Audibert De Marseille (w1666)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: France-Francia
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: 1857-
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On foot-A piedi-A pied
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: -
Inscriptions-Iscrizioni-Inscriptions: Audibert de Marseille Globe-Totter. Marche sur route à pieds. Né à Gransac (Aveyron) le 14 février 1857.

Audibert Jean-Marie (w1667)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: -
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Plane, Aeroplano, Avion
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Audibert J.-M., Le tour du monde en 4 jours, Broché, 1953.

Auer Carlo (w2903)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: Austria
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On foot-A piedi-A pied
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Inscriptions-Iscrizioni-Inscriptions: A piedi intorno al mondo - Carlo Auer, studente di scienze commerciali, maestro onorario dei perlustratori portoghesi, da 23 mesi in cammino, 18'500 chilometri già percorsi. Desideroso di conoscere e di studiare il commercio, l'industria e l'agricoltura del mondo intero, la vita sociale e nazionale dei diversi popoli, ho cominciato il 2 marzo 1923, partendo dalla città di Graz (Austria), questo viaggio per una durata di sette anni. Ho attraversato l'Austria, la Jugoslavia, l'Italia, la Francia meridionale, tutta la Spagna, il Portogallo, il Marocco Spagnuolo, la Corsica. Continuerò il mio viaggio per il sud dell'Italia e i Balcani. Soltanto dalla vendita del mio ritratto io traggo sussidi, come pure dai doni che mi possono venir fatti dalle autorità, dai consolati ed altri analoghi organismi, ai quali sempre mi presento per il controllo del mio viaggio.

Autissier Isabelle, Coquerel Eric (w2077)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: -
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Boat-ship, Barca-nave, Bateau
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Autissier I., Sola intorno al mondo, TEA, 2003.

Baird David (w1672)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: Australia
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On foot-A piedi-A pied
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Australia

British man runs 2557 miles across Australia... with a wheelbarrow
A 65-year-old British man has almost completed an epic 2557 mile run across Australia, while pushing a wheelbarrow.

David Baird, from Western Super Mare in Somerset, set out from Perth on September 21 and will finally reach the Pacific Ocean at Manly Beach on Saturday January 17.

When he crosses the finish line he will have run the equivalent of one hundred full marathons in just 112 days.

During the charity run well-wishers threw more than £9,145 ($20,000) into the barrow.

And Mr Baird said that while he has not suffered a single puncture, his feet have not fared so well.

He said: "All my adult life my feet have been a size ten but within three weeks my feet had spread out and I had to change to an eleven.

"Two weeks later I needed a twelve. My feet feel huge. I'm convinced my arms have got longer too".

Mr Baird has been running most of the way into a head wind and in temperatures of up to 46 degrees.

Eating mostly fruit and vegetables he has lost more than a stone (7kg) in weight.

Now he is looking forward to finishing the run and dipping his feet into The Pacific Ocean. But he will not be taking much time off.

He said: "I'll probably get up on Sunday and go for a run without the barrow which will feel fantastic I'm sure"

Mr Baird, who emigrated to Australia and spent 21 years working in a coal-mine, got his idea for the wheelbarrow run from a race held near his home in Queensland.

Organised by locals, the 18km challenge is held as a reminder of the gem prospectors who flocked to the area in Australia's early years.

"Legend has it that one prospector arrived in town with nothing other than the pick and the wheelbarrow he was pushing," Mr Baird said.

"Over the course of several years he made his fortune and then drank and gambled it all away until eventually he was seen leaving town carrying exactly all he's arrived with."

Mr Baird has been raising money for Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer charities.

The Telegraph, 13 jan 2009

 

Ballard Joe (w1674)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: USA
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: 1825-1917
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Wagon-cart, Carro-carretto, Char-Chariot
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: North America-America del Nord-Amérique du Nord
Inscriptions-Iscrizioni-Inscriptions: Joe Ballard, for six years Chairman Republican County Executive Committee, Salisbury, N. C.


Rest not
Life is sweeping by
go and dare before you die.
Something mighty and sublime,
leave behind to conquer time.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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