British marathon runner Kevin Carr, who plans to create a world record by becoming the fastest person to circumnavigate the globe on foot by covering over 1,800 miles from east to west passing through six continents, made a pitstop in Pune on Wednesday.
Running to aid two charities – British Red Cross and SANE – he hopes to raise 10,000 pounds.
Carr, who kicked off his epic run from Devon in England on July 28 last year, plans to run across France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, India, Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and France before returning to England 19 months later.
Carr keeps his followers informed by posting updates on twitter with a feed from his GPS tracker.
On January 24, after completing his England-Asia-Via the Arctic route at Istanbul an reaching Mumbai, Carr tweeted “Stood in the sea Juhu beach west coast India 750Miles/25Days time will reach Chennai on the East coast!”.
As he kicked off his run in India, he faced problems with mosquitoes and traffic. On Sunday, he tweeted from Panvel, “17 miles yesterday one mosquito bite per mile so far malaria and histamine tablets for breakfast!!
Well over 30Degrees with weather warning and heat stress.” As he continued his journey from the Western Ghats, he revealed he was getting used to the heat.
On Tuesday, on his way to Kamshed, Carr tweeted, “Very hot day again combined with climbing a mountain range led to v painful chaffing on chaffing still hit my target of 25M so happy 26Tommorow! #Hardwayround.”
His latest tweet from Pune reads “First day broke Marathon distance in India yesterday which is tough while pushing almost half bodyweight in 32Deg’s the locals r v friendly #Hardwayround.”
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