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Englishman Runs 196 Marathons In 196 Countries In Under Two Years

Englishman Runs 196 Marathons In 196 Countries In Under Two Years

Nick Butter completed an epic challenge over the weekend.

Over 674 days, the 30-year-old, who is originally from Dorset, ran 196 marathons - one in every country of the world

He is the first person complete the feat and did so to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. So far he has raised £77,000 of his £250,000 target.

Butter finished the challenge in Athens, the home of the marathon. Beginning in January 2018, he ran in both official marathons and those of his own making, filling ten passports and taking 455 flights along the way.

He crossed the line on Sunday with Kevin Webber, a friend who has prostate cancer and inspired him to take on the challenge.

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"I was bitten by a dog, I was mugged, I was robbed at knifepoint, I was put in a cell," he told CNN.

"I ran with a thousand people in El Salvador, I ran around erupting volcanoes."

To future proof his record, Butter actually ran 211 marathons. The extra ones were run in places which may be considered separate countries in the future.

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