© 2024 Peoria Public Radio
A joint service of Bradley University and Illinois State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

A British man just ran the entire length of Africa — nearly 10,000 miles

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martínez.

A British man just ran the entire length of Africa - nearly 10,000 miles - starting in South Africa and finishing in Tunisia. It took Russ Cook 352 days. That's about 28 miles on average each day, more than a marathon. Cook has in the past run from Istanbul to London. He also holds a record for the fastest marathon while pulling a car. On his African adventure, he raised over three-quarters of a million dollars for charity.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by an NPR contractor. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.