We first heard of Richard ‘Ricky’ Goodhead back in late-2010, when he undertook an expedition run from Cape Agulhas to Mt Kilimanjaro. He covered the 6,000-kilometre journey in five months, pushing his belongings, food and water in a baby jogger. For me, what was remarkable about Ricky’s run is that he very often covered upwards of 60-kilometres (even up to 80km!) day-after-day – through mud, up hills and in conditions of sweltering heat and bone-chilling cold.
And then, last year (2012), Ricky was off again – to run from Ushuaia, the southern-most town on the island of Tierra del Fuego (Argentina), to Mount Aconcagua; a 4,000-kilometre journey that took him three months to run.