Some more media – Great support continues

hi Everyone. Had a wonderful 50km day, Sunday including the 10km I didnt finish yesterday due to so much stopping and perhaps a bit drained from the emotional wonderful reception I received in Dublin Port. I also did not sleep in Holyhead port on Friday tue to the excitement! Thanks to everyone for coming out to greet me.
Today I finished as scheduled in Dunleer and enjoyed running with members of the local clubs. Thanks to my hosts Fergus Owens a great supporter to the blog and his wife Barbara. We also commuted back tonight. We as in my great crew person Siobhan Clifford who has thrown her public relations company Blue Bubble Marketing behind the Ireland lap. At this weary stage Siobhan is a God sent to me! Thanks also to Fergus for running 50km, now an ultra runner! And to Siobhan’s husband Billy for running about 40km. Also special thanks to Eugene and David for running with me. My wonderful homecoming reception actually made ITV news over in the UK!! To view press this link below


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Total run 48,466km
Many thanks to Stena Lines for a complimentary ferry passage from Holyhead to Dublin and to Stenas very helpful staff for understanding I needed to run through the terminal which I did under escort!
Also special thanks to my great friend and main sponsor Richard Donovan for kindly sponsoring the hire of our support vehicle, petrol and our other expenses. I will do a proper acknowledgement for this amazing generosity soon.

See you on the road on Monday from Dunleer to Carrickdale Starting around 9am from the welcome to Dunleer  sign south side.

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6 Responses to “Some more media – Great support continues”

  1. Ann Says:

    You sure are hitting the road. Hard to believe you are in Newry already. You sure have great stamina. Enjoy the Irish leg of your journey and take care. Well done Fergus and Billy on the kms :-)

  2. kevin scanlon Says:

    hey tony, you didn’t stay long before moving onto another country…..great day yesterday and today. i hope i didn’t hold you back on saturday!!!! kevin

  3. theworldjog Says:

    Ha ha stop it Kevin u were magnificent :) thanks for help and support! Crossing to the north in the morning and Belfast on Wednesday. Having great time :)

  4. adair cowan Says:

    hi tony,while you are up the north maybe someone could organise a trip for you to brendan rogers homestead.
    Well done you are a credit to your race.
    cheers adair

  5. Greg Havely Says:

    Tony–wow–great reception upon reaching Irish soil—-WELCOME HOME!!!!!!!!—-Just a few more weeks to go to bag the 50,000KM—it will be a great moment for sure—–see ya then—
    Good running–Greg

  6. Mark Maguire Says:

    Well done Tony, what a runner!, must check out your route, will join u if your coming through Cork.

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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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