The World’s First Solo Run Across the Sahara Desert tracked with Sports Tracker

Our long-time friend, ultra runner Jukka Viljanen, has today started his most ambitious adventure to date: To run across the Sahara Desert solo. That’s a world first that one if and when he succeeds. We have no doubt as to if he will succeed – so much so that we are supporting the challenge with Nokia by helping Jukka track and share his amazing adventure using Sports Tracker and a Nokia E5!

By heading to you can follow Jukka on his 2000km 35 day adventure. The site features daily updates of the progress of the run with maps and data as well as the latest notes, pictures and greets from Jukka. You can also cheer him on via by commenting on the site and on Twitter and Facebook.

The whole Sports Tracker team is rooting for our friend: RUN JUKKA RUN!! :)

For the media

» Download the official press release
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  1. manuel cardona

    saludos yo uso esta aplicacion desde hace mucho pero compre un ipod touch y segun la aplicacion en la app dice que sirve para el ipod touch hoy lo puse en funcionamiento y la verdad no me fue bien por que no me marco como marca real mente me gustaria saber si esta aplicacion sirve para el ipod touch

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    […] Sports Tracker began life on Nokia Mobile devices and has since branched out onto other platforms outside the Nokia space. But it’s still a top app favourite by Nokians. A cool thing we did with Sports Tracker was track an around the world trip with me taking on the South East Asia trek for Nseries Urbanista. Urbanista part of it being more of a travelling holiday and not as gruelling as this next expedition.… […]

  3. mOE

    run mutha fucka run! run in da fuckin sun ! run from everyone ! call me when your done ! thats pretty crazy son !

    1. Greg

      Your foul mouth stinks high heaven. You should have kept you foul mouth shut. You just had to let everyone smell it.

  4. hosting geek

    Bold adventure. Hope to succeed.

  5. Anita Salin

    Onnea matkaan, Jukka!
    Vie Suomi kartalle ja tunnetuksi!
    Seuraan matkaasi ja olkoon se onnekas ja pärjäile siellä helteesä!
    Terveiset pikkupakkaisesta Suomesta,

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