Meet Nick Butter, who is running a marathon in every country in the world! That's 196 marathons...! And yep, it includes war torn countries and those sadly suffering from civil unrest.
Nick's challenge starts in January 2018. There are currently 196 official countries. He will start in London, UK, and make his way around the globe, documenting everything from race prep, the people he meets, and the incredible cultures he’ll experience. Nick will set a world record for the fastest time to run a marathon in every sovereign state on earth. He will also link up with other runners all over the world to form a global community, relying on others for a place to stay in every country. Click here to find out more about running with Nick or giving him a place to stay.
So who is Nick, why is he running a marathon in every country in the world and what gets him out of bed each morning (apart from TrueStart Coffee of course!)
Check out Nick's ACE 2-minute video here:
Who is Nick?
Nick is an ultra runner, serial explorer, and all round adventure at heart. In simple terms he believes in leaving a legacy.
"If I’m lucky enough to get to the point in life when I’m old and grey, chatting with my grandchildren I want to know i’ve explored every inch of the planet. I want to have exhausted every ounce of my potential, challenged myself beyond what is comprehendible and leave the planet knowing I did everything in my power to make the best use of my time; to love, to work hard, and to spend as little time as possible in the so called comfort zone.
I believe that it’s the crazy things, the things that no one is doing, and the things that we’re afraid to do… which are in fact exactly that which leaves a positive mark on the world. By exploring, trying new things, pushing myself and never sitting back and saying I’ve finished, I’ll hopefully be able to inspire young minds, old minds, any minds; that we can all do our bit. Even if our ‘bit’ is just being grateful for today. Tomorrow is a maybe, today is a privilege, let’s go make the most of today.
I strive to do good, be good, and succeed. Many people say running is an individual sport, but actually those of you that run, I’m sure you know, the running community is the biggest team sport that exists."
Why is Nick running the world?
"My goal is to raise £250,000 and loads of awareness for prostate cancer, in the name of his great friend Kevin who suffers from the disease. Inspire young people to live their dream and make a difference. I believe we all have a chance to leave the world better than we found it, and this is my way of making a mark. Besides from running, I will use my love of photography to capture the trip and share my story."
So Nick, apart from a TrueStart Coffee - what gets you out of bed each morning?
TrueStart Coffee are proud to be fuelling Nick on this incredible journey.