LENA FABER

4 Years On Foot

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RUSSIAN JOURNALIST FROM SOUTH AFRICA


Lena Faber on sailing boat

Journalism

at the major media in Moscow

A loaded journalist for the major Russian newspapers and magazines, a columnist, a featured, and a travel writer; made a program for Drive-TV. The greatest accomplishment was a newspaper series "The Route" about 200'000 km road trip around Moscow. I've got a journalist awards for that. Series was published as books with a general circulation of 15'000.

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Lena Faber presents her book at the Biblio-Glob book store

Teaching @ University

Taught Russian in South Africa

Since 2009 I taught Russian language and literature at the World Languages Department of University of South Africa (UNISA). At the mean time my industrial rusty-dusty photos won an international contest with following up personal photo exhibition "Iron Africa". During the World Cup 2010 I wrote series "Africa daily" for Russian media.

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Lena Faber on the prize giving of South African Trail Series

Trail & Road Running

On podiums of many races.

2011 was the beginning of my short but explosive running career, when, after watching the whole South Africa running, I came to the stadium and ask a top coach to show me how to run, then to train me for speed running. After a couple of months I won 10 km in Gauteng Province, ran at South African Champs, then at World Masters Athletic in USA, where got a silver medal.

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Lena faber on mt. Katahdin, Appalachian Trail

Adventure Travels

Long distance hiking and cycling.

One day I wanted to try something ultra- and googled "long distance well-marked trail". The Appalachian Trail came first. I bought a ticket to US again, took a sabbatical, and ‘ve gone for 2 000 miles walk. Then cycled US Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. Then cycled through the whole England and Scotland with Orkney Islands. Then... I'm still hiking and cycling somewhere.

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LIFE IN MOSCOW

RUSSIA ROAD TRIP

ROAD PHOTOS

LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA

RUNWAY IN THE BACKYARD

AFRICAN PHOTOS

IRON AFRICA

Exhibition of my South African Industrial pictures

RUN TO WIN

Sudden discovery of hidden talent.

LIFE IN TRAVEL

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"One day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run"

WALK THAT CHANGES LIVES

APPALACHIAN TRAIL PHOTOS

Lena Faber aka Brave on Mt Katahdin

APPALACHIAN TRAIL THROUGH HIKE

2,000 miles solo. Never planned, just happened

Which was good, otherwise I would probably never go. I'm happy I did. I don't like backpacking and tenting, I actually hate it. So I hiked like a trail runner, with ultralight backpack, no cooking, no camping. Just walking and sleeping, at the beginning gathering with other hikers and locals a lot, less at the end. Therefore the most no-sence question about AT is "how long does it take". By non-written rule AT hikers should use nick names. I was given the name "Brave". Hm, step by step I've got used to it.

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CYCLING INSTEAD OF DRIVING

Because my legs deserve it.

I started to enjoy getting myself from the point A to the point B by feet, to hike trails and to cycle roads. I don't enjoy driving, like I got used to until started to run, too many restrictions and limitations. I don't stay anymore in Zermatt***** either, I stay now wherever twilight catch me, right on my way. I pay a lot for doing that. Money is the smallest part of the bill.

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Lena Faber, cycling Scotland