Jesper Ken Olsen probably is not a name that you have heard, but it should be! Jesper has literally run around the world twice! Trekking the Planet interviewed Jesper for three reasons. First, his journey (like ours) was global in nature. Second, he has some great stories about the hospitality that he received during his trip. And, third, we believe that Jesper is a great example for students – that you can do almost anything once you set your mind to it.
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Jesper ran World Run I between January, 1 2004 to October 23, 2005. It represented the first fully documented run around the world. He ran 16,300 miles (26,232 kilometers) in total.
Jesper ran World Run II between July 1, 2008 to July 27, 2012 (4 years 28 days!). He ran 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometers) in total.
I had the pleasure and the honor of interviewing Jesper Kenn Olsen while we were visiting Copenhagen. (In fact, our interview took place in the Central Train Station!)