Route History

Day 173

Today we continued on our way through Libya. We walked a total of 301.25 km together and arrived in Abugrein, Libya. Abugrein is a village in northern Libya at the crossroads of the Libyan Coastal Highway and the Fezzan Road. It also is known as Abu Qurayn and El Hisha El Jadida.

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Day 172

Today we continued our walk through Libya, walking 549.00 km together. We arrived in Ras Lanuf, Libya – Ras Lanuf is a town in northern Libya on the Gulf of Sidra, and is home to the Ras Lanuf Oil Refinery.

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Day 171

Today we walked through the rest of Egypt and arrived in Libya, home to over 10,400 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 430.00 km together and we arrived in Tobruk, Libya. Tobruk is a city on the Mediterranean Coast and was the site of an Ancient Greek colony, Roman fortress and a military base during World War II.

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Day 170

Today we continued our walk through Egypt. We walked a total of 427.50 km together and we arrived in El Dabaa, Egypt. El Dabaa is a city located on the Egyptian coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and is known for it being the site of a disputed nuclear power plant.

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Day 169

Today we left Jordan, passed back through Israel and arrived in Egypt, home to over 39,800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk today took us 436.50 km together and we arrived in Ismailia, Egypt. Ismailia – also known as the City of Beauty and Enchantment – is on the west bank of the Suez Canal and first founded in 1863 (during the construction of the Suez Canal).

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Day 168

Today we took a virtual ferry to arrive in Lebanon (home to over 9,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), then walked through Israel (home to over 4,700 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) before arriving in Jordan (home to over 5,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). Our walk took us 326.75 km and we arrived in Amman, Jordan. Amman is the capital city of Jordan, and is visited by approximately 2 million people each year, making it the 5th most visited Arab city.

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Day 167

Today we walked to the Syrian coast and took a virtual ferry across the Mediterranean Sea to Cyprus – home to over 1,800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 300.00 km together and we arrived in Paphos, Cyprus. Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage site for its ancient ruins dating back to ancient Greek and ancient Roman times.

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Day 166

Today we walked through the rest of Iraq and arrived in Syria – home to over 11,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 724.00 km and we arrived in Homs, Syria. Homs is a city in Western Syria along the Orontes River, which links many of the interior cities to the Mediterranean coast.

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Day 165

Today we continued our walk since entering Iraq. Our walk today took us 508.25 km and we arrived in Baghdad, Iraq. Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, and was the largest city in the world for much of the 8th through to the 14th century.

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Day 164

From Saudi Arabia we travelled through Kuwait today and arrived in Iraq, home to over 6,200 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 374.00 km together and we arrived in Safwan, Iraq. Safwan is a town along the border with Kuwait, and is named after its founder Safwan bin Assal Al Muradi Al Yamani from the Middle Ages.

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