Video at 6km race in Alice Springs

Please reread previous post as I have just uploaded a lot of photos and added more text

Thanks to my support driver Michael for shooting this video of my birthday speech after the Alice Springs running and walking club presented me with a birthday cake at the end of the 6km race on Saturday morning. As always those km’s don’t count. Please press HERE to view the video which Michael went to huge trouble to convert from his system to Youtube. Thanks again Michael.

I am going to take another rest day today Tuesday and hit the toad on Wednesday 1,500km north for Darwin!

We are staying in a really nice backpacker hostel with great and cheap internet, so both of us getting lots of work done.

I almost forgot to say that yesterday we had tea with the mayor or as his title reads ‘ His Worship the Mayor Damien Ryan ‘ mayor of Alice Springs. We got some nice pictures chatting in his office, I will upload soon. Thanks to everyone for their best wishes and comments.

Michael and me with His Worship Damien Ryan Mayor of Alice Springs

Also a very happy birthday to my Mam today Tuesday as her birthday is just three days after mine. I love you Mam, Hope you have a wonderful day X

My earlier part of the Mainland was not blogged too well. Here I just want to thank people again for their wonderful help and am so sorry for not getting the chance to do justice to your wonderful help.

Thanks to Robyn for running with me and to her husband Mitch also for putting us up in their wonderful hotel the Balcony Hotel in Murraybridge


Ash's parents Barbara and Guy. Ash is my friend from Ireland and we had a lovely night staying on his parents farm.


Thanks to Nancy and her son Mark who gave us an invite to stay a night in Gawler after hearing me on ABC radio. They crewed me out of town while Michael was doing some business.

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6 Responses to “Video at 6km race in Alice Springs”

  1. kevin scanlon Says:

    tony, the update and photos are great. as usual you are not short of a few words when the micropone is turned on!!!! there is no sound on the clip…….is this michael’s way of saving us viewers????? keep up the great work. kevin

  2. Ann Says:

    Great photos Tony, video is very good too. Fair play to you and Michael. Take care :) Ann

  3. theworldjog Says:

    Thanks Kevin. It must be the volume control on your computer because I can play it!
    Today Fri I finished 10km past Aileron roadhouse and commuted back for 50km, Thurs 63, Wed late start out of Alice Springs and early finish for 30km.
    Total 29,671km for 685 road days. North of Alice things this side of the Outback are a lot more interesting.

  4. Ann Says:

    Glad to see all still going so well for you and a little more interesting :)

  5. Mam Says:

    Hi Tony, it’s great to see everything is so good for you and you are clocking up the kms.take care of yourselfand god bless Mam :) :)

  6. Lindie Says:

    Just saying hello Tony. Was in that part of the world many years ago. Went from Alice to Mount Isa and then Cairns. Had my tent stolen and was attacked by an emu getting off the bus. Happy days!

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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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