Archive for November, 2014

The Little Big Bike – As Seen On The Late Late Toy Show!

Sunday, November 30th, 2014


Thanks very much to Simon Evans my webmaster for  some updating work on this website :)
As Simon previously cycled around the world he surely knows a thing or two about bicycles. Just like me when he got home he was probably wondering what to do next.
Well Simon didn’t sit about too long before putting an idea for a new design of a child’s bicycle into action.
As seen on the Late Late Toy Show by 1,500,000 pairs of eyes this bicycle grows with the child. One of these bicycles is yours to be won please see.


LittleBig is the bike that grows with your child. Designed in Ireland, the LittleBig bike transforms from a little to big balance bike into a pedal bike so it suits kids from age 2 to 7.
Check out their Facebook page https://facebook.com/littlebigbikes are giving away a free LittleBig bike, Competition ends Friday!

Simon is also available for website design.

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John Murray Interview

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

To listen to my interview on the John Murray Show press  John Murray Interview

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A Taste Of Mexico.

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Last Friday I was invited to attend a Mexican cultural event called A Taste Of Mexico at the Mansion House in Dublin. I thanked the Mexican Ambassador Sr. Carlos Garcia de Alba for the help the Mexican government gave me.  More help than any other government on my world run.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke and the Mexican Ambassador to Ireland Sr. Carlos Garcia de Alba

As long time readers to the worldjog.com will know I received an escort for 2,000km and every single night during this time they provided places to stay ranging from 5 star hotels to floor space in roadside restaurants. Mexico was special.
While I was there Lord Mayor of Dublin the very likeable and hard working Christy Burke dropped in for a chat. And then two Mexican models came by to make me the odd one out! Think I need to work on my chat-up routine :(

And then it was time to cool down with some enchilada!

So because things were so hectic my new mate Christy asked me to drop by for a cup of tea soon :)

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Irish Runner Article

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

It has take four years, but in running around the world, Tony Mangan has
done what few will ever achieved.  This is a tale of adventure, courage and single-minded determination; a triumph of the spirit in pursuit of a unique dream.  Gavin McGuinness meets the world traveller

To read my Irish Runner magazine article please press  this link

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Thanks to the editor Frank Greally and journalist Gavin McGuinness for this :)

Correction:  My Mams name is Sheila and not Ann who is my sister, sorry for this!

Also it was the first run from east to west and not west to east (Jesper Kenn Olsen and Tom Denniss)



Thanks to Kevin McGuirk for the following very high resolution picture :)

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Highland radio interview

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Hi Folks, Still in recovery mode!! The body is still seriously stiff!!  I have been invited to meet the Mexican Ambassador to Ireland  Sr. Carlos García de Alba Zepeda in the Mansion House in Dublin on Friday at noon for a Mexican cultural event. I will no doubt be thanking him for wonderful help I received from the Mexican government while running under escort through there. I hope he likes this interview in which I talk about my wonderful time in the country. Please see blog archive June/September 2011 on the right side bar of this page for those blog postings.

To listen to my  Highland Radio interview press >>   tonymangan

Highland Radio transmits to the Co. Donegal area.

Lately I have been making more posts on Facebook, so please also check out my Facebook page.


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Interview on Dublin South FM

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

To listen to my radio interview with Pearse Corcoran press HERE And then press the red button on the stations home page.

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Morning Ireland Interview

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

To hear my RTE Radio interview on Irish radio just before the marathon please press  HERE   and move dial to   00.55.00 minutes

PS Meant to say just under 1,200 marathons in total and not 1,200 kilometres!

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About Tony

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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