Run the World

Run the World is a global challenge that has been created by Dan Thompson, a British businessman and sports enthusiast, who has undertaken to run 10km in every country in the world – a total of 206 countries – by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Following the recent death of his mother from cancer, Dan is doing the challenge to raise money for cancer research and to promote the health benefits of an active lifestyle.

The Run The World Challenge follows on from Dan’s 2012 Olympic Challenge which saw him undertake every different Olympic and Paralympic event – 114 events in total including show jumping, the 10m high dive, white water canoeing, 10km open water swim, 150km road cycle, 50km walk, the marathon and the pole vault.

You can follow Run the World on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and on its Blog.