Jukka Viljanen, Kirsi Montonen both from Finland and Greg Maud from South Africa, teamed up to take on this historic adventure. It will be the first time such a race has been run, there is no previous record of anyone having undertaken a run across 1000 km of the remote Kalahari in Botswana ever before.
The race started at the CCB Western Kalahari camp in Ghanzi and finished with a final run through Mokolodi Game Reserve to the cheetah enclosure. They were met by the CCB team and introduced to the two ambassador cheetahs, Duma and Letotse. The purring of these 2 beautiful cats was a wonderful end to an exciting adventure. The Kalahari 1000 challenge could not have come to a more successful or better end. However the cheetahs’ challenges and fight for survival has not ended and we encourage everyone to support their conservation. www.kalahari1000.com