Ep 42: Nick Butter on His Journey of Running a Marathon in Every Country in the World and 200 Marathons in 128 Days
Nick Butter is a British endurance athlete, adventurer, speaker and best selling author. He holds four world records and two world firsts and is the first to run a marathon in every country. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Nick talks about his life journey, experiences while running around the world, and more with our host Vikas Singh.
00:00 – About this episode; why has this been such a special episode
02:26 – Welcome Nick to the show!
03:25 – Beginning to Nick’s running journey – how did it all start?
07:02 – Training with a full-time job: managing and growing interest in running
10:44 – How did Nick begin to dream about the incredible feats — the importance of dreaming, Kevin Webber and more
15:41 – Planning and executing a run in every country of the world — a journey in itself
21:16 – Nick’s various experiences while running around the world
25:00 – Why was Nick while running?
26:48 – Recovery and Nutrition
32:38 – The 196 Foundation – cause, purpose and how you can get associated
35:34 – The Great Britain Run – running 200 marathons in 128 days!
39:53 – The grand Italian tour – planning and execution
45:30 – Nick’s message to runners around the world
Nick Butter is best known as the first person in history to run a marathon in each of the world’s 196 countries, which he did over 674 days from 2018 to 2019. During that challenge, Nick experienced a gunshot, a minor heart attack, and a kidney infection. Nick’s journey is about planning, achieving, celebrating and distributing to the community around the world through his charitable organization, The 196 Foundation. His latest feat of running 200 marathons along the coast of Great Britain in 128 days has been solely for the cause of serving the society.
To know more about Nick,
196 Foundation: www.the196foundation.com
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built with a focus on bringing science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.