Vogt, 34, who is the president and CTO of the autonomous car company Cruise, as well as the co-founder of the popular live streaming platform Twitch, claims that's also the fastest time anyone has ever touched all seven continents. Ready to sleep and take a break from running for at least a week! he wrote. (Understandable.)
Just completed SEVEN marathons on SEVEN CONTINENTS in 81 hours, 38 minutes and 46 seconds! Ready to sleep and take a break from running for at least a week! pic.twitter.com/ffvOJaiKPX Kyle Vogt (@kvogt)
Vogts round-the-world route included the following stops: Antarctica (Wolf's Fang Runway) Ushuaia, Argentina Panama City, Panama Madrid, Spain Cairo, Egypt Muscat, Oman Perth, Australia
In previous posts, Vogt, who co-produced the Netflix documentary The Game Changers , also shared that he fueled up for his runs using a 100-percent plant-based diet and that hed sometimes given himself as little as three hours to recover between continents and marathons.
Vogt also revealed that he used custom-built mapping software to search more than 7 billion travel routes, factoring in feasibility, customs procedures, and logistics support" to find the one that would be most efficient. The optimal route that satisfied all of Vogts constraints, he added, included about 38.5 hours of flight time.
Releasing the software I made to find the shortest path between all continents. Variant of Traveling Salesman problem, but with weather, aircraft constraints, State Dept Advisory lists, geopolitical overrides, etc. https://t.co/Wgve4tZEw1 pic.twitter.com/pS7y6vxnwL Kyle Vogt (@kvogt)
After setting the record, Vogt publicly released a version of the software on GitHub that you can try for yourselfjust in case you're feeling especially competitive this year.