3 will be 12 hrs again and probably will be the critical point for me, however mood is good

And I’ve been much worse.

 

Cheers

Seb

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Sebastian Lippert
Hello together

24 November 2018 08:23 am (GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi

Hello together,

 

We are now on the ship 1 day into drakes passage, sea is relatively calm but still some rolling.

Everyone is wearing scopolamin patches against seasickness.

I got a minor cold but seasickness is not an issue yet.

We have another day on sea then we should arrive and start the fist stage which will be the longest,

According to the plan depending on the weather until then its all water to the horizon.

 

Cheers

Seb

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Sam Fanshawe

Posted On: 27 Nov 2018 04:24 am

Go, go, go Seb! As the only German in the race you are flying the flag! Hope your cold has not got worse - you don't want to infect the penguins. Hahaha. Have fun and know that we are all cheering for you back at the RacingThePlanet HQ.

Birgit Lippert

Posted On: 25 Nov 2018 09:53 am

Hi Großer, schön von dir zu hören. Wir wünschen dir, dass die Erkältung nicht schlimmer wird und dich hindert, die Rennen erfolgreich zu absolvieren. In Gedanken sind wir bei dir und drücken ganz fest beide Daumen und alle Zehen. Wie alle anderen, sind wir der festen Überzeugung, dass du das packst. Einige schöne Fotos gibt es schon von dir. Liebe Grüße von Mama und Alex
Sebastian Lippert
Arrival in Ushuaia

22 November 2018 09:08 am (GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi

Hello together,

I arrived safely and with all my gear in Ushuaia, travel was really smooth.

Today I visited the national park Terra del Fuego, really great landscape!

Tomorrow the journey continues with crossing Drake' s passage, the roughest crossing in the world. Seasickness incoming...

I keep you posted from the ship.

 

Cheers

Seb

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Birgit Stender

Posted On: 24 Nov 2018 06:19 pm

Lieber Sebastian, auch wir wünschen dir alles Gute, viel Erfolg und drücken alle Daumen. Du packst das! Genieße das Rennen und die Zeit dort in vollen Zügen. Wir hoffen, du bist nicht seekrank geworden. All the best von deinen 4 Bergisch Gladbachern:-)

Willemien Soetens

Posted On: 23 Nov 2018 12:28 am

Just met you today Sebastian and we were very impressed with what you are going tomorrow! We want to wish you good luck, hopefully your mission is going to be a great succes. We will be thinking of you and your crazy plans
Sebastian Lippert
Pre-Race trouble

19 November 2018 09:32 am (GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi

Hello together,

tomorrow the journey starts, today is all about packing and buying the rest of the snacks for the ship.

Tomorrow then 13hr flight from Frankfurt to Buenos Aires, changing airports and fly another 5 hours to get to the end of the world in Ushuaia.

On 23.11 the expedition ship leaves the Ushuaia and the first stage is scheduled for 26.11.

I will be blogging throughout the journey on the ship as well as after the stages, but new posts may be delayed as they are depending on the satellite connection.

Appreciate your comments or private messages!

Seb

 

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Gabriele Laucke

Posted On: 22 Nov 2018 04:43 pm

Freue mich auf Deinen Bericht, alles Gute Gabi

Peter Kalde

Posted On: 21 Nov 2018 11:37 am

Hallo Sebastian, wieder mal eine große Herausforderung, Hut ab! Wir drücken die Daumen, dass alles gut läuft und sind schon jetzt gespannt, wie es laufen wird! Beste Grüße, Karin und Peter Kalde

Birgit Lippert

Posted On: 21 Nov 2018 02:07 am

Hi Großer, hoffe, du bist gut angekommen. Wir drücken dir die Daumen, dass du es schaffst. Toi, toi, toi!!! Mama und Alex

Sam Fanshawe

Posted On: 21 Nov 2018 01:52 am

Good luck Seb!!! So sorry not to be there in person this time but will cheering loudly. Remember to have fun!
Sebastian Lippert
First post

13 September 2018 03:17 am (GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi

Hello together,

in this blog I will keep you updated about my journey to Antarctica.

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Wera Winkelmann

Posted On: 21 Nov 2018 02:08 am

I am excited getting the last update of your journey to amazing Antarctica! ;)

Wera Winkelmann

Posted On: 21 Nov 2018 02:08 am

Hey Sebastian, good luck for your final race! I am eure it will be an incredible and unique experience!

Joerg Laucke

Posted On: 21 Nov 2018 02:08 am

Alles Gute, Du wirst das schaffen, meinen Respekt. Gruß Jörg