Near Brno!


I have had a busy week running from Hungary to Slovakia, two days in Austria and now the Czech Republic!

Today, Wednesday was a short day. Thnks to Tomas Rusek, my friend and race director from Brno 48 hour race who came out to crew for me.

Even time for a non alcohol beer!

It rained heavily so I finished early, a half day at 22km.

Tomas met me on the road to Brno

Tonight I am guest of Tomas and his partner Vera.

Thanks also to Vera. I always have to borrow clothes when people kindly do my laundry! Thanks Tomas.

It is about 15km to Brno. We will return on Thursday morning to Rajhrad village where I finished running today. The plan is to run to the arena in Brno where I set the record.
We have been asked to be there around 11.30am to meet other local runners and hopefully ran a lap or two of the 250 metre circuit.
And then run another 20km to Vera’s house which is on my route west towards Germany.

Then it rained!

 I will take a rest day here on Friday.
46,556 kilometres for 1,065 road days.

Singing in the rain...

Tomas took lots of good shots which I am having trouble downloading. Will sleep on it and hopefully tomorrow God will have fixed the problem!

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5 Responses to “Near Brno!”

  1. Fergus Desmond Says:

    Hey Tony great to meet you sunday. Enjoyed the wee jog we had but I’m not in your class or patience!

    You have restored my appetite for jogging and wish you all the best.

  2. Ann Says:

    Wasn’t that a great treat running with one if your biggest supporters Tony. Fair play Fergus. Brno will be a sentimental journey for you Tony, back to where you made one of your world records. Enjoy -:)

  3. kevin scanlon Says:

    well done tony. hopefully over the coming weeks and months your days will be filled with friends and fans and runners wanting to share your journey. keep it moving. kevin

  4. John Geesler Says:

    It’s great you finally got to Brno and to meet with Tomas. I’m sure this brings back many good memories. Life is good, have a continued good run.

  5. theworldjog Says:

    Thanks Fergus it was wonderful running with you too and sorry we had no time for the steak, perhaps some other time!
    john hope you are working on trying to get some Irish time in!
    Thanks everyone for your support :)
    Today I ran to the Brno Pavillion Z where I set the world 48 indoor record,it was a happy experience, report and photos coming up soon. Acknowledgements of help coming up soon.
    Thanks to my great running buddy Daniel Oralek for sorting out the computer problem mentioned, He simply suggested I change browser, I did and problem solved, I think that tip is worth remembering!

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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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