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POSSIBILITY OF SUPPORT VEHICLE FOR THE ANDES!

HI ALL,

I HAVE JUST BEEN OFFERED A POSSIBILITY OF A SUPPORT VEHICLE OWNER/DRIVEN BY A SOUTH AMERICAN. HE HAS ALL THE PAPERWORK IN ORDER. HE HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN THIS KIND OF THING HAVING WORKED ON PREVIOUS EXPEDITIONS. IT COULD MAKE OR BREAK THIS TRIP :)

ANY CHANCE IRISH PEOPLE COULD START LOBBYING IRISH RUNNER MAGAZINE TO START A KIND OF CAMPAIGN TO TRY TO GET SOME SPONSORS ON BOARD, ATHLETICS IRELAND, THE IRISH LOTTO, ANY CORPORATE CONTACTS TO HELP COME UP WITH THE ALL IN FEE OF 1,500US$ A MONTH FOR 4 TO 5 MONTHS.

FOREIGN PEOPLE NEVER CEASE TO BE AMAZED THAT I HAVE NO HELP BACK HOME.!

I JUST DID AN INTERVIEW FOR OUTSIDE MAGAZINE WHICH IS A HUGE AMERICAN OUTDOORS PUBLICATION, SO PERHAPS THE RUN MIGHT GET MORE EXPOSURE.

MY INTERVIEW WILL BE IN THE FEB. 2012 EDITION.

THANKS

TONY

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4 Responses to “POSSIBILITY OF SUPPORT VEHICLE FOR THE ANDES!”

  1. Serena Says:

    Hi Tony,

    Will certainly jump on board the lobbying band-wagon. CONGRATULATIONS in advance on reaching your 14,000km mark! What an achievemnt. It is a disgrace that Irish Athletics journals are not supporting you when you look at the wealth of support you have encountered accross the world. Stay safe! Here’s to another 1,000km!

    Serena

  2. theworldjog Says:

    I got this nice message to a very old post from Noel, here is my reply.
    Hi Tony
    I just heard about your run today in work , WOW !!! Im just starting to get into ultra running , I want to do something different , something to engage my imagination and other peoples , and then I hear about you and I dont know whether im inspired or just thinking ” how do I top that? ” .Ive only just come onto your website so I dont know , do you prefer to run alone ? can people meet up and run a section with you ?
    WOW I really am stunned and inspired , what youre doing is amazing. I’m definitely gonna be keeping track of your progress

    Best Wishes

    Noel
    Hi Noel- Thanks for your reply and support!
    Well you dont have to top anything, just live your own dream :)
    I love running alone but love it more when I got company. If anyone wants to run with me please turn up or send me an email.
    NOTE Pls send messages to the MOST RECENT posts as people, including me dont read the earlier stuff! Happy running, hope to see you on the road! Tony

  3. theworldjog Says:

    I am afraid the offer of the support vehicle has fallen thru and is no longer available.

  4. Ann Says:

    Hi Tony, sorry to hear that the support vehicle has fallen through, such a pity, would have made life so much easier for you. Congratulations on passing over the 14,000kms as you were so close to it a few days ago. Take care and continue to enjoy. Ann :)

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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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