John Goddard

Picture of John Goddard

Age: 91

Citizenship: United States


The boy was fifteen years old when he wrote to a list of one hundred and twenty-seven goals that he wanted to achieve in my life. Among them bore the study of the Nile, climbing Mount Everest, running record - run a mile in five minutes, and even learn how to play "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven on the piano.

Now, after more than eighty years, it reached one hundred and nine of those goals and registered an impressive list of achievements. He became the first person in history who has researched all over the longest river in the world - the Nile. It was an expedition length of 4,160 miles, which