When you innovate the best solution for performance/multi terrain running with a child or gear, you get a lot of crazy emails about using KidRunner for unlikely adventures. We're always inspired by the ambition but we're not always convinced the person has given the road ahead enough consideration. Thousands of miles look short on a map. They're anything but short when you're running them.
But sometimes, we connect with somebody so focused on their goal, so experienced with the challenges and so determined to succeed that we listen more closely. That was the case with Jan-Caspar who used a KidRunner to run unsupported from Canada to South America. And now, Ultra Adventurer and 5-time World Record Holder, Jonas Deichmann. We are super excited to announce our partnership with Jonas to support the world's first around the world, triathlon. Jonas will use his KidRunner for the last leg of his journey running across North America in 2021.
We first connected voice to voice with Jonas while he was on a warm up run/bike from Germany to Scandinavia; he wasn't even breathing hard! He plans to swim across the Mediterranean, cycle across Eurasia and run across North America. He will be followed by a documentary film crew and we will connect him with KidRunner parents in North America who want to run a portion of the journey...or maybe just share a cold drink along the way.
As inventors, we believe in dreaming big. It's why KidRunner exists. As global citizens, we believe in the value of pushing boundaries, exploration and making human connections along the way. We heard those same goals expressed by Jonas. And that's how his, "crazy email" became another exciting KidRunner partnership.
Over the next several months, look for more information about Jonas's incredible journey. You'll be able to follow it on Social Media and other channels.