Swimmer Beth French is going to take on arguably the toughest swimming challenge on the planet, the Ocean 7. The Ocean 7 forces swimmers to cross seven sea channels, which have been selected by the World Open Water Swimming Association to push any endurance swimmer to their absolute limits. Tackling the Oceans…

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On Saturday the 30th July, avid runner Stuart Repon-Ness will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime as he runs the west coast of the United States. His route will take him from Seattle, Washington all the way down Route 101 to San Diego, California in 45 days or…

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In case you haven’t yet seen Running Vision, you need to! For those that haven’t, in 2015, blind ultra runner Jason Romero decided to take on a challenge called the Puerto Rico 150+ or as he calls it, ‘The monster of the Caribbean’. This brutal challenge takes runners 183…

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I feel very lucky to have met the people I have through running, and truly have made some of the best friends through a love of this crazy sport. I am certain that this is true for many runners out there, I see it in photos, at races, through…

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On January 29th 2016, Row2Rio, a mixed team of four set off on a world record journey, to travel from London to Rio, using just man (and women) power to carry them 6,700 miles to the Brazilian Olympic host city. As a team of four, Jake Heath 29, Mel Parker…

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Team Fortitude are a group of aspiring challengers who are taking on challenges all across the country in an effort to raise money for the charity Rock2Recovery. Here is their story of how they were founded, as well as details on how you can join, contact and become part…

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He’s one of only two men who’ve successfully re-enacted Shackleton’s heroic voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia, and now Plymouth Royal Marine Baz Gray has set himself a gruelling new solo challenge that’s much closer to home. Baz, the Regimental Sergeant Major at 30 Commando IX Gp RM…

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Running for charity is one of the most popular fundraising methods around. But for our latest #TrueChallengers series post, we are not talking about 5km or 10km fun runs. We are talking 25+ endurance marathons/ triathlons. A big challenge for 2016. That’s exactly what two local Gold Coast boys,…

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In our latest #TrueChallenger’s blog piece, we take a look at accomplished swimmer Lisa Williams. Lisa would probably describe herself as an average person who is trying to manage a healthy work/life balance except that her list of achievements begs to differ. Lisa is an accomplished long distance swimmer,…

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To kick off our World’s Greatest Challengers series we take a look at Mike Libecki. Mike is the living definition of what we at EtchRock would call a ‘Challenger’. Some may describe him as a climber, others may say he is an adventurer, he would probably tell you he’s…

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