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In Cirebon

Hi Everyone, In Cirebon about 250km from Jakarta. The traffic in the run up to Ramadan which is in a few days time is just crazy!

I expect to reach Jakarta, the Indonesian capital on Monday 12th with the help of a marathon a day… No easy job here! I tried to upload a traffic video but it’s taking too long, so don’t think I can at this time. In Jakarta I will pick up my next pair of shoes waiting for me at the Irish Consul. I will be there on Monday morning. From there its about 130km to the ferry port for Sumatra, and silence! :) I just know anything will be peaceful after here. I did get a very mild case of athletes foot, but have treated it with cream and seems to be ok, that was what the blister stuff was in the blog, as it was so mild it didn’t seem so obvious! All well now, and 40km so far today before this time consuming stop.

Sorry, Gotta rush!

Tony

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5 Responses to “In Cirebon”

  1. theworldjog Says:

    PS Whoever said New York never sleeps has never been to Indonesia, The whole country, everywhere, roads crowded 24/7!! :(

  2. kevin scanlon Says:

    tony, they must have heard you were coming so they come out on the road in crowds to greet you!!!! great progress. well done. kevin.

  3. Ann Says:

    Glad to see you are making great progress even though traffic is hectic. Glad your foot is a little better. Take care Ann :)

  4. Ann for Tony Says:

    Hi Ann hows everyome? Pls post. Had some tough days 47k 45k 47k and today 43k to finish in Peundeuy.Staying at police checkpoint and they feedimg me lots of tea and bikies :-) very hot/humid :-) ) Now 78k to Jakarta,will be there Sun and hopefully ferry from Merek to Sumatra on Wed :-) :-):-) that says it all! Total km 33,553km in 777 days. Thanks for support :-)

  5. Serena Says:

    A well deserved cuppa and bikkies!! Keep it up. Glad you got your foot sorted. Even with traffic and heat OVER a Marathon a day!! Go you!

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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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