East Costa Rica Daily log

total to date. 13,495km.

Sun 13Th Nov. 53Km finish in Rio Claro, 34km from Panama.

Sat. 12Th 34 km. Finish 7km east of Palmar Niorte.

Fri 11th Nov update…13,508km run in 308 road days. About 140km from Panama.

Fri Nov 11th 2011, From Domical to Ojochal 34km. I planned to run 14km more but the rain was so torrential that I stopped at a hotel called Adelante Hotel. On the way I remembered that Ireland were playing Estonia in a vital Euro Championships play off soccer match.

Nov 10th 2011 from Roncador to Domical. 37km Slept in local restaurant/bar. Rained a lot last hour. Drying my clothes is a major problem for me now. Every morning I pull on damp clothes. I figure it will be cooling anyway as its hot by 6.30am.

Nov 9th From Parrita to Roncador. 36km, still on route 34. Very late start after a crazy commute and lots of time lost. Ran well with pack.

Daniel at the Restaurant Club Roncador brought out a mattress and blankets for me to sleep in the back of the restaurant. Thanks Daniel and staff.

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6 Responses to “East Costa Rica Daily log”

  1. Ann Says:

    You are right Tony, and we want to hear the good and the bad, you are entitled to complain now and then after all its hardly the easiest task you have undertaken. I think you always seem so positive and witty. So continue to share your tales with us all :)

  2. Ben Bodzak Says:

    You are incredible Tony. It’s a big pleasure to me to meet you, and run with you. You are my inspiration. People think, that running marathon is something they can imagine. Running marathon everyday for 4 years, is what I can’t imagine. Tonight or tomorrow morning I will post picture, commemnts, and ask people to help you on facebook. Will be in touch. Good luck TONY….be strong.

  3. Ed Says:

    Hey Tony, i fell behind in the blog recently, dont know why but my RSS feed isn’t updating when you do so I missed a load of your posts. Its still an incredible read and like Ann says we want to hear about it all, the details are what make is special. I did the Dublin Marathon there a couple of weeks ago and was thinking of you, I will also be doing my new home marathon in Nice next week. 2 marathons in three weeks is my challenge this year thanks to you, lets see what we can come up with next year. Looking forward to reading lots more, keep up the great work.

  4. Ben Bodzak Says:

    This Tony i post on facebook with few pictures——Last Saturday I had the pleasure of running alongside an incredible individual – Tony Mangan, completing a stage of his run Around The World. The run started during the Dublin Marathon in October 2010, and will end at the same Marathon in 2014, after 50,000 kms have been covered. Tony has allready completed 14,000 kms, running an average of 40-50 km per day. He runs without any support and carrie…s a few kilograms of luggage. Unfortunetly this feat is not generating much media or sponsorship interest. FACEBOOK is a great way to share Tony’s accomplishment and get possible help – If you’re interested in this incredible person and his feat, please visit http://www.theworldjog.com/blog
    If anyone has relatives or family in eastern Columbia, please contact Tony on his website. He needs an address to which he can send supplies needed for the next run and his climb of the Andes. :)

  5. theworldjog Says:

    Thank you very much Ben. It was lovely running with you last Saturday. You are great that you are doing this for me as I got very little help and am compleetly overwhelmed that I cant get around to even small things!
    I am afraid I made a mistake. I must have had the map of Colombia upside down in my head! It is actually the west of Colombia near the Equador border that I need the contacty and not the east! Hope you can change this detail!
    Take care and happy running,

  6. Serena Says:

    I whine after 3km!!! I think after almost 14,000km you are entitled to discuss the footache and heartache involved!!! Keep up the good work!
    Stay safe,


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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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