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Video Of My Arrival In Dublin

Hi everyone!

I am now back in Ireland and what a reception I received. I have linked a couple of videos below. The first one was my arrival and the second my speech.

After this very emotional reunion with my family,friends and supporters too many wonderful people to mention, I would be afraid of leaving someone out!

I did some interviews and a photo shoot. Then we went for a delicious brunch. Eventually the Ireland lap began, Many stops for much reminiscing around the areas where I grew up in Dublin. The lap of Ireland began I ran with a group of about eight runners and supporters.

Press HERE to view my emotional arrival video in Dublin

And press HERE to view my thank you speech!

Thanks to runners Kevin Scanlon, Ash, Serena, Gary, Mark, Aoife, Billy and a tough Bulgarian marathoner!

A most memorable day, I will have to post the photos at a later stage. We stopped at John Kavanagh’s  Pub better know as an old hangout for one of my earliest ultra running influences, The much traveled Kavanagh Striders.

I tell you Eugene Kavanagh could talk for Ireland!!

From there to Finglas village and out the north road N2/135 towards Ashbourne.

Due to so many stops and a late day we didn’t make it to Ashbourne. We finished at The White House in Fingal.

Tonight Siobhan, Billy her husband and myself are receiving wonderful hospitality from one of my greatest supporters to the run Fergus Owens and his wife Barbara

Thank you all so much :)

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9 Responses to “Video Of My Arrival In Dublin”

  1. Ann Says:

    What a well deserved fabulous reception Tony for a wonderful achievement, we all had a great day and it was so emotional for us all. You totally deserved the fantastic reception. Siobhan and Billy are amazing and off course Fergus came up tops hosting you all tonight. He truly is a loyal supporter and Kevin is also so committed and loyal. His wife and children were brilliant supporting you and him all day. He’s such a funny motivational guy. I’m so proud of my 3 children who ran with you for hours and mam who glowed with pride when came through arrivals at Dublin Port. Congratulations and well done Tony :-) Ann

  2. Brendan Curran Says:

    Welcome home, Tony! Sandie and I are so happy for you. You did it – you lived your dream! Well done! We send you our best – cheers! Brendan and Sandie

  3. Brian Terry Says:

    Welcome back Tony, you are a true legend. Last time I saw you was on the M8 out of Dublin after the Marathon…setting off. Well done, Brian

  4. Anna Says:

    Well done Tony and best of luck on your home run – enjoy!

  5. karen weekes Says:

    Hey Tony! Well done! Fair fecks to you…hwat an achievement! Really good to hear that you have achieved your dream. If you need a bed in the west coast near Kinvara you are most welcome, just say the word.

    Karen

  6. Humphrey Says:

    Well done Tony when will you be in Letterkenny I might be able to get a few souls to run with you up there.

  7. theworldjog Says:

    Thanks Humphrey. I very much look forward to that. Running with runners is so special to me. Remember I ran with two runners in north Colombia and it was a full year till I ran with my next runner, that was in New Zealand. South America was very ‘ runner lonely ‘ I will always remember this and think of that every time I am lucky to have runners join me.
    My schedule is http://www.theworldjog.com/blog/?p=7776
    Please note it is subject to change. I have not decided yet if I will take the scheduled rest day on day 7 to ease the burden of several heavy mileage days as see in the schedule. I also want to avoid being ‘ stopwatched ‘ as the whole run has been such, now is party time but I do understand people need to know these things.
    Looking forward to running with the group. Please email Siobhan siobhan.theworldjog@gmail.com for any offers of help but not necessary to email to run with me. Anyone can run as many days as the want with me, I would enjoy that very much. Please just keep an eye on the tracker and keep in mind it does not always update, so frustrating!
    Run Happy :)

  8. benjamin Says:

    congratulations Tony! You really did that big lap around the globe! Take care on the small lap around ireland – but I think you are in good hands :)

    I still have a lot of blog reading to do, but am really looking forward to the book! All those obstacles you had in your way – really the stuff of legends.

  9. Tey EngTiong Says:

    Congrats Tony !!! I was in Bali during last week Bali Marathon,happy for you and finally u back to your hometown after a long long journey !!

    Do return to Malaysia if you have chance,keep in touch !!!

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About Tony

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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