This is part 1 of a 2 part interview with Aleks Kashefi, who has just finished his 6000km run from the north of Europe to the South as one continuous adventure.
There’s plenty to hear in these extended interviews as it was a self supported venture with the aim to run between 35 and 50 km a day.
But he did start in the Autumn heading into Winter so Mother Nature might change things. Oh and he was running in sandals!
The most northern point of mainland Europe is Nordkapp in Norway, deep within the Arctic circle. The most southern point is Tarifa in Spain. A mere 10 miles from the coast of the African continent.
The route will be around 5-6000km long and the plan was to finish in 6 months, starting on August 3rd.
A self supported trip means carrying a tent, sleeping bag, clothes, food when needed and everything else so that the journey can be made with everything needed to survive autumn and winter.
The ideal is to average between 35 and 50km a day, but all depends on Mother Nature and what happens along the way. Either way, this run will finish at Tarifa, on or before the 4th of February.
He was doing in aid of charities. The Stroke Association, Mountain Rescue and The Thomas Theyer Foundation. Please consider making a donation after listening to this. It all helps towards a very big target.
Thanks to all his sponsors and assistance for everything
they did to support his adventure.
Reach Aleks here;