Sunday, 27 July 2008

One small step for mankind, one giant leap for Geordiekind!

I've been trying to determine how many people have actually managed to run across the USA.  Tonight, I stumbled upon a brilliant website - which has very detailed info about everyone who has ever managed the mammoth distance.

Now the stats on that website really put things into perspective!  So far, 184 people have been successful since the records began in 1909.  Only 14 of them are British and as far as I can tell none of them are from the North East of England.  This could be history in the making as I attempt to become the first Geordie to run across the USA.  I was amazed to find that only 7 British people have ran the distance since I was born in 1971.