Runner Kevin Carr completes round-the-world record attempt - BBC News

Runner Kevin Carr completes round-the-world record attempt

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A man who has run around the world in 19 months has completed his world record attempt.

Kevin Carr set off from Haytor, Devon in July 2013 completing one to two marathons a day.

The route included deserts, arctic climes, high altitude mountains and covered 26,232km (16,299 miles).

His challenge was to become the fastest person to run around the world. The attempt is yet to be ratified by the World Running Association.

The previous record was set by Tom Denniss of Australia who also ran across 20 countries on five continents.

Speaking on his return to Devon following his 621 days of running, Mr Carr said: "I'm overwhelmed. It was an amazing finish, the support and turnout was incredible.