By The Numbers
28, BRISTOL, RUNNING A MARATHON IN EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
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...