Russ Cook

Meet Russ Cook, The Guy Running The Length of Africa

Who Is Russ Cook?

Russ Cook, A.K.A., ‘The Hardest Geezer’, is an athlete and explorer known for his feat of running the whole length of Africa. As of March 7, 2024, Russ has managed to cover over 14,000 kilometers and has raised over £190,000 in charity through people donating to his cause.

Russ Cook’s Africa Tour and Career

Many people have probably come to know Russ Cook through his daring ‘Africa Challenge’ where he seeks to run the entire length of Africa starting from South Africa to the Northern Peek of Africa. Yes, you read that right. What makes this feat even more remarkable is that he intends to do this incredible run in less than a year.

His projection currently stands at completing the entire length in 351 days. As of March 7, 2024, Russ had already covered 14,102 kilometers and had only 32 days of running left. Through this challenge, Russ has managed to attract global attention, earning interviews and blog posts from media houses such as CNN, Metro UK, The Sun, and Daily Mail.

Throughout his run, he has encountered several challenges such as food poisoning, and fatigue, Once he completes his impressive and daring challenge, he will become the first person ever to run the full length of Africa. He has been documenting the entire journey and it is expected he will be a new addition to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Russ Cook Age

Russ Cook is currently 26 years old. However the daring runner has not shared details about his birthday at the moment, something we are researching and will update as soon as anything pops up.

Russ Cook Height and Physical Appearance

Regarding Russ’s appearance, his moniker does the work of describing him best. “The Hardest Geezer” indeed looks like a hard and gritty geezer, donning a full-on overgrown Garibaldi beard.

Being a natural ginger also adds to his gritty and tough look. As he is an athlete, it comes as no surprise that he also has a well-built, lean physique. In addition, Russ has deep blue eyes which add more to his allure and unique appearance.

Russ Cook Girlfriend

Russ is currently dating and took to social media to thank his unnamed girlfriend for supporting him and putting up with his journey across the length of Africa. Tweeting from Edo, Nigeria, Russ poured out his heart to his girlfriend in a post that read;

“Tell you what’s harder than running the entire length of Africa. Being the girlfriend of the bloke running the entire length of Africa.

My girl is an absolute diamond. Put her through the emotional wringer daily. Deserves the world and everything in it. Can’t wait to share a strawberry daiquiri with her on a Tunisian beach and tell her how beautiful she is. Would be in a mental asylum somewhere in Congo without her.”

Russ Cook Net Worth

As of 2024, Russ is estimated to have a net worth of around £2 million. He owes his impressive wealth to the endorsement and advertising deals that he has been garnering over the past years.

His large social media following which stands at over a million followers across all social media platforms aids in garnering in revenue. He also has a YouTube channel that has managed to amass over 11 million total views and has over 164,000 subscribers as of March 2024.

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