Gavan Hennigan: Embracing Life In Extreme Adventure Sports

Today marks the first birthday episode of the Tri Talking Sport Podcast! Yipee! A milestone for us which we are celebrating in style throughout this week with prizes to be won through this episode and on our Tri Talking Sport Facebook Page.

I was delighted to chat with Gavan for this episode, I interviewed him back in 2016 as part of our Tri Talking Sport Mind Over Miles Roadshow, you can check out the interview on YouTube HERE. It is very apt that this epic athlete, adventurer and endurance enthusiast is the featured guest for today's show.

Since our first chat, Gavan has excelled as an athlete chasing his passion for sport, embracing his thirst for life and adventure. Turning his dark days and turmoil as a young man into a beacon of hope and a shining light for the future, building an outstanding reputation for himself in the world of extreme adventure sports.  

Gavan has adventured across all seven continents, climbing, running, walking rowing and mountaineering in some of the worlds’ toughest conditions. He has completed some of the longest and toughest winter ultras in the world including the Likeys 6633 Arctic Ultra, he also completed The Yukon Arctic Ultra 500km where he placed 2nd with the 3rd fastest time recorded at the time since it’s inception in 2003.  He has also completed a solo crossing of the 700km frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia.  He then went on to become the fastest solo competitor in the history of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge completing the three thousand mile journey in 49 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes. He recently returned home as the winner of the Iditarod Invitational 500k foot race in Alaska and is now back at work as a commercial deep sea diver.  

With a strong sense of purpose and a passion for adventure that has seen him travel the world his story is one that should help to lift you up, motivate you and encourage you to believe that you can be anything and achieve anything you want in life. 

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