First individual circumnavigation of the globe using human power
Jason Lewis
United Kingdom (Greenwich)

On 6 October 2007, Jason Lewis (UK) completed the first ever circumnavigation of the Earth without wind or motor assistance. Starting from the Greenwich Meridian Line in East London, UK, on 12 July 1994, Lewis' 13-year journey – Expedition 360 – saw him walking, cycling, and inline skating across five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans. He covered a total of 74,842 km (46,505 miles), passing through antipodal points, as per the guidelines, and covering more than the circumference of the Earth (24,900 miles or 40,075 km). He was accompanied for parts of the trip by various friends and supporters – including Steve Smith (UK), who left the expedition after pedal-boating with Lewis from California to Hawaii, USA. Lewis completed the ocean crossings in a wooden pedal-powered boat named Moksha.