By The Num­bers

28, BRIS­TOL, RUN­NING A MARATHON IN EV­ERY COUN­TRY IN THE WORLD

Runner's World (UK) - - IN THIS ISSUE -

Nick But­ter is run­ning around the world

NICK BUT­TER was in the Sa­hara when he de­cided to run a marathon in ev­ery coun­try of the world. That’s 196 marathons. He was run­ning the Marathon des Sables and was bunk­ing with Kevin Web­ber ( RW, April 2018), who has ter­mi­nal prostate can­cer. ‘Kevin told me, “Do what you re­ally want to do,”’ says Nick. ‘And what I’d re­ally wanted to do for many years is to run a marathon in ev­ery coun­try.’ The jour­ney it­self is re­mark­able, but it’s the mes­sage that is truly im­por­tant: rais­ing aware­ness of prostate can­cer. ‘It’s such an un­der­funded, poorly un­der­stood dis­ease, so it’s great to feel this chal­lenge is help­ing to bring it to peo­ple’s at­ten­tion,’ says Nick.

CIT­I­ZEN OF THE WORLD On his great ad­ven­ture, Nick has been alone for long pe­ri­ods, suf­fered aches and pains, met won­der­ful peo­ple, seen some ex­tra­or­di­nary sights, made a smi­ley face from a piece of wa­ter­melon and, oc­ca­sion­ally, tried to re­mem­ber which...

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