Dins Vecans is an architect — while his friends know him as a long-distance running addict.
Once his dream was to run 7 marathons on 7 continents. He has already run 6 of them.
Dins has always set high standards for himself, and in 2017 he discovered the fund “1836.lv – Aplido, apceļo, apmīļo Latviju”, a project that celebrates Latvia’s Centenary and urges people to travel and get to know Latvia. At that time, Dins came up with an idea to run along the entire perimeter of the country. Despite all odds and injuries, he managed to push through the pain and accomplish his goal, 1836 km, in 21.5 days.
A remarkable achievement which is also his powerful message to all people — that even a simple spark may lead to a great challenge to test your own limits and fulfil ambitions. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.