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THANKS FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES NAYARIT STATE!

 

Bienvenido a mis amigos mexicanos querido! Gracias por cuidar de mí tan grande aquí en México.
Mi sitio web tiene una traducción al español la posibilidad!
Por favor, sólo tiene que desplazarse hacia abajo y seleccione el idioma español en la herramienta de TRANSLATE en el lado derecho de mi página de blog. Espero verte en el camino! Tony

I had a lovely run on the way to Achatalan. I had gotten off to an early start and had been reeling in the kilometer posts, nice and steady, all 54 of them this morning. Just before town a local runner came out to meet me on the autopista. His name is Montero and he owns the local hotel here, Hotel Quinta del Real When Montero heard I was coming he offered me a place to stay.

The autopista seems a bit laid back here. Yesterday I saw a group of 10 Sunday morning walkers walking in the shoulder towards the traffic. Not to mention a few runners and cyclists. I even saw a horse near Tepic!

Today I finished my day at km 127 and we commuted a few more to the towns outskirts. I offered to do a ‘ ceremonial ‘ run into town with Montero.

RUNNING INTO ACHATALAN WITH MONTERO.

We ran down Main Street towards the mayors office. The mayor was out of town today but the towns officials and residents sure made me feel welcome. They gave a very nice briefing to the about thirty or 40 people. I said a few words saying how happy I was to be here.

My friend, Esteban the Green Angels boss for all of Nayarit state came over to Montero’s hotel and we had a really delicious fish salad lunch.

As I sat on the edge of my bed eating my lunch off a bedside table Montero told me it was funny I was in that same room 9 and the same bed as Jamel Bahli who came through here about 10 years ago.

I asked who and discovered a French runner had run from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego running 24,000km, which seems a bit on the low side to me.

So I spent the whole afternoon checking him out and it seems he has run a lot of short journey runs which have added up to a huge total over the years.

 

Next morning I had a lovely run the first 15 km, it seemed so easy and then Montero and his friend Julio came out and joined me for the last 21 to Ixtlan.

RUNNING ON THE AUTOPISTA WITH JULIO AND MONTERO ON THE WAY TO IXTLAN

We stopped at the edge of town to end my day. Then I asked Montero if there were any other runners in town, he said yes, phones started ringing while I sat in the shade of the Angels truck and waited fifteen minutes for three more to come along. A Protection Civil official came out on his motorbike and together with, a  couple of cop trucks, the Green Angels and a couple more vehicles we ran about 1 km through the town.

A couple of people closed the side roads to traffic, we had the whole road to ourselves as we ran five abreast through the quaint town.

A lot of people came out to cheer, clap and the usual ‘ ANIMAL ‘ name calling!

As we ran by a grocery store. On the blaring radio the  stations presenter screamed out to his audience the all too familar words..

‘ Vuelta del Mundo ‘ or around the world.

We ran down Main Street and there right in front of us was another great reception at the town hall.

RECEPTION IN IXTLAN

The people are wonderful in these small towns, they just whip up a wonderful welcome like this and at very short notice.

Inside the town hall Iwas introduced to the gathered with a rundown of my competitive career, they did their research! Thanks to Rebeca for arranging an hotel for me at the towns  expense. Later that evening she even had a takeaway dinner delivered to my hotel!

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3 Responses to “THANKS FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES NAYARIT STATE!”

  1. Greg Havely Says:

    Hey Tony—back from the frozen north and happy to see that you are still cruising along!! and that Mexico has been very very hospitable. It seems like you just started out in Baja and now you are on the mainland—wow–OK, back to you soon—stay well, your friend Greg

  2. Montero Says:

    When I learned of the arrival of a European to the local area, as I remembered it would have reached 12 years ago Jamel Balhi, Tony Mangan Only now “superman” shared with us their friendship and proved to be an “IRONMAN” for its pleasant temperate company with its huge strength of spirit to his 54 years Mangan, resistance is an exceptional person, able to talk, drink water, take pictures, greet people, give directions, Sprint, and even eat almost without stopping for simplicity Mangan PROESA is so great guiness record an entire distance, but I only ran the half marathon with him, I still feel the thrill of being able to accompany you enjoy feeling the cool dawn that morning on the highway between the volcano and the limits to Jalisco. A salute to Colleague Julio Gutierrez Quezada, Green Angels, Civil Protection and the Federal Highway and above all a dear greet and embrace the Good Tony “Superman” Mangan. Congratulations. Montero ///
    Cuando Súpe de la llegada de un Européo a la Zona aledaña,Recordé como hace 12 años habría llegado Jamel Balhi, Solo que ahora Tony Mangan “superman”
    nos compartió su amistad y demostró ser un “IRONMAN” por su agradable compañia templada con su enorme fortaleza de espiritu¡¡

    a sus 54 años Mangan, és una persona excepciónalmente resistente, capaz de dialogar, beber, tomar fotos, saludar gente, dar instrucciones, sprintear y hasta comer sin casi detenerse¡¡

    La sencillez de Mangan para tan grande proésa es todo un guiness record de distancia, aunque solo corrimos con el el medio marathon, aún siento la emoción de haber podido acompañarle sintiendo el disfrute matutino de ésa fresco amanecer en la autopista entre el volcan y los limites con Jalisco.

    Un saludo al Colega Julio Gutierrez Quezada, Angeles Verdes, Protección Civil y Federal de Caminos y sobre todo Un entrañable saludo y abrazo al Buen Tony “Superman” Mangan.

    enhorabuena.

    Montero

  3. Julio Gutierrez. Says:

    When I think that you run more than 40km almost every day, I ask me: ¿Tony Magan is a alien or something like that!?…It’s amazing to belive that !, But its really true!. Around the world the most of the people grow with some paradigms, we were educated with scotomas and thoughts and all this make us to form our own criteria of the life.! But unfortunately in this moment the world pass for serious problems of all kinds, but I think one of the most important is that “believe in ourselves”, Think! Big!, to belive that all is posible! When you think and make your actions to respect that your world start to change!.
    Tony Magan you are an big example! You are a Thinker big!, because you think out of the BOX!.
    Thanks for the opportunity tu run some km with you!, and Andres Montero too!.
    Congratulations

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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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