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Nick Butter

Nick is a British Endurance Athlete, writer, and speaker. From a small shy boy in the south of England, with a passion for sport – to a successful career in banking, to then becoming one of the most widely travelled athletes in the world. And all before the age of 30. Around 22 months ago he waved a cheery good-bye to life in Bristol, England in order to embark on a bid to become the first person on the planet to run a marathon in every country in the world. In case that didn’t quite sink in first time… a marathon (yep, 26.2miles) in every country in the world (all 196 of them) in less than 2 years. As of November 2019, Nick would have been crowned as the first person to achieve this. Along with this, he sets a number of world records and has a wild, eclectic story to tell. His talk is accompanied with stunning photography and videography from around the world and he hopes that every person takes something valuable and meaningful from the talk – leaving them to ponder how they can make a positive impact on the planet. Nick says: “If I’m lucky enough to get to the point in life when I’m old and grey, chatting with my grandchildren I want to know I’ve explored every inch of the planet. I believe that it’s the crazy things, the things that no one is doing, and the things that we’re afraid to do… which are in fact exactly that which leaves a positive mark on the world.”