Mission 196 for Nick Butter as he wows Jeddah fans


JEDDAH — More than 20 people took part in a 42.49 km-marathon at the Waterfront here, with the event beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 12 a.m.

"One of the best marathons for the atmosphere and support. It was tough because of the humidity but Asmaa Alsayed, Mohamed Alsanea, Abdulaziz Ismael, and Ahmed Nasser, made it easy and fun," said Nick Butter as he finished his 168th marathon around the world.

Nick Butter, an ultra runner, endurance athlete, adventurer and charity fundraiser, who started in 2018 and will be running a marathon in every country in the world. There are currently 196 official countries. He started in London, UK, and made his way around the globe, documenting everything from race prep, the people he meets, and the incredible culture he experiences. He will set a world record for the fastest time to run a marathon sovereign states on earth. He will also link up with other runners all over the world to form a global community.

His goal is to raise £250,000 (pounds) and loads of awareness for prostate cancer and inspire young people to live their dream and make a difference. He believes that we all have a chance to leave the world better than we found it, and this is his way of making a mark.

The even was supported by Asmaa Alsayed, an English trainer in Jeddah and a member of Jeddah Running Community, Abdulaziz and Ahmed Nasser and Mohamed, the founder of Jeddah Runners, who provided financial and logistical support. — SG