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News Story: American races up Kilimanjaro


OAKTON, Va. (AP) — As he neared the end of his record-setting run to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Sean Burch got so excited that he decided to sprint the final few yards at top speed.

That was a big mistake.

“I threw up,” Burch said, “because I had run so fast to the summit.”

Then his legs locked up. The cramps were so bad he could barely move for an hour or so.

So, there he was, sitting on top of a gloriously beautiful African mountain, having made it to the top in 5 hours, 28 minutes, 48 seconds — and in no mood to celebrate.

“I sit there,” Burch said, “and I was like, ‘You know, I’ve got to stop doing this.”’

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By Peter Baxter | Permalink | No Comments | August 30th, 2005
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