Tony Mangan, the legendary Irish endurance runner and current World 48 Hour indoor track record-holder, has just finished the first leg of a 4-year 50,000km run around the world. He splashed into the Pacific at Ocean Beach, near san Diego, California on Saturday 21st May.
This first leg of his global journey took almost seven months. Tony ran 8,000km during that time, crossing Ireland, Newfoundland, Atlantic Canada (in the worst winter in North American history) and across the USA. His last section through the southern Californian desert was the most difficult part of the run so far.
Full details of his journey, which began with the Dublin marathon on October 25th 2010, can be found on his blog.
Tony will now take a 3 week timeout in Dublin before resuming his world run through Central and South America in June.
His main sponsors are the North Pole Marathon, the Great Outdoors and Chariot Carriers.
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