The Man Who Ran a Marathon in Every Country! Interview with Nick Butter

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In this episode we speak with British runner Nick Butter who is the first person in history to run a marathon in every country on Earth. Plus in the quick tip segment Angie shares tips on safely running in cold weather.

Interview with Nick Butter

Nick Butter is a 31 year old ultra runner from Dorset, UK. He is the first person in history to complete a marathon in every country of the world. He finished his last marathon on November 10th, 2019 and averaged three marathons a week for 96 weeks. A documentary about Nick’s accomplishment is due out in 2020 as well as the first of three books he’s been contracted to write. Nick used his journey to raise money for Prostrate Cancer UK.

Quick Stats

Taken from Nick’s Instagram

196 Marathons ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
196 Countries visited ๐Ÿ—บ (all of โ€˜em)
10,000,000 Steps running ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
8,271 Kilometres run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ 19 Marathons run with the shits ๐Ÿ’ฉ
101 Marathons run without food ๐Ÿฅ˜
1,014 Litres of water during marathons ๐Ÿ’ฆ
255,000 miles flown โœˆ๏ธ
9 Presidents ran with me
41 Ambassadors ran with me
100% carbon OFFSET โœ…
5000+ Running buddies ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
6303 Daylight Kilometres ๐ŸŒ•
1967 Darkness Kilometres ๐ŸŒ‘
-25C Temperature lowest โ„
+59C Temperature highest โ˜€
60+ Paid bribes ๐Ÿ’ฐ
5 Broken down cars ๐Ÿš˜
5900+ Kilometres driven ๐Ÿš™
400,000+ Photos taken ๐Ÿ“ท
2,411 New friends ๐Ÿ‘ฅ
18 Trains ๐Ÿš‚
344 Big Planes โœˆ๏ธ
111 Tiny Planes ๐Ÿ›ฉ
50 Buses ๐ŸšŒ
290+ Taxis ๐Ÿš•
11 Cars ๐Ÿš˜
29 Metro ๐Ÿš‡
4 Hitch hiked ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
0 Alcohol ๐Ÿท
400+ Mission Teas โ˜•๏ธ
80 McDonaldโ€™s ๐ŸŸ
100+ brownies ๐Ÿซ
190 Room service ๐Ÿจ
298+ Pasta dishes๐Ÿ
Juice Plus Tablets 500 ๐Ÿ’Š
Pulsin Bars 99 ๐Ÿฅก
150 Crap food days ๐Ÿ”
35 No meal daysโœ–
289+ Chocolate bars ๐Ÿซ
1 Dog bite ๐Ÿ•
11 Near misses โ—๏ธ
2 Muggings โ˜•
1 Hit by car
1 Broken elbow
22 marathons on food poisoning
4 marathons with kidney infection
1 Tooth infection ๐Ÿ’‰
320 Painkiller free days๐Ÿ’Š
229 Malaria tablets๐Ÿ’Š
280 different beds ๐Ÿ›
156 hotels๐Ÿจ
11 hostels๐Ÿ˜
59 host families๐Ÿ 
29 Guest Houses๐Ÿก
599+ Airports๐Ÿ›ฃ
4 Yurts โ›บ
29 Camp fires ๐Ÿ”ฅ
690,000 Calories running ๐Ÿฝ
92 Number of animals seen ๐Ÿฆ“
40 Number of languages ๐Ÿ—ฃ
5 Tribes ๐Ÿ—ฟ
24 Volcanos ๐ŸŒ‹
5 Mountain ranges ๐Ÿ”
88 Schools Visited ๐Ÿง’
140 News channels
260 Interviews ๐Ÿ’ 
592 Marathons run all time
89 Ultras run all time
45,000 km run all time

Also Mentioned in This Episode

Nick Butter on the web: Instagram | Website

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One Response to The Man Who Ran a Marathon in Every Country! Interview with Nick Butter

  1. Bryan Grullon December 16, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

    What an incredible journey that must have been! Listening to the story alone is not enough to imagine an sheer highs and lows through the various countries.

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