RUNNING the length of Ireland, 660 kilometres, and doing it in nine days - that is the latest challenge that Bathurst ultra endurance athlete Luke Tyburski has set himself.
Tyburski will set off from Mizen Head on June 22 and aims to make it to Malin Head as he not only tests his physical limits, but challenges himself mentally as well.
He has dubbed the challenge 'My Ireland Run' and will be self-supported as he works his way from the bottom of Ireland to the top.
"My Ireland Run is something I've been thinking about for a couple of years. We all know I love to run, and since I have never been to Ireland, I thought it made perfect sense," Tyburski said.
"This run is not about being the first - I'm not - the fastest - I won't be - or covering the most distance - not interested. What it is about though, is, self discovery.
"We all have our own ways of practising self development, and for me one way is to run and run far! I'm treating this adventure as an opportunity to be alone, just me, my thoughts and the open road."
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The 'My Ireland Run' follows on from other gruelling tests Tyburski has set himself, including last year's 500 kilometre triathlon in England and the 2015 Ultimate Triathlon, which saw him cover 2,000km in 12 days as he raced from Morocco to Monaco.
"My Ireland Run is pretty simple, run from Mizen Head in the south solo and self supported for nine days, until I get to Malin Head," Tyburski said.
"I have a predetermined finish point each day, will refuel along the way from towns and villages I pass through, and sleep wherever my body decides to lay each night."