Following his progress on Facebook and other social networks, we see a very outgoing, smiling person which seemingly show no sign of the fatigue, as would be expected for someone who runs around 50 kilometres per day. He set up on his journey at the beginning of August and always ran under extreme heat with temperatures sometimes hovering above 40 degrees, his strategy was to start running very early, since the tar heats up quickly, badly affecting the skin and heating up his feet with risks of dehydration.
He runs for pleasure and this pleasure does not cause him pain despite the dozens of miles he runs every day. At the end of each stage, his peace of mind and joy mirror the pleasure he feels in running for good causes which are dear to him. João Paulo gives us a strong example of what a man can achieve when he has a purpose that goes beyond his self-interest, finding the right motivation, an objective, a determination and to find a sense of purpose in life.