Ultra trail runners face down floods, rain to run in the Simpson Desert

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated June 9 2022 - 10:15pm, first published June 7 2022 - 8:00am
Michael Greenep taking part in the 25km run, dealing with slippery gibber stones and clay soil. Picture: Vanessa Bond

Wading across the flooded Diamantina River in your underwear so you can run in the Simpson Desert - that's just one of the examples of the lengths people went to, to take part in Australia's most remote ultra trail run this year.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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