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Over 3,700 unusual photos as Alan, 94, walked every street in
292 suburbs of Sydney, Australia

Many more of his discovery photos will continue to be posted regularly - please see here.
Alan's walking discoveries book (with 100 c o l o u r photos) has been published. See here


'You're a legend, Alan' - Hon. Tony Abbott, former Prime Minister of Australia (Heart Foundation Week speech)
'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 (Malaysia)
'Australia's Forrest Gump' - 7 TV Network's Today Tonight
'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 Daily
'Elderly Australian walks into stardom' - People's Daily (China)
'The North Shore's most famous athlete' - Sydney Weekly Courier
'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 and 2011
(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 and 2011

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(latest new country: Sao Tome and Principe)
Updated 19 October 2019 for new photos - see [News].    Updated 19 October 2019 for new Trivia Questions - see [Trivia].