Tony Mangan

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Tony Mangan
Tony Mangan in Kittery, Maine, USA
2 January 2011
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Born (1957-04-20) 20 April 1957 (age 63)

Tony Mangan (born 20 April 1957 in Dublin) is an ultra distance runner from Ireland. He completed on 27 October 2014 a 50 000 km distance running around the world for Aware, [1] a charity helping to defeat depression. He is the current world 48-hour indoor track record holder 426.178 km. Also the world 48-hour treadmill record 405.22 km. Mangan states, "I didn't start running till I was almost 30. Then I dreamed of running around the World. I got delayed for over 20 years for many reasons, breaking a few world ultra records. Now I am retired from competition I can finally live my dream." [2] [3]


World Jog

Tony's "World Jog", began with his participation in the Dublin Marathon on 25 October 2010. He moved from east to west, commencing in Ireland North America, before proceeding to Central and South America and on to Australia, Asia and Europe before returning to Ireland. He finished on 27 October 2014, to finish where he started with the Dublin marathon.

Mangan's completed a distance of approximately 50 000 km over a four-year period of near-continuous travel. This involves running roughly the distance of a marathon per day. Mangan made the journey as continuous as possible on a world map. Each day he ran with his buggy, named Nirvana, which is best known in the U.S. as a runner's stroller. It has one small wheel in the front and two large ones in the back. Mangan packs a tent, tarp, extra shoes, clothes and some food where most runners would sit an infant or toddler. [4] [5] [6]

Other achievements

Current World 48-hour indoor track record holder. In 2007 Tony Mangan received the IAU (International Association of Ultrarunners) recognition for "the new World Best Performance 48h indoor by Men" for his extraordinary race, 426.178 km ran during the Jami BRNO Spring Ultramarathon, 48h Indoor. This was also the first time in history that a runner has run 200 km for two consecutive days. On day one Tony ran 223 km while on day two he ran 203 km. He is also known for his 48h treadmill records. Tony's 48-hour treadmill attempt record was registered in 2003 along with a 24‑hour treadmill world record. His 48-hour performance was broken in 2004 by another runner but Tony regained his status at the Longford marathon expo in 2008 when he ran the "greatest distance travelled on a treadmill in 48 hours, 405.22 km (251.79 mi)", result acknowledged by the Guinness World Records. [7] [8]

Personal Bests

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