Op 22 januari 1997 vliegen wij van Mumbai naar Hyderabad. Ik lees in de Bombay Times een artikel over onze Elfstedentocht!
„Hundreds of amateurs enthusiastically participated in the 200-mile long event which was won in seven hours by a farmer. But the race was not without its share of woes. One skier [sic] found the race so strenuous that he suffered a massive hart attack and died on the spot. For that participant, it was a race from The Netherlands to the netherworld...”