ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD! 12,847.5km


Total to date 12, 977.8  for 295 road days.

October 28th 2011. West of Managua km 6.5 on west/east route ca 02 to Jinotepe at sign ” Managua 45km “  This is on the south Ca 02 route.Today 45.8km as I routed my way around the city. Commute back to Managua. Great days work clearing this place, enough said! Lots of stops at start, it took me a while to get goin but finished running hard and strong. Ran without pack today as good bus service for commuting. Spot still not working. I am trying to find a solution to this.

October 27th From km 41 to km 6.5 in Managua City, Capital of Nicaragua. Today 34.5km. Very hot but not as bad as yesterday. Strong today. Finished early today as I plan to run from the hotel here (hopefully early!)  and commute back,

October 26th From km 91 Leon to km 41 = 50km.  Very, very hot day, many stops, shattered at end of the day.

One year on the road today, Tuesday :) 12,847.5km for 292 road days. Circa 8,000 miles.

The dream lives on. I am as happy as ever.

Thank you all for your great messages of support and best wishes.

Many thanks also to my sponsors The North Pole Marathon, Great Outdoors, Chariot Carriers and DryMax socks.

Today I ran 40km and finished a little past Leon. During the day my Spot crashed and I believe it was probably due to a missed yearly subscription as it started this day last year. I hope this will be up running soon!

I had considered setting out to break my road record for the run to celebrate! That is something like 75.5km but I declined later due to the Spot being down as it would not be totally appropriate time to claim a new road record!

I got myself a nice hotel and dinner in the hotel.

Heres to the next year and after that it will all be downhill!!

I seem to have gotten over the Athletes Feet! and would like tyo thank all at the Amigos for Christ mission center especially Kelly, Jackson, all the doctors that checked me out and Dr. Christian for his help and advice, even if he told me to stop and give it one more day after just 9km yesterday!

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14 Responses to “ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD! 12,847.5km”

  1. Fearghal Says:


    Not a bad year; 12,847=305 marathons.

    Keep following your nose and you’ll be home in no time.

  2. ALAN YOUNG Says:

    How the time flies when you are enjoying yourself.

  3. stewart cochrane Says:

    many ,many congrats to you Tony

    are you being affected by hurricane RINA???


    its going to hit landfall where bernie and i are going in Tulum/Akumal
    region of the yucatan peninsula as a CAT 2-3 …people are getting out of harms way and others are sticking it out

    i use this web page for info http://forums.locogringo.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1403607

    AGAIN many many congrats to you and keep on keepin on

    we have 18 days till we blast off and hopefully all will be well when we get there

    stewart and bernie cochrane

  4. Gearoid Says:

    Fair play!

  5. Katheryn Cochrane Says:

    Woah, one year!!! A big congrats from NEWFOUNDLAND! : )

    Thinking about you often, one foot in front of the other!!

    See you in Dublin 2014!

  6. Kerman Wildberger Says:

    I had the chance to meet with Tony that day (one year anniversary). I am traveling across the Americas on a motorcycle, so I was riding my bike when I saw that guy running on the side of the road. I turned back to talked to him, the funny thing is that Tony would not stop running at the beginning until he realised I was also on a long trip then he took a break and we had a nice chat on the side of the road.

    I was amazed to run onto Tony, his project is amazing and I which him all the best for the rest of his long journey.

    Keep the spirit Tony !!!


  7. Brandon Mulnix Says:

    Tony, Great job on a year! You inspire me to look outside of normal for a new normal. Thank you for all you are doing for your charity. Tomorrow I will be posting a blog post about your run. Hopefully you will get more support.

    “Just keep running, Just keep running”

  8. theworldjog Says:

    Hi all sorry Spot tracker didn’t update Wednesday 50km from Leon to Nagarote, 41 from the capital Managua.really hot today. Good luck to all running Dublin marathon on Monday :) I will be asleep while you are running ! Tony

  9. Ann Says:

    Tony, how lazy is that? asleep while the Dublin City Marathon is on and all those runners giving it their all!!! Can’t believe you Ha ha

  10. Mark Says:

    Hi Tony, Great to see your doing so well! Hope you enjoyed your one year anniversary on the road!:) keep going you are doing ireland proud
    :D Mark:)

  11. Andrés Montero Flores Says:


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    Someone should make ECCO of historic sporting event.

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    Con Tony …uno puede acostumbrarse a lo inusual, Ya son varios que piensan que Tony debe ser Alienígena¡¡ jejejeje¡¡

    Es una ejecución supra-humana, que sería inhumana a no ser que Tony lo esta haciendo con Satisfacción.

    Alguien debería hacer ECCO de éste Histórico Evento deportivo.

    Un saludo Fuerte a Tony.

    Andrés Montero & Fa,ilia.

  12. Mam Says:

    Hi Tony, Glad all is going so well for you in your 2nd year. Hope they get the Spot Tracker sorted soon as we miss checking your progress and knowing when you are running. Its a relief to know your athletes foot has improved and is not giving you more problems. Mind yourself and run safe love Mam :)

  13. Ed Says:

    Congrats on the year mark. Hope the weather picks up and you stay healthy. Ed

  14. Greg Havely Says:

    Hey Tony–gotta get the Spot up and running—-I love following your progress regularly—happy your feet have healed up and remember to keep hydrating—no more Baja piss—OK!!!!—-good running–Greg

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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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