Unit 5 The Last Runner Extension Activities Activity One: Who Is Terry Fox? Activity Two: Taiwan’s Top Marathon Runner, Lin Yi-chieh Instruction: Five students as a group. Read the following.

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Unit 5
The Last Runner
Extension Activities
Activity One:
Who Is Terry Fox?
Activity Two:
Taiwan’s Top Marathon Runner,
Lin Yi-chieh
Instruction:
Five students as a group.
Read the following statement, and then
discuss the following questions:
1. What do you think this sentence mean?
2. If you were the one we quote, what would
you do to make people “realize that
anything is possible if you try”?
Write your answers down.
Discussion:
“I just wish people would
realize that anything is
possible if you try.”
These words were spoken by a young
Canadian called Terry Fox, and you
will be learning more about this
person through the CBC Digital
Archives Website.
Your Mission:
Time: 10 minutes
Visit CBC Digital Archives Website
Find at least five characteristics or facts
related to Terry Fox.
Prepare a brief oral or written statement to
support what you found.
After surfing the Internet…
Each group shares your findings.
Please type you finding on the form.
Characteristics or Facts Related to Terry Fox
Please write a brief paragraph
introducing Terry Fox, based on
the ideas and facts mentioned in
the form above.
End of Activity One
Activity Two:
Taiwan’s top marathon runner,
Lin Yi-chieh
Ultramarathon
An ultramarathon is any
running event longer than the
marathon length of 42.195
kilometers (26.2 miles, 45,760
yards).
Two types of ultramarathon events:
running for a specified distance
Two
types
running for a specified time (with the
winner covering the most distance in
that time)
The most common distances run are 50 and 100
miles or 50 and 100 kilometers.
The format of these events and the courses covered
are highly variable and range from many loops run
on a 400 meter track to point-to-point road or trail
races.
Many ultrarunning events are also characterized by
other extreme course obstacles, such as heat, cold,
elevation change, or otherwise challenging terrain.
Many of these races (especially in the
United States) are run on dirt roads or
mountain paths, though some are run
on paved roads as well.
Usually, there are aid stations every
five to fifteen kilometers apart where
runners can replenish food and drink
supplies, or take a short break.
Timed events range from six or 12
hours to one, two, three and six days
(known as “multi-day” events).
These events are generally run on a
track or a short road course, often
one mile or less.
Taiwan’s top marathon runner,
Lin Yi-chieh
http://www.kevin-life.com/about.php
Local athlete wins Four Deserts Race
2006.02.04 / Taiwan News, Staff Writer / By Chang Ling-yin / Translated by Jessie Liu 翻譯:劉婉瑀
Taiwan's top marathon runner, Lin Yi-chieh,
proudly unfurled the national flag in the
South Pole after winning the gruelling Four
Deserts Race Wednesday which involved
racing across Antarctica between January 25
and February 1.
週三,臺灣頂尖馬拉松賽跑選手林義傑,在贏得辛苦的四大極地
巡迴賽之後,驕傲地在南極展示國旗。此比賽於2006年1月25號至
2月1號間舉辦,賽程則為環繞南極洲。
The Four Deserts Race, organized by
RacingThePlanet, is a series of races in the
world's four largest and most forbidding
deserts. They are the Gobi March in China,
the Atacama Crossing in Chile, the Sahara
Race in Egypt and the Last Desert Race in
Antarctica. Each challenge a seven-day/sixnight race covering 250 kilometers.
四大極地巡迴賽由RacingThePlanet所舉辦,是在世界上四個最大、
最為險惡的沙漠中進行一連串比賽,包括中國大戈壁沙漠、智利
阿他加馬寒漠、埃及撒哈拉沙漠以及南極冰原,共七天六夜的挑
戰,範圍涵蓋兩百五十公里。
Regulations state that competitors have to
first complete the Gobi March, the Atacama
Crossing and the Sahara Race before
qualifying for“The Last Desert Race in
Antarctica.”Only 15 competitors were legible
for the last race in the South Pole.
比賽規則規定選手必須先完成戈壁大沙漠的挑戰,其次為阿他
加馬寒漠與撒哈拉沙漠,最後才有資格參加南極冰原比賽。
僅15名選手能參加南極冰原的比賽。
Lin ranked third in the Gobi March in 2003,
got his first gold medal in the Atacama
Crossing in 2004 and got a silver medal in
the Sahara Race last year.
2003年,林義傑在戈壁大沙漠排名第三;2004年在阿他加馬寒漠
奪得第一面金牌;去年則在撒哈拉沙漠拿下銀牌。
In the first-ever“marathon”to be held in
Antarctica, Lin and 14 other foreign
runners competed in temperatures as low as
minus 30 degrees Celsius.
首度在南極舉辦的馬拉松比賽,林義傑與其他14名選手在攝氏
零下30度的低溫中完成。
RacingThePlanet organizers were once even
forced to temporarily suspend the race due
to a blizzard that dropped temperatures to
minus 34 degrees Celsius. In the light of
such extreme condtions, runners were
praised for their ability to endure the
coldest, hottest, driest and windiest places
on Earth.
由於一場暴風雪,使溫度降至攝氏零下34度,主辦單位
RacingThePlanet曾被迫暫停此比賽;在如此極端的環境之下,
選手們能夠忍受地球上最為寒冷、酷熱、乾旱與多風的地區,
他們因此而受到讚揚。
Due to Taiwan's mild weather and not being
able to train in frigid conditions, Lin
familiarized himself with the South Pole's
environment by watching videos, and
whenever cold fronts blanketed Taiwan he
exercised in mountainous regions wearing
only shorts.
由於臺灣氣候溫和,無法接受在嚴寒氣候的訓練,林義傑藉由觀
看影片讓自己熟悉南極環境;每當臺灣冷鋒來襲,林義傑只穿
著短褲在山區運動。
Despite his training, he still caught a cold
on the second day of“The Last Desert,”but
continued to win a gold medal.
儘管有這些訓練,他仍在第二天南極冰原比賽中感冒,但接下
來他便贏得金牌。
Lin told local newspapers his most
impressive experience was seeing
hundreds of penguins that he imagined
to be cheering him on and perhaps his
least impressive was having to carry his
own body waste since “artificial
pollution” is forbidden at the South Pole.
他告訴本地媒體,令他印象最深刻的經驗是親眼看到他想像中的
數百隻企鵝在比賽時幫他加油,而最糟的經驗可能是他必須隨身
攜帶自己的大小便,因為南極不允許「人為污染」。
Lin also told reporters he plans to cross the
6000-kilometer Sahara on foot in September.
他也告訴記者,他計劃於9月時橫跨6,000公里的撒哈拉沙漠。
His crossing of the Sahara will be made into a
short film to be named “Running the Sahara”
and it will be produced by Hollywood star
Matt Damon's film company.
他準備橫跨的撒哈拉沙漠將被拍攝為名為”Running the Sahara”的
短片,將由好萊塢明星麥特.戴蒙的電影公司所製作。
http://www.etaiwannews.com/showPage.php?setupFile=showcont
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BB95502B24C45646FF1C33D&area=taiwan&area_code=00000
Discussion:
You all know that there are TWO
tapes of ultramarathon (one is
running for a specific time, another
is running for a specific distance). In
your opinion, can we classify Lin’s
running? Why or why not?
End of Activity Two

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