40,075 km Ultra-Run through North America, Oceania, Asia and Europe

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On September 30, 2022, I started running the circumference of the Earth, 40,075 kilometres, nearly 25 000 miles. For 40 months, I will run across four continents and 22 countries, conducting hundreds of events at universities, colleges, businesses and government institutions, promoting my book, and participating in research led by leading UK sports scientists. Along the way of my running route, I'm fundraising for UNICEF, supporting child protection, education and climate change.

Distance ran: 1,733 km (1,077 miles)

Distance to go: 38,342 km (23,829 miles)

Time spent running: 183 hours

Updated at the end of each week. Last update: Sunday, 22nd January 2023

The map below is indicative only. It reflects the distance I have already run. For detailed data, check out my Strava account.

The challenge is divided into four stages:

STAGE 1: North America Ultra-Run

6,000 km from the East to the West Coast of the United States. I will run U-shape starting from New York, across the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, the border of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean coast. Finishing in Portland.

STAGE 3: Asia Ultra-Run

11,000 km from Hong Kong to Bali in Indonesia. I will run through the Pacific Ocean coast in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Then the Indian Ocean coast of three Indonesian islands: Sumatra, Java and Bali.

STAGE 2: Oceania Ultra-Run

9,000 km through New Zealand and Australia. I will run from the Northland of New Zealand across the Tasman Sea coast to Toetos Bay on the South Island. Then from Melbourne, New South Wales, Australia, across the Tasmanian and Coral Sea coasts, the Gulf of Carpentaria, and ending on the Timor Sea coast in Darwin.

STAGE 4: Europe Ultra-Run.

14,000 km from Athens in Greece to London in the United Kingdom. I will run across the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, passing along the way Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Monaco, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and part of England.