Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz

Running The World, by Nick Butter

October 01, 2021 Alan and Liz
Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz
Running The World, by Nick Butter
Show Notes

Running The World  is Nick Butter’s story of his attempt to run a marathon in every country in the world as both a World Record attempt, and to raise money for prostate cancer UK. Every country, really means every country, including: North Korea, which had to be timed with the marathon held there in order to get into the country; Venezuela, where he ran in the city of Caracas, known as the “kidnapping capital of the world”; and countries which were at war like Somalia, South Sudan, and Syria. Nick wanted his last marathon to be the event held in Athens, Greece, on the 10th of November 2019 due to its symbolism as the birthplace of the marathon. Just to add an extra challenge along the way, he also attempted to run all the world marathon majors meaning that he actually ran more than once in some countries! As with many big projects, not much went according to plan, and both Nick, and his team back home in the UK, had to think on their feet and often rely on strangers to help make things happen.

Nick Butter is a British endurance athlete, adventurer, speaker and author. He held a more traditional corporate job in the past, but left it all behind to pursue his passions. Nick holds 4 world records, and 2 world firsts. He's also the first, and only person to have run a marathon in every country in the world, and he did so in just 674 days. 

If you would like to follow Nick Butter's adventures, or donate to the 196 foundation, you can find everything on his website You can also follow him on Instagram @nickbutterrun.

If you are interested in getting a copy of Running The World , it is available on Nick's website or on Amazon:

Big thank you to the publisher, Bantam Press, for providing a review copy of the book, and to author, Nick Butter, for taking the time to speak with us.

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