Nick Butter, a 30-year-old runner from the UK, became the first person to complete marathons in all 193 countries recognised by the UN. He took 674 days to complete the challenge and raised over $83,000 (around Rs 60 lakh) towards a charity on prostate cancer.
A former banker, Butter ran his first marathon at the age of 11. For completing the challenge, he took 455 flights, went through 10 passports, was bitten by a dog and got mugged twice.
Butter told CNN,
“You’ve got to value your time, you cannot just assume that you’re going to get to retirement and live this life, you’ve got to go and do what you want now.”
Butter told The Guardian,
“The feeling of crossing that finish line was like many other finish lines, in the sense that I’m tired and I want a drink and want to go to bed. The elation of finishing that run with Kevin and everyone else behind me was just so amazing.”
He has run a total of 592 marathons.