“She loved it, probably more than me, because she didn’t have to do the running.”
Australian Tom Denniss, who has become the fastest person to circumnavigate the world on foot, after an epic marathon that saw him chalk up 26,000 kilometres in 20 months, talking about his wife’s reaction to his feat. Denniss began his journey around the world on New Year’s Eve, 2011, setting off from the Sydney Opera House. He travelled the equivalent of a marathon a day for 622 days and went through 17 pairs of running shoes.

“[My body] feels stronger now than when I started. I think I’ve just got used to it. It’s not the thing that most people are ever going to undertake, but if you do, I think you’ll find the body will adapt very well.”