That on this day, October 6, 2007, Englishman Jason Lewis completed Expedition 360 which took him 13 years to circumnavigate the world.
It was the first successful human powered attempt with Lewis and friend Stevie Smith starting in London on July 12, 1994. They travelled using only human-powered types of transport like bicycles, a pedal powered boat and roller blades. He travelled 74 842 km over 4 833 days. – info from www.bbc.com.