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How Kerry’s first year travels stack up

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 | 1:50 p.m.

Secretary of State John Kerry has racked up an impressive travel record in his first year as America's top diplomat. He has traveled more than 327,000 miles, or nearly 900 miles per day for each of the 365 days he has been in the post.

Here is a look at how his first-year travel statistics stack up against those of his three immediate predecessors, according to the State Department historian's office. Breakdowns by year of mileage are not available for secretaries of state before Colin Powell.

John Kerry:

Mileage: 327, 124

Countries: 39

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Mileage: 206,799

Countries: 43

Condoleezza Rice:

Mileage: 241,499

Countries: 46

Colin Powell:

Mileage: 148,898

Countries: 37