After the success of last year's 8,000 mile trip across the British Isles, Endurancelife has launched a record breaking attempt to cover the world. Beginning on 29 June, the World Relay will see runners depart from London and pass through more than 30 countries and 6 continents, returning 180 days later on Christmas Day.
The world record attempt will see runners cover 28,000 miles, with a GPS baton ensuring the distance is covered in a continuous sequence. With stages ranging from 1-10 miles, Endurancelife is encouraging runners of all ability to take part. It is estimated that up to 5,000 participants will be required.
On top of setting a new world record, the relay is also looking to 'send a clear message to society demonstrating the power of international cooperation, a legacy that will long outlast the runners' footprints.'
In May last year, Endurancelife launched the Real Relay, which followed the entire route of the official Olympic Torch around Britain in one non-stop journey. The event gained widespread attraction across the UK, with runners taking up the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the iconic flame.
Prospective runners for The World Relay team can find out more information on the event's website.