I will be in Arizona in a few days  time. After that there is only California left before I can claim to be the first Irish runner  to have run across North America ( Cape Spear, Newfoundland to San Diego, California )

I expect this to be run in about 5 weeks. As mentioned before I will then take a short time out / rest :)  in Ireland before resuming  my world run.

This is my route for the remainder of the USA. Click >> HERE

I got checked out by a chiropractor friend yesterday and the feet are in good shape :)

In almost  6 months on the road and almost 7,000 km  run not one single blister thanks to DRYMAX excellent socks :)   Check out their site >> HERE

Everything moving nice and smoothly on the run. I couldn’t be happier :)

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  1. Ruth & Chet Says:

    So you are going to take a rest. How long a rest and when can I start to tract you again?

  2. Phil Essam Says:


    I believe its your Birthday Wednesday! Happy Birthday and enjoy your day.



    PS- Good news is that the bladder stones are all gone! :-)

  3. theworldjog Says:

    Hi Ruth and Chet. Just 2 or 3 weeks. I have my return timed with the 2 U2 concerts in Anaheim 17 and 18th June. Hope I dont have a problem with flights as I havent booked them yet.

  4. Phil McCarthy Says:

    Tony, have a very happy birthday!!! Best wishes, and always thinking of you and sending you good vibes.

  5. serena Says:

    Hey Tony. Happy birthday! Glad to see all is going well and that your living it up on the road on your birthday! Be sure to treat yourself to a hefty ould steak today and take it easy! Lots of love, Serena x

  6. Gary and Mark Says:

    Hi Tony! Happy 40th birthday :) haha! Glad you are going so good. Keep safe. Gary and Mark

  7. ann Says:

    Happy Birthday Tony, hope you having a great day living your dream. Take care and have a huge steak to celebrate. Ann John and family xx :)

  8. mam Says:

    Happy Birthday Tony, hope you are having a lovely day.Glad that you are doing what you have always wanted to do on your birthday. Sorry we couldn’t hear you when you rang but it was probably the altitute again in Colorado. Already sent you a comment but it seemed to delete. Take care and be safe. Love Mam x :)

  9. stewart cochrane Says:

    keep up the excellent work (?)

    have a good one

    stewart and bernie
    newfoundland canada

  10. Mark & Gary Says:

    Hi Tony :) Hope you are enjoying your birthday doing the the you have always wanted :) Hope you are having a nice time on the road today :) You are doing great keep running ! :D

    Mark&Gary :)

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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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