“It took a long time to happen. I still have fond memories of seeing the Dakar take off from Paris in 1989. Last year the first days were fantastic but during the first four days on easy stages I never felt tested. But when crossing the Andes I was struck by altitude sickness, got really dizzy, passed out and crashed. I’ve now prepared for the altitude and will take the necessary medication. My ambition is simply to finish. It’s a big challenge but I’m up for it. I know what can happen. I’m just an Australian trying to do his best….” Said Mark.
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