'You're a legend, Alan' - Hon.
Tony Abbott, former Prime Minister of Australia (Heart Foundation Week
'An extraordinary account - an old man mapping the city with
his feet' - Adelaide Advertiser
'Is this the coolest man in the country? We think he is!'
- Village Voice (Sydney inner west)
'Alan Waddell...proved you are never too old to change the world.' - Think Big magazine
'A grandfather who has achieved cult fame' - St George
and Sutherland Shire Leader
'One of the best web sites I have ever seen' - Radio
702 ABC (Simon Marnie)
'An absolute inspiration to all of us' - Super Radio Network (Graeme Gilbert)
'He was one of Australia's great characters' - 9 TV Network's Getaway 2008
'Alan Waddell was a worldwide internet sensation.' - Daily Telegraph
'Inconceivable pioneering work' - Guang Ming Daily
'Australia's Forrest Gump' - 7 TV Network's Today
'A popular web site' - San Francisco Chronicle
'Fantastic web site' - Radio New Zealand
'A real-life inspiration' - The Nation (Thailand)
'An amazing man' - Radio 2UE (Glenn Wheeler)
'A cyber celebrity' - 9 TV Network's Getaway 2006
'A welcome dose of inspiration' - 9 TV Network News
'Legendary walker ... Alan's an inspiration' - Mosman
'Elderly Australian walks into stardom' - People's
'The North Shore's most famous athlete' - Sydney Weekly
'Alan’s website…one of the best around'
– Mt Druitt & St Marys Standard
'[He] has inspired thousands...an internet superstar'
- Independent Times (Canada)
'This site has turned a simple idea into a real treasure'
- The Sydney Morning Herald
'The senior citizen who is leading the fight against heart
disease' - 10 TV Network News
'He's a legend, a terrific Sydneysider and a great Australian'
- Radio Nova (Merrick & Rosso)
'A media darling Down Under and his fame is spreading fast
across the globe' - Kitchener Record (Canada)
Ranked Number 1
out of up to 436 million for a Google search of 'walk' through 2008, 2009, 2010
(Ranked Number 1
out of 1,350 million for a Google search of 'walk' on 19 January 2010)
Ranked Number 1
out of up to 83 million for a Google search of 'walks' through 2008, 2009, 2010