I can confirm that I will have a support vehicle for Colombia. Today I spoke to Alexander, my driver who will meet me in Medellin airport on Thursday morning.

I am not sure if I will be able to afford the luxury of a support vehicle beyond Colombia as my fundraising back in Ireland was a disaster. To be  honest it was a bad time, Christmas week as there were people making appeals for more worthy and needy everyday needs.

Here is my planned route through Coffee Heaven! Press HERE   for my Colombian route details and map. Please allow 30 seconds for map to load.

We will immediately drive to my start locaton just north of Necocli (which is further north than where I finished in Panama)

Here is a very good article written by an Irish community news paper. I am glad they clarified towards the end that I am not the first runner to run around the world. My great friend Jesper Olsen is the only runner to have done a ” proper world run! ” In fact it was bad luck we did not meet on the road in Colombia as he is nearing the end of his SECOND WORLD RUN!! Please check Jespers site www.worldrun.org Jesper has just left Colombia and is running thru the States now. He is being well received and overwhelmed by offers to run with him and places to stay. I have sent on requests to about a dozen of my contacts along his route to help find him places to stay! Good luck buddy and have a nice day, every day :)

 Alexander mentioned above is his old driver and the same support vehicle. Alexander is very much ” On the ball ” as we say in Ireland. Please click >> Southside_people_article   << for the Southside Peoples article

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  1. Andrés Montero Flores Says:

    Good Fiend Tony;

    Recently I receive two guy who knows about you, the first one is Matt Sepulveda from Los Alamitos Calif, He came cycling from Argentina to U.S.A.

    And the second One is your fellow countryman from Ireland¡¡ His name is Ian W. Lacey he is sleeping right now here with us, He told us that he knows you in Ireland like a famous runner…and It is an plain truth.

    When we explain and shows him your http://www.worldjog.com inmediatelly he smile surprised beeing knowing about you.

    that is his data: Email: ian.w.lacey@gmail.com
    http://WWW.350South.org and facebook.com/350South.org
    and twitter.com/350South
    Tel. + 353863536535

    Receive from Us the best congratulattions Tony¡¡

    Andrés Montero Flores & Emily Family.
    Ahuacatlán Nayarit , México.

    Regards, Great Man.

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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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