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Chasquis

The Chasquis, were the efficient messengers of the Inca empire called Tahuantinsuyo, were runners young athletes who carried messages or messages in the postal system of Tahuantinsuyo.

Personal messengers of the Inca, could travel 320 km per day in post systems, which a message from Quito Ecuador at a distance of 1250 km to Cusco Peru could take 5 days to arrive.

Those who wanted to be Chasquis had to be fast and trained from very young, say that a snail came alive from Colombia to the Inca in Cuzco.

The tremendous speeds of the chasquis made it possible for the Inca to have fresh fish at meals, although the nearest source of this food was 192 km away, which is the shortest distance between Cuzco and the Pacific coast of Peru.