The scale of this challenge didn’t go unnoticed – Kevin was awarded a place on the 2015 ‘Happy List’ – envisaged as an antidote to the ‘rich list’, the Happy list celebrates the inspirational heroes and heroines whose kindness, ingenuity and bravery makes Britain a better place to live. He also set two – World Records:
The Fastest Man Around The World
- The First Person to Circumnavigate the world on-foot-unsupported.
The 9th of April 2015, Kevin Carr reached Haytor Dartmoor – the exact same spot that he’d left some 621 days earlier. Continually running Eastwards he ran coast to coast across four continents and one sub continent- closing a loop around the world.
Running 16,300 Miles through 26 countries he ran the equivalent of 622 full marathons. Twice entering the Arctic region, running and camping in temperatures as low as -31 Celsius, he climbed the Andes Mountains some 12,000ft high and ran through Canyons facing scorching temperatures well over 50 degrees Celsius. Unsupported – this entailed pushing various carts (at times weighing more than his own body weight, when food and water provisions had to be carried across the desert)
It’s impossible to grasp the enormity of this expedition – to try to put it into scale, let’s compare it to two well known expeditions – hiking to the North Pole or hiking Everest – both mainly consist of walking, very slowly for approximately six weeks.
The world run expedition – entailed running (not walking) for 88 weeks vs Walking for 6 weeks they’re barely comparable.
Kevin is currently writing the book:
How do you build the unstoppable?
– That’s the question Kevin Carr faced when he decided to attempt one of the toughest expeditions of all time.
In 2015 Kevin became the first person to SOLO the world
The strategies Kevin implemented in order to be able to – single handedly take on the world ( Running a 16,300 Mile circumnavigation of our planet across five continents – with no support crew) combined with lessons learnt and refined on the road – is what he shares with your team when you hire him to speak at your next event.
How do you build the mindset and physical stamina (in your spare time) necessary, to be capable of literally ‘Taking on the world?’
How do you build unstoppable determination – yet remain flexible enough to rapidly handle unforeseen hurdles along the route. (Flooding, changes in border control laws, wild dogs, bear attacks etc!)
Can you honestly think of many things more daunting or demanding than running more than a marathon a day every day for more than 600 days straight, in temperatures ranging from -31C to plus 55C?
Easy – Imagine facing the mental stress of sleeping rough? Hiding in your sleeping bag or tent behind hedges, under bridges or on the side of roads in Arctic, then later Desert climes? Imagine having to do this in dozens of countries where you can’t understand the local tongue.
Cultivating the habits necessary to handle stress and continuing to perform at your peak under such conditions is the cornerstone of success in any expedition and any great challenge we face.
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“I’m currently the fastest man around the world, one of the strongest endurance athletes of my generation. This isn’t the result of winning the genetic lottery – until the age of 15 I was the smallest pupil in a mixed school with over 1,200 pupils, noticeably underdeveloped for my age. During college I became clinically depressed – after receiving medication since proven to be completely unsuitable for adolescents (increasing suicidal idealisation by over 400%) – I made a very serious attempt at my own life, I was very fortunate to survive.
When you hire me to speak at your school I share with your pupils – the strategies I used to rebuild my self confidence, then develop the physical and mental strength necessary to become the first person in History to literally ‘take on the world’ solo”.
Kevin believes fees for schools – set by speakers Bureaus are out of the reach of the majority of schools. As such he developed the ‘Multi-School-Speaker-Program’ this enables you to book a truly inspirational speaker for your school or college for a tiny fraction of those set by the Bureaus.
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