4 Friends Just Walked 1,200 Miles To The World Cup to Set a World Record and Raise Money and Awareness For Water Charity
June 14, 2014
Adam (26), David (31) and Pete (29) set off from Mendoza in Argentina on the 1st of March 2014 and walked for approximately 80 days through Argentina, Uruguay and finally in to Brazil for the start of the World Cup on the 12th of June.
They walked 1,200 miles across South America in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record and raise $30,000 for the J de V Arts Care Trust. The money will enable the charity to build a water well in Bahia, North East Brazil, a place which is suffering the worst drought in over 50 years.
Along the way, they were detained by police, broke bread with locals, and ended up bonding with a dog that followed them for nearly 500 miles. The dog, which they named Jefferson, was ultimately reunited with his owner after it journeyed with them for five weeks. The dog's owner arrived in Porto Alegre to retrieve the adventurous dog the same day the group arrived.