After running across France and Germany, Russell Secker takes on the toughest physical and mental challenge of his life - running across the whole of Europe in the 2009 edition of the Trans Europe Footrace. The race format is simple yet implausibly difficult - an average of 45 miles a day on foot for 64 consecutive days.
Starting from Bari in the south of Italy, 67 ultrarunners from around the world set off to test themselves on a grueling 2-month journey of self-discovery. The race passes through Italy, Austria, Germany, Sweden and Finland before reaching the northernmost land in Europe - North Cape, Norway - 400 miles inside the Arctic Circle.
Running Across Countries gives first-hand insight into the daunting challenge of becoming a transcontinental runner, one of the toughest and most unforgiving tests of the human body and spirit.