In Supia.

Hi All I finished with a 44km today in Supia and commuted back to la Pintada. Yesterday I ran 41km. The days are tough but its great! I hope to meet up with a great running pal from Ireland this week  Paul Mahon and his girlfriend. I need 40 km for my 15,000km as 14,960km have been run. Perhaps tomorrow, but I got a 60km (nearly 2 hours) commute back to Supia and running a marathon in these conditions is now a big ask!

I am not sure whats happening with my Spot as here its just a big black page but my sister tells me its ok in Ireland. I hope Paul can find me on the road.

Press HERE for my route for rest of my Colombia route (except last 80km to Ipales) as far as Pasto.

My friend has my bag of gear in Pasto, so Plan C as mentioned a couple of weeks ago is working out great. I also got email fromMichael G. Russell,Irish Consulate,Lima, Peru. (I hope to be there in about 3 months) to say I can mail some stuff there. I really need a contact in Puno, Peru, near Bolivian border and if anyone is belonging to say a church and has contacts that may work or if they can do some research for me please!

I have a great  contact also at the Bolivia/Argentina border but havent hit him with the mailing bag yet! If he is reading this he may get the hint!! :)

As mentioned my PLAN C  is to carry this bag over borders and mail to my contacts roughly 1,000km away within their own country this should be fast and easier as no messing with customs etc.

Anyway these are my thoughts now

Thanks so much to Fergus Desmond a great Shamrock Rovers fan www.shamrockrovers.ie  in Dublin for his very generous donation to my expenses fund! The next couple of days on the road have been made very comfortable thanks to Fergus :)

Anyone that wants to sponsor a meal/hotel night I got my bank account and Paypal details on this page to the right. I will mention you in this blog!

Sorry I gotta rush.

Talk soon, Tony

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2 Responses to “In Supia.”

  1. kevin scanlon Says:

    tony, its great to hear you in good spirits. nice to see plan c is working out!!! keep up the good work. the blog is brilliant. kevin

  2. Ann Says:

    Say you looking forward to meeting Paul and his girlfriend and running a few kms with them. Yes Spot has been working here but not so far today, guess you still commuting. Take care and enjoy the irish company. 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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