Luke Tyburski played international football throughout his teens and twenties. But after years of injuries and a constant battle with depression as a result of these debilitating ailments, Luke searched for some sort of lifeline, and found endurance sports.
Luke threw himself into the deep-end a took on one of the toughest ultramarathons on Earth, the Marathon de Sables – a 250km, six stage self sufficient foot race through the Sahara desert.
This then led onto a number of other adventures including cycling 412km to a learn-to-surf school, the Mt Everest Ultramarathon and the Double Brutal Extreme Triathlon (equivalent to a double Ironman).
Luke Tyburski then raised the bar by creating a 2,000km Ultimate Triathlon – from Morocco to Monaco, which consists of,
- swimming the Gibraltar Strait (one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world)
- riding the equivalent length of Great Britain
- and running 14 marathons
Luke's story is one of overcoming and a never give-up attitude.
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