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Timor island has been run!

Timor Island has been run!

My first of 7 Indonesian islands has been run albeit with some difficulty due to the horrendous amount of traffic. Wonderful, friendly and helpful people.

I had planned on getting the ferry to Flores island today but understand they have been cancelled this last few days due to high winds. Cant wait!

I just booked a flight for Saturday to Ende, so perhaps Saturday may be a rest day also.

I am being helped enormously by Ferdinand  a local that met me on the road a couple of days ago.

Thanks so much Ferdinand. I am staying in the Lavalon accommodation which is a kind of a backpackers.

31,495km for 727 road days – thats from memory.

Talk later if possible, Tony

PS Just been told that on the island of Java that the word ‘ Mangan ‘ means to eat, imagine that :)

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3 Responses to “Timor island has been run!”

  1. Fergus Says:

    Good Man Tony, Congrats to you on putting another slice of the world jog behind you – you are making great progress – long may it continue. And enjoy all that “Mangan” in Java !!

  2. kevin scanlon Says:

    well done tony. great to hear things are well, except for the roads and traffic. kevin

  3. Ann Says:

    Why am I not surprised at the meaning of Mangan, those locals are lucky you don’t eat the legs off their tables with your appetite :)

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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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