RIP Kemal Merkit

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Brodovitch, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    NO, still can't believe this!!!:cry

    In future when I'm faced with adversity.......I will think to myself 'What would Kemal have done?'

    "Then just push on, with a big SMILE!":deal
  2. strommer

    strommer Ride for balance

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    The sport has lost one of its heros.

    In the tribute video he says that since he has arrived early at the end of that days stage, he is finding time to go running so he can train for his upcoming marathon.

    He never got to run that marathon but he will remain a source of inspiration.
  3. MuDoTU

    MuDoTU Adventurer

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    KEMAL MERKİT HATIRA ORMANI

    Kemal Merkit, samimiyeti, alçakgönüllülüğü ve güleryüzlülüğü ile hepimize ayrı ayrı dokundu. Bizler de istiyoruz ki, bize dokunduğu gibi herkese dokunsun. Bu amaçla 67 sporcu bir araya geldik ve adımıza da Team Merkit dedik!

    4 Kasım 2012'de Kıbrıs'da Kemal Merkit anısına düzenlenecek olan orta mesafe Kasım Şakası triatlon yarışına hep birlikte katılıp anısını yüceltmek istedik.

    1.9 km’lik yüzme etabını onun kadar sabırla yüzecek, 90 km’lik bisiklet etabında onun gibi gülücükler saçarak pedallara asılacak ve son dönemde kendini çok geliştirdiği 21 km’lik koşu etabında da, onun kadar inatçı adımlarla koşacağız!

    Bu coşkumuzu ise sizlerin de desteğiyle, KEMAL MERKİT HATIRA ORMANI’na dönüştürüp, adını ölümsüzleştirmeyi amaçlıyoruz. Kemal için fidan bağışlamak isterseniz, aşağıdaki hesap numaralarını kullanabilirsiniz. Hepinizden bu projeye ayrı ayrı destek olmanızı istiyoruz.

    Fidan dikimi Tema Vakfı aracılığıyla, İzmir Urla Hatıra Ormanı’nda yapılacaktır. 1 fidan bedeli 5 TL’dir.

    HESAP BİLGİLERİ :
    Alıcı ismi : TEMA VAKFI
    Banka/Şube : İŞ BANKASI LEVENT ŞUBESİ
    İban No : TR 5600 0640 0000 1103 5120 7774
  4. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    rough not entirely correct google translation:

    Merkits Kemal Memorial Forest

    Kemal Merkit, friendliness, humility and friendliness touched all of us individually. We would also ask that, as he touched us all dokunsun. For this purpose, 67 athletes came together and we said our behalf Merkit the Team!

    November 4th 2012 in Cyprus, which will be held in memory of Kemal Merkit middle distance triathlon race in November joke I always wanted to glorify the memory of the join.

    Patiently until his swim of 1.9 km swimming stage, 90 km of bicycle pedals stage of the scattering smiles as he will be hanged (:scratch), and 21 km of recently developed self-running multi-stage, it'll run as stubborn as he steps!

    If your support of this coşkumuzu, Kemal Memorial Forest convert Merkits, we aim to eternalized name. If you would like to donate seedlings for Bob, use the following account numbers. We want you to support this project, all of you individually.

    Tema Foundation through tree planting, Izmir Urla Memorial Forest will be made. 1 seedlings cost 5 TL.

    ACCOUNT INFORMATION:
    Buyer Name: TEMA FOUNDATION
    Bank / Branch: BRANCH BANK BEAM
    Iban No: TR 5600 0640 0000 1103 5120 7774
  5. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    I am in Istanbul for an extended weekend and have to say I felt a lump in my throat when I came upon this beemer in Taksim Square:

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  6. MEGO

    MEGO Africa Racer

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    I remember I met Kemal and his team mate Kutlu during Dakar 2007, the 6th stage liaison, Tan Tan - Zouerat, maybe 7.00 in the morning, it was raining and near 150 competitors were stopped at the fuel station. It was raining and we all were wet, very wet.
    We, togheter enter the "cafè", not to drink a coffee but searching for warm place for just few minutes before to continue the road to Smara, than Bir Moghrein and so to Zouerat...
    Bye Kemal. RIP
  7. K2vodka

    K2vodka Been here awhile

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    What a shock! Just stopped in to see how things were lining up for Dakar and saw this.

    A Dakar mainstay who showed what could be accomplished with determination.

    The world is a lesser place.
  8. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    There is a nice article about Kemal on Italian magazine l'Endurista, November/December issue, written by inmate Alessio "Disodbediente" Corradini ;-)
  9. Kit0

    Kit0 b00m

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  10. rallye

    rallye Been here awhile

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    Kemal, what a great guy he was !!!
  11. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Bump. Can't believe its been 3 yrs already.
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  12. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    And doubly sad that it was Brodo who made the announcement.

    Jx
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  13. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Yeah, was thinking the same thing.

    Life is short hey. Makes me wonder about life, the universe and everything. Its important what we do in life - for ourselves I mean. Because so quickly we all, like dry grass, are blown away in the wind.
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  14. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    He ll never be forgotten.RIP
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  15. rallye

    rallye Been here awhile

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    yes, I met him at the 2010 Dakar ,spent only a little bit of time with him , rode a couple of days with him ,. but he was really good guy .
    ive got my Dakar jacket on the wall with Cyril Despres ,Marc Coma , Helder and PAU signatures as well as Kemals.
    im glad I go to meet him
    R.I.P Kemal