World Run II Update: The Run Is Done!Posted on the 01 August 2012 by Kungfujedi
As I write this, Jesper is already back home and no doubt enjoying some much needed rest. But on July 27 he ran the final 200km (124 miles), mostly in rain and fog to reach the tip of Cape Spear along the Atlantic coast. His final GPS reading for the run? A staggering 36,896.8km (22,926.6 miles). That number is likely to be well off the mark however as his tracking device wasn't capable of handling more 99km at a time. That means the final tally is likely to exceed 37,000km (22,990 miles).
In his dispatch announcing the completion of the run, Jesper said that he is looking forward to getting back to his "normal" long distance running routine, namely 10k's and marathons. He also announced his retirement from these kinds of long distance endurance runs. His resume includes the first east-west run around the world and the first north-south run as well. He's also the first person to complete two runs around the world, racking up a mind boggling 63,000+km (39,146 miles) in the process. Whew! My legs are tired just thinking about that.
Huge congratulations to Jesper on this amazing achievement. I do hope he arrived home safely and is enjoying some time in an easy chair in front of the telly. He's definitely earned it.
As always, major thanks to Darrell Raubenheimer for keeping posted on Jesper's progress. Much appreciated mate!
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