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THE SUNDAY TIMES ARTICLE.

 

WELCOME SUNDAY TIMES READERS!

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MANY THANKS TO RICHARD OAKLEY,SUNDAY EDITOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES IN IRELAND FOR PENNING A GREAT ARTICLE. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PIECE FOR A MONTH.

I WAS IMPRESSED BY RICHARDS PATIENCE :) ALSO HIS PAINSTAKING RESEARCH OF THIS WEBSITE.

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ANIMALS ARE A BIG PROBLEM ON THE ROADS IN PERU

THE PERU DAILY LOG HAS BEEN UPDATED TOTAL TO DATE AS OF FRIDAY 13TH!  = 17,215  KM FOR 409 ROAD DAYS.  FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE SEE THE PERU DAILY LOG A COUPLE OF POSTS BACK, I  HAVE ALSO INCLUDED MY PROPOSED PERU ROUTE MAP AND PERU INFORMATION.

 

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I HAD INTENDED TO PUT A BLOG POSTING IN ADVANCE FOR IRISH FOLLOWERS IF THEY WANTED TO BUY THE PAPER BUT I COULDN’T AS MY BASE IN A PLACE CALLED OLMOS HAD NO INTERNET SERVICE OVER THE WEEKEND.

JUST A SMALL CORRECTION. I AM NOT DOING ANY ‘ ROUGHING IT, SLEEPING UNDER BRIDGES ETC HERE IN SOUTH AMERICA AND MUCH OF CENTRAL AMERICA AS HOTELS ARE MORE AFFORDABLE THAN IN THE USA OR CANADA. I ALSO NEED TO HAVE A BASE TO STORE MY STUFF SAFELY WHEN RUNNING AND COMMUTING AND ALSO FOR REST/RECOVERY AND SAFETY REASONS. MANY FOLLOWERS HAVE SPONSORED THESE NIGHTS AND IT IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR HELP HAS PAID OFF, ALSO WITH YOUR MUCH GRATEFUL HELP I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STAY IN SAFER HOTELS WHERE I DONT RISK MY DOOR LOCK BEING SLIPPED!

MANY THANKS TO ALL.

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ALSO FOR ANY NEW FOLLOWERS, ESPECIALLY FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES THAT MAY BE WONDERING ” WHY OH WHY! ” I HAVE PROVIDED THIS LINK TO A BLOG I POSTED LAST OCTOBER WHILE RUNNING IN CENTRAL AMERICA

A BIT DATED BUT FOR SOME ANSWERS TO THE WHY QUESTIONS PLEASE CLICK HERE ON Y

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A GRAVEYARD

 

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8 Responses to “THE SUNDAY TIMES ARTICLE.”

  1. Ann Says:

    Great article Tony, very articulate and its obvious Richard did his homework :)

  2. Fergus Says:

    Hey Tony keep it going . Hopefully the article will provide you with sponsorship. It is amazing you are not sponsored by a runner manufacturer so here’s hoping! Living the dream for all your readers.

    Best wishes

    Fergus

  3. Greg Havely Says:

    Tony–nice article—-passed it on to a lot of friends–many whom you have met in the past—-maybe we can drum up some $$—-
    Got the I Pod—looks like it was a good deal!!
    Glad to hear you are taking a rest—-keep me posted on the hydration info. we talked about–interesting
    OK–good running–Greg

  4. stewart cochrane Says:

    great article tony…
    enjoyed it….
    still a bit o’ winter here..snow this morning.
    just wondering about nirvana??
    do you intend to use it again …or is she a goner??
    take care and enjoy

    your friends in newfoundland

    stewart and bernie cochrane
    pasadena
    newfoundland
    canada

  5. theworldjog Says:

    Thanks everyone for your comments.
    Stewart please pass some of that cold weather over here :)
    To answer you question, No I sent Nirvana from Mexico with the intention of reuniting in Argentina as I will need her for Patagonia, thanks to John Boyle in BA for minding her all this while.
    I got an email from Chariot Carriers today to say they were delighted by coverage as too was Sir Richard of Dazer. He happened to be in Clontarf Castle,Dublin for the weekend and had he known he would have picked up a copy.

  6. kevin scanlon Says:

    great article tony, my friends and family are reading it, as i try to spread the word!!!! keep her going. well done.

  7. Fearghal Says:

    Good Man Tony,

    I’m getting all nostalgic seeing those signs for PIURA and CHICLAYO.

    Enjoy the coastal desert : )

    Ferg

  8. theworldjog Says:

    Ha Ha Sure am enjoying the hot humid desert! 2 easy days Thurs and Fri 18 and 16km today, my birthday.I didnt want to spend my birthday stranded and sleeping in the sand dunes! Long distances between places where drivers stop for my commute back to Chimbote, so I got to take what I can get and keep chipping away at it. Tough without a support vehicle but I am having a ball! Great to hear from you Fearghal!

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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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