Ed Stafford was European Adventurer of the Year in 2011 and holds the Guinness World Record for walking 4,000 miles along the entire length of the Amazon River.
Yossi Ghinsberg ventured into the remote and unchartered Bolivian Amazon jungle with three other backpackers, in search of adventure. After a series of events and accidents, Yossi was separated from the others and spent 3 weeks alone and lost, deep in the Amazon jungle.
Yossi was faced with tremendous hardships including almost drowning in white-water rapids and going over waterfalls, starvation, hallucinations, coming face-to-face with a Jaguar at night, being enveloped by tens of thousands of fire ants, flooding, being trapped torso-deep in a swamp and sleep deprivation.
Peter Thompson from the UK completed a gruelling test of physical and mental endurance by running 44 marathons, across 44 European countries, in 44 back-to-back days.
Herbert Nitsch is the current freediving world record holder and “the Deepest Man on Earth”, setting the world record of 253.2m (2012) in the No Limit sled-discipline. Herbert can hold his breath for more than 9 mins and has set 33 world records.
Epic Bill Bradley was the successful owner of 17 video & gaming rental stores, that eventually went bankrupt in 2005. Soon after, Bill began to regain his identity by pushing himself further and further in extreme endurance events including 7 Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim crossings (World Record) and a Double Badwater.
Helena Merten is a professional cliff diver in the Red Bull World Series and travels the world jumping off cliffs, bridges and monuments – regularly up to 25 meters high. Helena provides some insight into the mindset required to compete at the highest level in diving, and what it takes to confront and overcome fear.. at the edge of an 80 foot cliff.
Mimi Anderson is one of the toughest athletes on the face of the planet who has set multiple World Records, is the first female to have ever completed a double-Comrades and double-Spartahlon, and is the female course record holder for the double-Badwater.
John McAvoy was born into one of the most infamous criminal families in the United Kingdom. He is a former convicted armed-robber who was sentenced to a double-life term. Inside prison he went on to smash numerous British and World Indoor Rowing records.
Gavin Sandford is an ex-soldier who founded an initiative called “I Can and I Will” to bring awareness to the urgent need for people to join the ’Bone Marrow’ and ‘Stem Cell’ registers – by doing extreme endurance events globally and raising money for charity. Gavin is the first person in history to run a Double “Back-to-Back” Marathon de Sables – one of the toughest ultramarathons in the world.
Martin Frey is the first person in the world to have climbed the 7 Summits (the highest mountain on every continent), and sail the 7 Seas. In this episode Martin shares some insight into the mind of one of greatest adventurers of our time.
Nathan Farrugia is a CEO, entrepreneur, TEDx and motivational speaker, philanthropist and ultra-endurance athlete. In 2011, Nathan completed a world first by running 27 marathons, in 27 days in each of the 27 European Union countries.
During the Marine Corps Marathon in 2004, BethAnn Telford heard a loud pop in her head. Not long after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The next year BethAnn had the tumor surgically removed – but it wasn’t without consequences. In time, BethAnn’s fighting spirit saw her running again and in 2017 she completed the unimaginable, the World Marathon Challenge – 7 marathons, in 7 days, on 7 continents.
Catra Corbett used to be a crystal meth addict until she was arrested for dealing. Catra has since gone on to conquer over 260 ultramarathons, 120 of which are 100 milers.
John Van Wisse is also one of only 24 people in the world to have completed arguably the toughest ultra triathlon on Earth – the Enduroman Arch-to-Arc. The Arch-to-Arc starts with a 140km run from London’s Marble Arch to Dover, then continues with a 34km swim across the freezing English Channel, then finishes with a 291km ride from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Drew Manning embarked on an experiment where he went from being extremely fit, to eating as much junk food as possible with the sole aim of putting on as much weight as he could in 6 months. He then documented his return to to health in the next 6 months, by following a strict and healthy diet. Over the course of a year, Drew gained, then lost over 75lbs (35kg).. on purpose.