The first person to run a marathon in every country in the world: 196 marathons in 196 countries.

Nick Butter finishes his goal and breaks a new record.

The two- year adventure of the athlete, Nick Butter, has been a winding journey indeed. Nick Butter is now past the finish line and has become the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world.

3 marathons and 3 new countries a week, every week, for the past 96 weeks. This totals to 196 countries and 196 completed marathons.

Nick Butter running in Rehband QD Compression Socks in 196 countries and 196 marathons. Nick Butter himself describes the feeling of reaching his goal on Instagram:

“I did it. I actually did it. Against all odds. I ran a marathon in every country in the world. A new world first and a new world record and big relief.
I crossed my two year finish line today hand in hand with my brilliant friends – and Kevin Webber! As you know, Kev was my inspiration behind this journey, and he promised me he would stay alive to be here at the finish

– I’m so pleased we could share today celebrating life, and this wonderful world we live in. Thanks to Kevin who changed my life for the better – I just only wish I could stop him dying from Prostate Cancer. Sadly not. We can stop other men dying though. Donate now.

I got by with a little help from my friends as the saying goes. In reality I was a very very small runner man in one giant network of wonderfully selfless, smart and determined people.

Thank you so much to all of the brilliant team, supporters, Prostate Cancer UK, family, friends, donors, random strangers, sponsors, airlines, security firms, visa offices, the UN, the British embassy, and of course YOU! A big thanks to @doaportlive who powered me around the world with their energy.

Run far, run free, and do yourself proud. Thank you for all the support friends.”

Nick Butter wears Rehband QD Compression Socks

To sum this up:

196 COUNTRIES
196 MARATHONS
120 VISA
100% CARBON OFFEET
10 PASSPORTS
19 TEAM MEMBERS
1 DOG BITE
2 MUGGINGS
1 BROKEN ELBOW
9 FOOD POISONINGS
1 KIDNEY INFECTION
15 WAR ZONES
320 SOUVENIRS
VERY LITTLE SLEEP

Nick Butter running 196 marathon his Rehband QD Compression Socks

 

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