Archive for August, 2012

New Video Footage Of My Run Through Mexico!

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Thanks so much to Irish film maker Caroline Brennan for making this great video of my run through Mexico last summer. :)

I am delighted by the result and appreciate all of Carolines hard work and efforts that went into the making of the video.

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This is another video Caroline made last year of the first leg across the USA, Canada and the start in Ireland. Press HERE to view.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Listen to my 16 minute interview HERE 

I had a nice time after running to RTE’s studio for my Sport At Seven interview on Wednesday!

Am still busy with some catch up!

Talk soon!


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Video running through Illave in southern Peru

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Here are a selection of videos I was unable to upload on the road due to poor internet connections.

I shot this rough video while running through the small southern Peruvian town of Illave. I promised the video a couple of months ago but couldn’t get it up uploaded.

Press HERE to view the video. Please read posts below when finished viewing for some more videos.

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Video Of A Short Break In A Shop In A Small Bolivian Village

Monday, August 20th, 2012

A typical break stop.
This one was taken is a small Bolivian village called Huancayo.
I just went in with my camera unannounced.

Press HERE  to see what the man was chewing!

I am sure you will agree the man took my arrival in his stride!
Sorry for sometimes shooting the ceiling as I was trying to shoot it discreetly as we spoke.

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Video Of My 500th Marathon!

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Just outside of San Jose de Metan near Tucuman in Argentina I ran my 500th marathon or 1,000th half marathon of the world run :)
The first two weeks in Argentina I had no hard shoulder to run on… Just very rough gravel and sharp stones which was pretty sore on my feet.

Press HERE to view the last few steps of my 500th Marathon :) of the world run.

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Video Of Llamas

Monday, August 20th, 2012

A rough video on a windy day of some llamas at the side of the road high up on the Bolivian Altiplano.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Arriving in Dublin on Saturday morning 18th. Plan to stay till 10 Sept. Thanks to John Boyle for his incredible help in BA.

I really need this timeout as I am physically shattered after the Andes mountains!

The Andes stretch the entire length of South America which roughly would be across Europe, then across the Atlantic, and then across the USA!!

I took the easy 7,000km and 7 month route!

My rest days have long since been office days, and it looks like that for this time out. I got so much work and blogging to catch up on that I am frightened to even think about it.

It will be great to see my family again, :) have a good fry-up, don´t forget the mushrooms Mam,  a strong cup of Irish tea and perhaps someone might even bake me a Shepherds Pie as this is something I have been salivating for, for many a week as I pick up my tongue from the hard shoulder!

Perhaps timeouts take from the quality/integrity of the run, we are all different and for me this is what works best.

Cormac Byrne can you please send me an email address that works! I tried responding to your query but it bounced back twice after putting a lot of work into your reply I would like to have it delivered!

Pls email me at theworldjog@gmail.com

I plan to leave my route on Tuesday after running and make my way to BA = Buenos Aires for the 18/20 hour bus ride. I thank John Boyle and the Irish community who I understand are planning to take me out for a meal.. John asked me do I like to eat!! Yes he did :)

You know the answer to that!

Talk soon, rough distance so far is 21,260km …. Need to confirm from log book later.

See you Dublin soon,

Thanks for tuning in… Please stay tuned for the blog/photo updates during timeout,




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Timeout coming soon!

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Hi All.

Total is 20,942km for 504 road days.

My Spot tracker didnt update today, yet again! Nothing much missed only 28km due to late start and tiredness.

I am planning a timeout for about 3 weeks which I had in mind for after the Andes. I will then have a chance to fully catch up on the blog and photos :)

Am almost over them now.

My dates have not been worked out yet but plan on taking this timeout within 7-10 days time.

Will inform you all when I book the  flight from BA.

When I return to the same location I will be running with Nirvana after almost a year!

Thanks to all for support.

Also thanks to Anne Donaldson, Daniel Kelleher for sponsoring meals and hotel nights in expensive Argentina :)

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I have always considered myself to be an average runner. In school, I was even bullied for I was a sports wimp. Through hard work, dedication, perseverance, self-belief and a strong mind I succeeded in not only running around the world but breaking four ultra running world records during my competitive career. Having previously cycled around the world I didn't start running until I was almost 30. Then I had a dream of running around the world. For many reasons, I waited for over 20 years. One reason was to establish my pedigree as an endurance athlete. I started and finished my world run as the current World Record-Holder for 48 Hours Indoor Track 426 kilometres (265 miles), a record I have held since 2007. I also broke and still hold the World Record for 48 hours on a Treadmill 405 kilometres (251 miles) in 2008. When I retired from competition, more pleasing than any of my world, European or Irish records I had the respect of my fellow athletes from all over the world - in my opinion, sports greatest reward - an achievement I am most proud of. Then I finally put myself out to pasture, to live my ultimate dream to run around the world! This blog was written on the road while I struggled to find places to sleep and to recover from running an average of 43.3 kilometres or 27 miles per day for 1,165 road days. There were many nights I typed this blog on a smart phone, so fatigued my eyes closed. Many journalists and endurance athletes have referred to my world run as the most difficult endurance challenge ever attempted. During my expedition I rarely had any support vehicles, running mostly with a backpack. In the more desolate areas I pushed my gear, food and water in a cart which I called Nirvana, then I sent her on ahead to run with my backpack once again over altitudes of almost 5,000 metres in the Andes. I stayed in remote villages where many people had never seen a white person before. I literally met the most wonderful people of this world in their own backyard and share many of those amazing experiences in this blog. My run around the world took 4 years. There were no short cuts, I ran every single metre on the road while seeking out the most comprehensive route across 41 countries, 5 continents, I used 50 pair of running shoes and my final footstep of the run was exactly 50,000 kilometres, (almost 31,000 miles) I eventually finished this tongue in cheek named world jog where I started, at the finish line of my city marathon. I started my global run with the Dublin Marathon on October 25th 2010 and finished with the Dublin Marathon on October 27th 2014 at 3 05pm! Thank you for your support, I hope you can share my unique way of seeing the world, the ultimate endurance challenge! Read more...


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