I am in Winterport, Maine celebrating the holidays with my in-laws. A few days ago I read in the local paper that an Irish ultra runner, Tony Mangan, would be coming through town. Tony is on a quest to run around the world. He’ll be running over 40,000 kilometers, across 5 continents. It is going to take him 3 years. He’ll be averaging over 26 miles per day. Pretty incredible. You can find out more about the run at http://www.theworldjog.com.
So I figured I’d try to meet up with Tony and get him a few Clean Bottles for the trip. After all, he can’t be taking risks with bacteria filled water bottles when he’s trying to circumnavigate the globe!
So I had my father in-law drive me to the outskirts of town looking for Tony. I saw him and recorded him as he ran toward me. I started to talk with him but Tony, understandably not wanting to stand around in the 17 degree weather, asked me to run with him. Then he asked me if I wanted to push his stroller that carries all his stuff with him. Next thing I know I’m running in my jeans with Tony. We ended up running for about half an hour together until he reached the end of town, where a kind local guy had read his story and offered him a place to stay.
I did a quick interview with Tony when we got to the edge of town. Here it is. Enjoy!