Organization: Run with Reza
Baluchi's advice for those looking for a way to help? Get moving. "When you run, you have a lot of time for thinking. Think of what you can do to make the world a better place. For me, if I help people, it makes me happy." Baluchi's stats prove it:
43: Number of days it took the former pro cyclist and peripatetic Iranian-American this summer to run across the United States3,300 miles from L.A. to New York, more than 76 miles per dayraising money for UNICEF.
14: Number of New Balance shoes he wore out during his cross-country run.
15,000: Number of calories he burned per day.
38: His resting heart rate.
11,720: Number of miles he ran around the perimeter of the U.S. in 2007, raising money for a Denver children's hospital.
49,000: Miles clocked on a goodwill bike ride through 55 countries that ended at New York's Ground Zero in 2003.
85,000: Miles he plans to cover, on foot and in a specialized paddleboat, on his five-year, human-powered journey to all the world's countries. Along the way he hopes to become an ambassador for peacemeeting with world leaders, helping schools and local organizations, and inspiring others.