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1st April, 1987 Stephen Newman completed pedestrian travel around the world

On the 1st of April, 1987 32 -year-old American, Steven Newman returned from his solitary world tour, which lasted for 4 years. During this time he has visited 20 countries worldwide and has gone 36 200 km long way through the arid deserts, jungles and snowy peaks. If you pick up a map of the world and trace route, it may be noted that Stephen was able to visit five continents.

Steven Newman became the first person to walk around the globe. His pedometer counted 40 million steps. During the campaign, Stephen endured four pairs of strong shoes, even this event was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.

For 1460 days he met the 73 000 people. During the trip, Stephen addressed to the mayor of each city he visited, with the request to put a mark in the track log.

Travel map shows the route of Stephen, which ran from Bethel (Ohio, USA) to Boston, then followed the flight to Ireland, and then walked on foot in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Asia, visited Pakistan and India. Next, he made two more flights - in Australia, which took place from west to east, and in San Francisco, from where he walked back to Bethel.

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