July 16, 2018 Live from the road

Angola, IN - Perrysburg, OH

Reported by Nikolaus Drekonja 80.0 mi

Arpan and the Team enter the State of Ohio during the morning run.

Enthusiastic well wishers stop and hold the Torch.

Kaspar the friendly goat.

The whole team runs together in Fayette.

David of the "State Line Observer" kindly met the team. It was very nice to talk spend some time with him.

Further down the road Nancy Gagnet, from "The Mirror" came out to interview the men's team in Maumee.

In the hot afternoon the women begin running more miles.

Friendly locals make a wish for peace.

Pam Summons, the Coordinator for Ohio, met the runners in Toledo. The City was dedicated a Sri Chinmoy Peace City in honor of the Founder of the Peace Run, on July 29, 1993.

Coincidentally that is the exact day and year thet our very own Sarankhuu was born.

We sang "Happy Birthday" for the city and our runner.

We arrive at our accomodation, "The French Quarters - Holiday Inn". Hastakamala and Nastya enjoy a game of Ping Pong.

In the evening Steve and Marge Medhyata Kramer invited the team over to their lovely house for dinner, drinks, desert and games.

There was a tough croquet competition in the garden.

Pam Summons got a cake for Sarankhuu in honor of his upcoming birthday.

Ice cream and cake go well together.

An international croquet assembly

Pam, Medhyata and Steve receive a Certificate of Appreciation.

We enjoyed a fun and relaxing evening in a beautiful home. Thank you so much Pam, Steve and Medyata, it was very nice!

Brian accepts a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the "French Quarters - Holiday Inn" for hosting the entire team. We are so grateful to Brenda Fey who has been inviting the Peace Run for several years in the past to this beautiful hotel.

Torch carried by
Anastasiia Konova (Ukraine), Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Banshidhar Medeiros (United States), Brahmata Michael (Canada), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Hastakamala Diaz (Australia), Kshema Lezhnina (Ukraine), Nikolaus Drekonja (Austria), Sarankhuu Jargal (Mongolia), Saranyu Pearson (Australia), Yatkara Aleksapolskyy (Canada).  
Yatkara Aleksapolskyy
The torch has travelled 80.0 mi from Angola, IN to Perrysburg, OH.

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