In 2007, Robert Garside “The Runningman” was officially honoured by Guinness World Records as the first and only person ever to have run around the world.

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It was a record-breaking journey across six continents that began in 1997 at India Gate in India’s capital, New Delhi and an odyssey through some of the most important historical events of our time.

Carrying little more than a map and a small backpack, he ran. Ran and ran through towns, cities, up mountains and across rivers and deserts, in a quest to conquer the last sporting milestone.

On the 30,000-mile journey, The Runningman’s path crossed with many interesting characters―some who offered help and wisdom―but as he soon learned, not everyone had good intentions.

The Runningman endured swarms of flies and deadly snakes in Africa, treacherous blizzards and avalanches in The Himalayas and infection in The Amazon Jungle, to name but a few adventures.

His run became legendary and by 2003, after six long years on the road, The Runningman arrived back at the starting point at New Delhi, India and earned a place in sporting history.

The rest, as they say, is history!

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