The Man Who Ran a Marathon in Every Country! Interview with Nick Butter

The Man Who Ran a Marathon in Every Country! Interview with Nick Butter

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In this episode we speak with British runner Nick Butter who is the first person in history to run a marathon in every country on Earth. Plus in the quick tip segment Angie shares tips on safely running in cold weather.

Nick Butter is a 31 year old ultra runner from Dorset, UK. He is the first person in history to complete a marathon in every country of the world. He finished his last marathon on November 10th, 2019 and averaged three marathons a week for 96 weeks. A documentary about Nick’s accomplishment is due out in 2020 as well as the first of three books he’s been contracted to write. Nick used his journey to raise money for Prostrate Cancer UK.

Quick Stats

Taken from Nick’s Instagram

196 Marathons 🏃🏼‍♂️
196 Countries visited 🗺 (all of ‘em)
10,000,000 Steps running 🏃🏼‍♂️
8,271 Kilometres run 🏃‍♂️ 19 Marathons run with the shits 💩
101 Marathons run without food 🥘
1,014 Litres of water during marathons 💦
255,000 miles flown ✈️
9 Presidents ran with me
41 Ambassadors ran with me
100% carbon OFFSET ✅
5000+ Running buddies 🏃🏼‍♂️
6303 Daylight Kilometres 🌕
1967 Darkness Kilometres 🌑
-25C Temperature lowest ❄
+59C Temperature highest ☀
60+ Paid bribes 💰
5 Broken down cars 🚘
5900+ Kilometres driven 🚙
400,000+ Photos taken 📷
2,411 New friends 👥

🔸Transport
18 Trains 🚂
344 Big Planes ✈️
111 Tiny Planes 🛩
50 Buses 🚌
290+ Taxis 🚕
11 Cars 🚘
29 Metro 🚇
4 Hitch hiked 👍🏼

🔸Food
0 Alcohol 🍷
400+ Mission Teas ☕️
80 McDonald’s 🍟
100+ brownies 🍫
190 Room service 🏨
298+ Pasta dishes🍝
Juice Plus Tablets 500 💊
Pulsin Bars 99 🥡
150 Crap food days 🍔
35 No meal days✖
289+ Chocolate bars 🍫

🔸Health
1 Dog bite 🐕
11 Near misses ❗️
2 Muggings ☕
1 Hit by car
1 Broken elbow
22 marathons on food poisoning
4 marathons with kidney infection
1 Tooth infection 💉
320 Painkiller free days💊
229 Malaria tablets💊

🔸Accommodation
280 different beds 🛏
156 hotels🏨
11 hostels🏘
59 host families🏠
29 Guest Houses🏡
599+ Airports🛣
4 Yurts ⛺

🔸Other
29 Camp fires 🔥
690,000 Calories running 🍽
92 Number of animals seen 🦓
40 Number of languages 🗣
5 Tribes 🗿
24 Volcanos 🌋
5 Mountain ranges 🏔
88 Schools Visited 🧒
140 News channels
260 Interviews 💠
592 Marathons run all time
89 Ultras run all time
45,000 km run all time

Also Mentioned in This Episode

Nick Butter on the web: Instagram | Website

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About Trevor Spencer

Trevor Spencer is the producer of the Marathon Training Academy Podcast. He loves to inspire people to take action in their fitness and life.



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