7 CONTINENTS: Norman Buecher is back from the first Asian stage
The second stage of the heart project 7 CONTINENTS is completed: endurance runner and Global Topspeaker Norman Bücher is back in Germany from Asia. He has run almost 1.000 kilometres through four countries in South Asia, visited numerous schools and met many young people and collected their voices. Even though his stage was a challenge for the endurance runner, he is already looking forward to the second Asian stage at the end of 2020.
The Asian stage of 7 CONTINENTS started for the endurance runner on February 8, 2020 at Budda Point in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. After almost 150 kilometres through the kingdom of Bhutan, he continued to India. For the first time, the extreme athlete also dispensed with an escort vehicle in order to keep is ecological footprint as small a possible. “Walking through India with a pulling cart and good 25 kilograms of luggage was very demanding, intensive and eventful,” says Norman Buecher, reporting on his experience.
For family reasons, Norman Buecher flew from Nepal to Germany a few days earlier than planned. However, the Asian stage of the journey continued. Thelonious Hartmann, who is accompanying the project with photo and film technology, continued the tour as the first 7 CONTINENTS ambassador and arrived in Kathmandu on March 3, 2020 as planned.
During the stage through Asia alone, endurance runner Buecher and his companion Thelonious Hartmann personally met with hundreds of children and young adults. “Overall, I am satisfied with the Asian stage, although it went differently in sporting terms than planned,” Buecher explains in retrospect. “The response of the young people and media interest were overwhelming. I was particularly impressed by the openness of the children and young people and their curiosity about the project and their answers.”
At the end of 2020, the endurance runner will return to Asia: 7 CONTINENTS will take him through Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia. Until then, the Global Topspeaker will inspire in his motivational presentations, which can be booked through the speakers agency Global Topspeaker.