a marathon in every country in the world

running the world 196

On November 10th 2019, Nick Butter crossed the finish line he'd been running towards for 2 years. Nick ran 8000km+ around the world. One marathon in each of the 196 countries on earth. 3 marathons a week, every week, for 96 weeks. Doing so he claimed the crown for the first and only person to run a full marathon distance in every country on the planet. His 674 day expedition will go down in history as one of the most daring feats of physical, mental, financial, and logistical endurance.

  Highlights Reel  

Nick crossing the line after 674 days on the road. A new world first and over £100,000 raised for Prostate Cancer UK. He crosses the line hand in hand with Kevin, his inspiration behind the journey and a gathering of friends from around the world.

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Hi my name is Kevin Webber, I was diagnosed with incurable advanced prostate cancer in November 2014 and given as little as 2 years to live.

Since then I have been through mental torment, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a never ending daily drugs routine, however, this has not stopped me running many marathons and Ultramarathons including The Marathon Des Sables. I will continue to run until I physically cant as this helps me raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.

I met Nick in my tent (Tent 105) at the Marathon Des Sables a number of years ago and was instantly impressed with his drive and determination. His attitude is something I only gained on diagnosis and I am grateful for what he has done for me both in inspiration and raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK


1,000 men a month die from prostate cancer in the UK alone, it’s the biggest male cancer so it needs to be tamed as since my diagnosis over 40,000 men have died in the UK from this disease with seven times as many men taking it with them to the grave. Please donate if you can


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