Well, Yon's car, Opportunity Team #33 made it to the finish line at Ras El-Ma Beach on time today. For those of us watching online, it was an amazing adventure. I can only imagine what it must have felt like to actually do it! By the expression on everyone's face it is clear that this is an occasion they will never forget. Even if some may have done this marathon before, it is probably never the same experience twice. Yon didn't tell the public at large he was doing this marathon.. We just happened upon it.. and it was our good fortune.. I hope he doesn't mind that we have shared his exploits over the past 7 days with you all. And I hope he realizes the thrill we have all experienced watching his trials and tribulations.. the satisfaction we felt when he overcame the obstacles that came his way with steadfast determination, and the warmth we felt when he showed his humanity in difficult situations. Yon, on behalf of your many many fans I want to thank you for this adventure.. You are as exciting a person in your real life as you are in your television and movie persona. Bravo!
Yon and his partner (who we found out is the artist and author Bogdan Ater), came in 8th place with 44,275 penalty points and 2 days and 13 hours of driving time.
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