List of pedestrian circumnavigators
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|Ignacio Dean Mouliaá||March 21, 2013 - March 20, 2016||33,000 km||Ignacio "Nacho" Dean is a Spanish adventurer and fifth man to walk around the world. He successfully walked 33,000 km (20,505 miles) solo, unsupported & in one stretch, crossed 4 continents and 31 countries during 3 years (1095 days) in a fully transparent and documented by media and social nets circumnavigation of the globe. You can find pictures, videos, interviews, maps, articles in his website: www.earthwidewalk.org. He planned to publish a book of his adventure in April 2017.|
|Robert Garside||October 20, 1997 – June 13, 2003||48,000 km||Robert Garside, aka The Runningman" is a British runner credited by Guinness World Records as the first person to run around the world. Garside began his record-setting run following two aborted attempts from Cape Town, South Africa and London, England. Garside set off from New Delhi, India on 20 October 1997, completing his run back at the same point on 13 June 2003. The Runningman's website:|
|Jesper Kenn Olsen||January 1, 2004 – October 23, 2005||26,232 km||Jesper Kenn Olsen ran 26,232 kilometres in his first world run per the World Runners Association (WRA) guidelines.
Jesper Olsen is the first person to be inducted into the WRA membership, as noted on their web site. His run was scrutinized by the ultra running community. You can find the entire history of world run 1, the runners involved, the daily reports, pictures, detailed maps, GPS documentation, etc., at the old world run website.
|Tom Denniss||December 31, 2011 – September 13, 2013||26,232.47 km||Second runner credited with a proper documented world run as per the World Runners Association rules. He holds the record for the fastest circumnavigation on foot and is the second person to be inducted into the WRA membership. Tom Denniss's website:|
|Tony Mangan||October 25, 2010 – October 27 2014||50,000 km||Third runner to successfully run around the world. Having run 50,000 km in a fully transparent and documented run, he holds the record for the longest world run per the World Runners Association guidelines. Tony Mangan is the third person to be inducted into the WRA membership.
Tony Mangan's website: http://www.theworldjog.com/
|Kevin John Carr||July 28 2013 – April 9 2015||26,232 km||Aiming to be the fourth runner credited with a proper documented world run, he followed the WRA rules in his attempt to break Tom Denniss's record for the fastest circumnavigation of the world on foot. Ratification of his claim by WRA is still pending. Kevin Carr plans to publish a book he is in the process of writing as per his website.|
|Rosie Swale-Pope||First woman to run/walk the northern hemisphere. She did not follow World Runners Association guidelines, primarily by running three continents instead of the minimum four and not crossing and recrossing the equator. She elected to run totally in the northern hemisphere; an additional 4,000 km run across Australia would have met the WRA guidelines.
|David Kunst||June 20, 1970 – October 5, 1974||First man to walk around the world, covering four continents. At 14,500 miles, his distance is below the minimum required for WRA membership; however, the WRA and its rules did not exist at the time of his walk. With relation to WRA rules where a minimum of four continents are required he had a gap (Burma between India and Thailand).
David Kunst has a website and wrote the book The Man Who Walked Around The World.
|Steven M. Newman||April 1, 1983 – April 1, 1987||Second man to walk around the world.
His walk was very similar to David Kunst's, covering four continents and 14,500 miles. This distance is below the minimum required for WRA membership; however, the WRA and its rules did not exist at the time of his walk. With relation to WRA rules where a minimum of four continents are required he had two gaps (Burma between India and Thailand, and in the Middle East). Steven Newman has a website and wrote the books Worldwalk and Letters from Steven.
|Jean Beliveau||August 18th, 2000, at 9:00 am – October 15, 2011||Third man to walk around the world walking 75,000 km for 11 years in 64 countries. This is the longest continuous world walk and has preliminary qualification stage for recognition per the WRA guidelines. These guidelines have a verification/recognition process for world walkers within their world runner verification process. A six-continent world walk with four having no gaps is likely to be the first fully documented world walk. His website was closely and regularly monitored during his expedition by a member of the WRA, albeit prior to that member's membership to the WRA. This is the only world walk and circumnavigation which seems to fulfill all the qualification requirements, especially the minimum distance required. He wrote a book in French, L'Homme Qui Marche.|
|Arthur Blessitt||December 25, 1969 – present||40,600 miles||Known for carrying a cross through every nation of the world, 321 countries (including Island Groups and Territories), of which 54 were in open war. This expedition was not possible to scrutinize, and it would be up to the walker to provide transparency evidence, but he started before the WRA created rules about this. The WRA authenticity procedure is tougher than that used by Guinness.
Guinness World Records 2014 page 271 and https://web.archive.org/web/20131116095408/http://www.blessitt.com/GuinnessRecords/GuinnessRecordsPage.html
|Ffyona Campbell||20,000 miles||First female claiming to walk around the world. Later she admitted to taking transport on one stretch in USA whilst ill and having to fulfill sponsors demands. She later returned to walk that stretch.
This walk was in stages and does not fulfill circumnavigation criteria.
|Dumitru Dan||1910-1923||100,000 km = 62,137 miles||He crossed five continents over three oceans, through 76 countries and over 1,500 cities, wearing out 497 pairs of shoes.|