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Thanks Tomas Rusek for amazing help!

Thanks to my great friend Tomas Rusek who crewed for me on Saturday. I had a wonderful 47km run finishing in the village of Rostin, all this fantistic support made it so easy!

 On the way I enjoyed help from two young runners David and his brother Vitek and father another Tomas, so no doubting Tomas’s here!!

Then I was escorted by George on his bicycle anong with his 11 year old son Alex. We finished at the house of Jirina and Charles and their son also Charles.

This family made us so welcome and we even had a session in their ‘ theraputic salt cave’

Tomas told me he was working until 2am sorting contacts and places for me to stay with crew for the rest of my run through the Czech Rep. Yes this country is my favourite in Europe! Tomas will crew for me again today, Sunday, a short 31km day he estimates. This is his fourth and final day with me, I am so thankful for his great help. I am so lucky he was here during my stay as he travels the world as a tour guide organiser and is rarely in Brno for more than a couple of days between his trips. He is a walking and a cycling tour operator. He was one of the worlds leading ultra runners having run a personal best of 433km in 1995 for 48 hours and finished second to the legendary Yiannis Korous.

His travel website is www.rajbas.eu

Thanks so much to everyone :)

I will edit this entry and put pictures in later.

 

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5 Responses to “Thanks Tomas Rusek for amazing help!”

  1. Ann Says:

    Good to see you getting help and company along the road Tony and that Tomas has made such great efforts to crew for you in the Czech Republic . Take care Ann -:)

  2. Fergus Says:

    Good Man Tony, And we all say thanks to Tomas for his wonderful help. Let’s hope that help continues for the remainder of the world jog – the last leg across Europe. Well done,well done !!

  3. John Geesler Says:

    Loved the race report, Memories are one of the greatest things we have,Like my memories of our duels.

  4. Martin Simr Says:

    I was honored to ride with you on your route at least for two days. It was great to discover other places where I´ve never been and meet several kind people. Keep going forward, I know too that everything is possible if you want.

    Take care, Martin.

  5. kevin scanlon Says:

    tony you are making great progress. the spot is ticking along very well. germany beckons, it will be tough for it to match the Czech Republic, but it gets you closer to home. well done. kevin

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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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