Jesper Olson’s 26,323km lap of the world. How one man ran a single lap of the Earth. Come and meet him in person. (And get 2 for 1 tickets!)
On October 23, 2005 Dane Jesper Kenn Olsen, 34 became the first person to successfully run, in daily increments ranging from 14-93km, one lap around the Earth on land masses, setting a Guinness Book of World Records record.
What began from the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, England on January 1, 2004, ended there 26,323 km later – One lap around the World – on October 23, 2005.
During his World Run Jesper passed through Vancouver and was immediately adopted by the local ultrarunning community. All that have met him were inspired by his humble spirit, determination and humour.
Jesper will be back in Vancouver to present “How on Earth” did he do it? During this World Run Project Lecture you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from Jesper himself how the impossible became reality, not only from the perspective of an ultrarunner, but from that of a University of Copenhagen scholar of international politics.
If you order the tickets through me (troy at troyangrignon dot com), you can get them 2 for 1 (2 tickets for $30, or $15 each).