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Nick is in the process of writing his 4th book, and finally finishing collating his Photography Journal 'Running The World - The Photography Journal'. If you would like to register your interest in this book please email Thank you.
A huge thank you to all who have made 'Running The World' a huge best seller - more adventures, and adventure writing pending...

Publisher: Penguin

Publishing Date: Nov 2020

Words: Nick Butter

Photography: Nick Butter

In 2019, Nick Butter became the first man to run a marathon in every country on Earth. This is Nick's story of his world record-breaking adventure and the extraordinary people who joined him along the way.

On January 6th 2018, Nick Butter tied his laces and stepped out on to an icy pavement in Toronto, where he began to take the first steps of an epic journey that would see him run 196 marathons in every one of the world's 196 countries. Spending almost two years on the road and relying on the kindness of strangers to keep him moving, Nick's odyssey allowed him to travel slowly, on foot, immersing himself in the diverse cultures and customs of his host nations.

Running through capital cities and deserts, around islands and through spectacular landscapes, Nick dodges bullets in Guinea-Bissau, crosses battlefields in Syria, survives a wild dog attack in Tunisia and runs around an erupting volcano in Guatemala. Along the way, he is often joined by local supporters and fellow runners, curious children and bemused passers-by. Telling their stories alongside his own, Nick captures the unique spirit of each place he visits and forges a new relationship with the world around him.

Running the World captures Nick's journey as he sets three world records and covers over five thousand miles. As he recounts his adventures, he shares his unique perspective on our glorious planet, celebrates the diversity of human experience, and reflects on the overwhelming power of running.

Publisher: Penguin

Publishing Date: Feb 2021

Words: Nick Butter & Gestalten

Photography: Nick Butter & Others


Running is one of the most popular and accessible sports in the world. From training apps to park runs, marathons, and ultra-marathons, the world of running is diverse and widespread. Offering insight on its rich history whilst demystifying the science of the body, On the Run has been composed to educate and inspire runners of all experience levels. Inspiring you to put your best foot forward, this title looks at races and clubs throughout the world and displays how runners from different backgrounds, of different ages, and with different abilities are championing the sport.

More than a health trend, running fosters community. On the Run is a step by step introduction into this adrenaline-fuelled world, providing mentorship and encouragement through profiles of runners setting the pace in their own ways.

     Available to Pre Order     
Available Mid 2021
Nick took over 400,000 photos on his world record setting run around the world. This large format coffee table style, photo book will hold beautiful and moving images from every country in the world. If you'd like to pre order this book, please email
This book will be like no other - capturing every country, faces, places, and smiles and slums. With a selection of poetry, written accounts of the stories behind the photos and of course the images themselves.
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