Archive for February, 2015

Stadium Saturday Radio Interview

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Please press HERE  and tune to 25 minutes 30 seconds on the dial to hear my recent interview about the run.


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Valentine Interview

Friday, February 13th, 2015

I have been asked to give a radio interview tomorrow Details Dear Tony, I hope this finds you well? I’m writing to invite you onto the radio show, Stadium Saturday on Dublin City FM, this Saturday February 14th, for interview and recap of your amazing achievements. Stadium Saturday is a mix of sports and entertainment and is broadcast live from LaFayette Cafe Bar on Westmoreland St every Saturday between 1 & 3pm on 103.2 Dublin City FM. As the show is broadcast from an outside location we require our guest to do the interview in person. I look forward to hearing from you.

Talk soon :)

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Talk the talk!

Friday, February 13th, 2015


Am making decent progress on my book! The problem is I have over a million words on my blog and other stuff I kept back. I never realized I talked so much :)
Speaking of which there are a few tickets left for my world run  presentation on Thursday. This will include a talk, photo show and a q&a session. In Run Logic running store Essex St, Temple Bar at 6:30. Please book your ticket on runlogic.ie 20 euro including refreshments


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Tea at the Mansion House

Sunday, February 8th, 2015


With sister in law Norah Mangan, Brother in law John Salmon, sister Ann Salmon, my Mam Sheila, Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke, me, my brother Brian, nephew Brian Mangan Jnr..and God-daughter Laura Mangan

On Friday we had a nice time in the Mansion House with Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke!

I presented the great man a limited edition poster of my world run which has my route and all 41 countries run listed.
A long inscription because he deserve it!
” I ran the roads of the world always proud to be Irish, proud to be a Dub! 
Thank you Lord Mayor Christy Burke for your great community and humanitarian work in Dublin, my city, capital of my country. I salute you, wish you could ‘ Keep On Running ‘
Best wishes Tony Mangan


Christy says he is a no nonsense politician who doesn’t hang out with the blazers. He pulls up his sleeves and gets stuck in rather than sipping pints at the Dail bar.

His legacy will be the fastracking of shelter and services for so many homeless people. He often patrols the city streets late at night providing food and a friendly ear for many addicts and other people down on their luck.

On a lighter note he says if he manages to get a statue to late Dubliner musician Luke Kelly erected he will be delighted.
While we waited Brian entertained us on the piano

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Thanks to Outsider Magazine for ‘ Person of the Year ‘ award!

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Last Thursday I was honored to be presented with the Outsider Magazine ‘ Person of the Year ‘ award for my 50,000km run around the world!
It was a very enjoyable night meeting so many of my friends from running and other adventurous sports.

Thanks also to my sister Ann Salmon and my mam Sheila for their support

The event was held in the Generator in Dublin’s Smithfield. This was about a mile from home. There was a snow flurry and mam was worried about me making my way there on foot!
” Only a mile and I have run 31,100 around the world, across 6 deserts, an American winter and a central American monsoon season mam! ” I replied.

The competition was fierce with 9 other nominations for athletes who have pulled off remarkable feats. So need less to say I was delighted to win the ‘ Person of the Year award, The top award.

With a couple of old friends Maurice Mullins one of the original pioneers of ultra running in Ireland and John O’ Regan.


I mentioned in my acceptance speech that having the respect of my fellow athletes now and during my competitive career has always been more important to me than any record or achievement :)
Thank you everyone for the nomination, to those that voted for me and to Roisin Finlay editor of Outsider magazine. Also thanks to the awards sponsors Trident Holiday Homes for your kind holiday voucher! Thanks to Great Outdoors and Cotswold Outdoor.

I promised myself a holiday and haven’t managed to take it yet, but will do so soon!
Also thanks to the faith my and kindness my sponsors had in me, Great Outdoors, Runlogic and Richard Donovans North Pole Marathon company aka Polar Running Adventures.

With Maurice Mullins who won a lifetime achievement award for his unselfish dedication to others during his lifetime in the sport of ultra running.


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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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