This guy, with the help of his brave team, is attempting to run the entire length of Africa by powering through over a staggering 55km each day while living out of a van and enduring the dangers of being exposed to such a dangerous part of the world. This heartbreaking and inspiring update explains the moment when the team was robbed of their cameras, phones, and even passports while having guns pointed directly at them.
Inspiring Challenge or Harebrained Scheme?
In an awe-inspiring quest to become the first person to run the entire length of Africa “The Hardest Geezer”, whose real name is Russ, has captured the hearts of social media.
Humble Beginnings With Dangerous Consequences
Russ and his team face an array of challenges as they live out of a humble van.
From attempted robberies to urinating blood, their journey has been anything but smooth.
Viral Tweet Shocks Internet
The latest incident Russ shared on Twitter shocked the online community and left us on the edge of our seats.
Revealing the Terrifying Ordeal
Russ’s viral tweet, which reads, “Nothing like a gun being pointed at your face to let you know you’re alive. Lively one today,” offers a glimpse into the heart-stopping encounter he recently experienced.
A Normal Day Turned Into a Dangerous Scene
The day started like any other, with Russ and his team tackling the grueling miles and enduring the physical demands of their inspiring mission.
It Was All Laughs and Jokes Until…
Taking a lunch break in their trusty van, they engaged in their usual banter.
Without warning, a group of men forced the van doors open, waving their guns and demanding everything the team possessed.
Staying Cool Amidst the Chaos
“Desperate blokes with guns pointed. Infamously bad situation to find yourself at the end of. Proper spot of bother,” he writes.
Despite the fear and chaos, Russ and his teammates managed to escape physical harm.
Refusing to Be Taken Advantage Of
“None of us got killed or injured. We didn’t let them march us out the van. But we did lose a lot of our gear.”
Showing Unbelievable Courage
Refusing to be led away from the van showed remarkable courage in the face of adversity.
Heartbreaking Truth of Losing Their Possessions
Unfortunately, their cameras, iPhones, cash, passports, and other essential items were ruthlessly snatched away.
“Couple cameras, 2 iphones, all of our cash, passports + few other bits,” as Russ so calmly puts it.
The Understatement of the Century?
Russ describes the harrowing incident as a “rough gig,” but he also sees the silver lining, they survived the encounter, and it could have been far worse.
Fighting Back With Local Law Enforcement
Local law enforcement authorities are working to assist them in getting their essential items back.
Will Anything Be Able to Stop Them?
Russ and his team face challenges from every direction, yet they press on, fueled by a determination to conquer their goal despite the dangers.
Twitter Shows Love and Concern
Twitter has been quick to respond, expressing both concern and admiration for Russ and his team.
One user, @officialvizeh states, “Hope you’re ok lads, this must be an awful thing to go through. How you’ve got the mental strength to consider going on is remarkable!”
Things Could Have Been Worse
Another user admits the terrifying truth, “Glad you’re all safe at least. Gear is just gear at the end of the day. Good job not leaving the van though or they’d have had everything, possibly even kidnapped you.”
Past Encounters Are Just as Shocking
In their recent videos, the team reveals medical emergencies such as urinating blood, pushing through illness, and even more attempted robberies.
Keep Up to Date and Join in the Conversation!
You can keep up to date with all that’s going on during the team’s mission to run the entire length of Africa on Russ’s social media accounts @TheHardestGeezer.
Join the conversation and share your thoughts on this extraordinary journey and the bravery exhibited by Russ and his team by leaving a comment on this post!
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