2 years of planning, 2 years of running – against all odds – I did it. A marathon in every country in the world. This book covers the why, the lead up, my philosophy of the planet, and the vast brilliance of humanity.

Words from Penguin.

 Nick is a hugely inspiring figure and an exceptional story teller. Nick’s passion is infectious, and he has the ability to share is extraordinary experiences with warmth, humour, humanity, and to make you feel as though you were right there with him every step of the way.

Publisher – Penguin Random House

In 2019, Nick Butter became the first man to run a marathon in every country on Earth. This is Nick’s story of his world record-breaking adventure and the extraordinary people who joined him along the way.

On January 6th 2018, Nick Butter tied his laces and stepped out on to an icy pavement in Toronto, where he began to take the first steps of an epic journey that would see him run 196 marathons in every one of the world’s 196 countries. Spending almost two years on the road and relying on the kindness of strangers to keep him moving, Nick’s odyssey allowed him to travel slowly, on foot, immersing himself in the diverse cultures and customs of his host nations.

Running through capital cities and deserts, around islands and through spectacular landscapes, Nick dodges bullets in Guinea-Bissau, crosses battlefields in Syria, survives a wild dog attack in Tunisia and runs around an erupting volcano in Guatemala. Along the way, he is often joined by local supporters and fellow runners, curious children and bemused passers-by. Telling their stories alongside his own, Nick captures the unique spirit of each place he visits and forges a new relationship with the world around him.

Running the World captures Nick’s journey as he sets three world records and covers over five thousand miles. As he recounts his adventures, he shares his unique perspective on our glorious planet, celebrates the diversity of human experience, and reflects on the overwhelming power of running.

Product details

  • Publisher : Bantam Press (12 Nov. 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 464 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1787631729
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1787631724
  • Dimensions : 15.3 x 3.6 x 23.5 cm

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