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29: Gavan Hennigan: Embracing Life in Extreme Adventure Sports

ByJoanne Murphy |


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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