Kevin looks ahead to tackling the world’s ultimate endurance challenge
Committed athlete Kevin Carr has set himself the ultimate endurance challenge -to become the fastest person to run around the world.
The ultra-distance running Briton will begin his epic 18,000-mile adventure on Sunday (July 28) when he departs from Dartmoor.
Operating without a support team, Kevin will instead carry all his equipment in a purpose-built trailer he designed.
Running 32-plus miles a day, the 33-year-old expects to complete his global challenge in 18-19 months, in a bid to smash the record time by around 100 days.
He will cross a total of six continents and 25 countries, including France, Sweden, Turkey, India, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Chile and Morocco.
An experienced endurance athlete, Kevin is no stranger to breaking ultra-distance records and in 2009 became the first person from the UK to run off-road and unsupported from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
Kevin will be running more than 36 million steps around the globe powered by the help of his favourite shoe, our inov-8 F-Lite 195.
Kevin said: “Endurance sports, particularly running, have always been a huge passion of mine.
“It is with great excitement and a little trepidation that I embark on this challenge to become the fastest person to run unsupported around the globe.
“I approached inov-8 as I believe they have the very best shoe to take me around the world.
“Coming from a trail running background I find most road running shoes are too built up, which causes me pain in the calf.
“All inov-8’s shoes, however, are stripped-back, ultra-lightweight and naturally fast.
“The F-Lite 195s have proved incredibly durable during my training. My last pair covered in excess of 2,000 miles.”
Follow Kevin’s progress by visiting his website
* The F-lite 195 is a precision fitting and ultra-lightweight (weighs 195g in UK size 8) shoe with a 3mm drop (heel to toe differential). It is ideal for athletes developing a strong and natural running style. The sticky rubber outsole delivers superb grip and stability when running or smashing a functional fitness workout.