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Woodsider races in Sahara

Original post made on Oct 5, 2011

Call it ironic or somewhat insane, but a 20-year-old Woodside resident and college student is willing to race for days in the Sahara desert, braving sandstorms and temperatures of over 110 degrees Fahrenheit, to raise money for water.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 1:59 PM

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Posted by SportsFan
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Oct 5, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Gee, he could just join the Army instead.

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Oct 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I didn't know Woodside residents did things like enlist in the war after graduation.
Well, it does not say say anything about graduating.
Or for that matter, a deferment.
Do you think his parents will fly him first class to London, then on to North Africa?
Really nice the way Woodside kids do things for their country. I know a friend of my was killed on a highway north of the Sahara.
Larry Blyden was his name.Interesting question, SportsFan.

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Oct 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I DID read the WEB LINK and find his cause a noble one which might teach him a lot about the world and its people.
If he enjoys sports and running as much as he does, this will really be an eye opener if he has any background in poli/sci in his studies.
I wish more kids would travel and learn about life outside of San Mateo and its singularly sheltered lifestyle.
Good luck to you, Nibbi.

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