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COSTA RICAN ROUTE AND DETAILS.

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6th Nov 2011 From Orotina to Jaco = 45km. Halfway I ran over a bridge thinking underneath it would have made a great place to camp last night. A crowd of people were looking over into the water. I noticed they were not fishing and when I looked over I saw several alligators, about 8 on each side of the bridge!

7th Nov 2011.From Jaco to Parrita, 43  km.commute back to Jaco. Roberto the owner of the Beatles Hotel here gave me a great deal $20 for a huge suite:) So I am going to take a rest day on Tuesday. Roberto is a Beatles fanatic and the whole hotel is a shrine to the Fab Four. Next door he has a bar called… Yes you guessed it.. The Beatles Bar.

Total = 13,401 km

TOTAL ON FRIDAY 4TH.. 13,286 KM FOR 302 ROAD DAYS. THE ROADS HERE ARE VERY TIGHT,DANGEROUS WITH LITTLE SHOULDER. CR IS A VERY EXPENSIVE PLACE. VERY HOT.

CAN YOU BELIEVE SPOT SENT ME AN EMAIL TO SAY THEY EXTENDED MY WARRANTY TILL 1ST NOV,THEY SENT IT ON 31ST!!!!

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK I AM DRAGGING AROUND AN OFFICE BEHIND ME;)

I MISSED THAT DEADLINE :[  BECAUSE I COULDNT LOG ON TILL 3RD.

LATEST  MON 31 : 44KM

TUES 48KM

WED 50 KM

THURS 45KM .. NOT TOO FAR FROM PUNTARENAS, BUT NOT GOING THERE.

FRI  30KM. REDUCED TO 20KM AS I TOOK A WRONG TURN AND WAS HEADING FOR THE CAPITAL, SAN JOSE INSTEAD OF THE COAST.I NOTICED THIS NEAR A PLACE CALLED ” LA ANGOSTURA ”

I DONT KNOW WHERE I HAD MY HEAD TODAY, NOT ONE OF MY BEST DAYS. TOMORROW I WILL BACKTRACK, I HATE THAT WORD :(

VERY HOT, HUMID, LITTLE SHOULDER AND VERY HEAVY TRAFFIC.. SO HEAVY IT WAS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO RUN. TONIGHT I AM STAYING WITH THE RED CROSS IN ESPARZA.

I EXPECT TO CROSS INTO PANAMA NOT THIS WEEKEND BUT THE NEXT.

TA. FOR YOUR PATIENCE WITH SPOT, I ASKED IF I CAN PICK ONE UP IN PANAMA CITY AND AWAIT THEIR REPLY MAP AND DETAILS OF MY COSTA RICAN RUN BEGINNING MONDAY 31ST OCTOBER PRESS  HERE

PS I NOW BELIEVE MY SPOT DEVICE IS FAULTY. IT IS JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS OUT OF WARANTY AND AM NOT SURE IF THEY WILL REPLACE IT FOR ME. I AM DOING ALL I CAN TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE, BUT ITS VERY HARD TO DO SUCH THINGS AND CONTINUE TO RUN AROUND THE WORLD WITH NO SUPPORT CREW!

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11 Responses to “COSTA RICAN ROUTE AND DETAILS.”

  1. Serena Says:

    Hey Tony, pity about your device. Just watching the Dublin City Marathon. Brings back memories of last year. Haven’t heard of any runners takinng n the world later today! Stay safe and HaPpY HAllOwEen!!

  2. EDGAR ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ JACAMO Says:

    TONY EN MI TIENDA AHORA AQUI EN LA CRUZ COSTA RICA, MUY ALEGRE ESTAR CONVERSANDO CON EL.
    tONY IS IN MY SHOP NOW IN lA Cruz, COSTA RICA. I AM VERY HAPPY TO TALK TO HIM :)

  3. Ann Says:

    Happy Halloween Tony and congratulations on another country (9) Costa Rica. Hope you can get tracker device sorted as we miss following the action. Take care Ann :)

  4. Ann Says:

    Tony just texted Mam and asked me to post a message for him.His message reads “Tuesday crossed into Costa Rica, lovely country and ran 44km, my 9th country.”

  5. Greg Havely Says:

    Hey Tony—enjoy Costa Rica—The route you are taking is very scenic in many places–especially along the coast line!!—I have visited CR many times–love the country. I think you will find the people friendly and the villages quite good. Beware of potholes tho in the road—-lots of them–and in certain areas the traffic can be abysmal—but I think you will have a good transit!!!!—-Hope you get the spot up and running—not quite as much fun checking the old blog and not seeing your progress on the map—cheers and good running–Greg

  6. Ann for Tony Says:

    Tony texted “Good day today 48km:) Costa Rica is so nice and clean and almost like being in America. Nice people too. Total 13,171km to date

  7. Des Ryan Says:

    Hi Tony,
    Just wanted to leave a message of encouragement for you and wish you the very best in your endeavours. This World Run truly is amazing – you have inspired me.
    I would love to join you for a few hours running. Do you have any estimated date for New Zealand?

    Go n-eirí leat, Des.

  8. Sandie Says:

    Bummer about the SPOT Tony, was easy to track you visually. Gotta be hard to figure that stuff out while on the road. Can’t believe you’ve been doing this a year and have three more to go!

    Run Tony Run!

    Sandie (& Brendan) in Maine

  9. Ann for Tony Says:

    Tony texted today, he obviously doesn’t have internet access, he said,

    “Very hard day Wednesday for my 300th road day, ran 50km, near a town called Juntas. Today the usual slow start and its very hot. Total 13,231kms”

  10. theworldjog Says:

    Hi Des, I presume you live there ,if so where? It would be lovely to run with you. I expect to be at the tip of s. America for next Dublin marathon and then straight to NZ, so almost exactly a year and am thinking of oz for Christmas 2012 or early that new year :) thanks for comments tony

  11. Mariela Says:

    Hola el dia 07 de Nov llegaste a un lugar llamado la 45 en Parrita Puntarenas Costa Rica estuviste un una soda con gente muy amable y tomaste una taza de cafe en taza grande
    te deceo que puedas llegar a la meta…..

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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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