Posted: Fri 15th Apr 2016

Extreme endurance adventurer Sean Conway cycles through Deeside on 4000 mile ‘Ultra Triathlon’ trek

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Apr 15th, 2016

Extreme endurance adventurer Sean Conway will be riding his bike made from Bamboo through Deeside today as he continues on a self-supported 4000+ mile, continuous Ultra Triathlon that circumnavigates the entire coast of mainland Britain. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Discovery Channel have been following Sean’s incredible journey which starts with a 3,350 mile cycle from Lulworth Cove to Scarborough, via the unforgiving Welsh and Scottish coastlines. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

At Scarborough, Sean will swap his bike for running shoes as he takes 1.5 million steps to Brighton where he will start the final leg – a 390,000 stroke swim, across two intensive weeks with only a self-made raft as support, back to Lulworth Cove ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Sean is the first and only man in history to cycle, swim and run the length of Britain. he completed the record-breaking feat in 2015 when he ran from John O’Groats to Land’s End in just 44 days, having previously cycled and swum the route. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Sean had an adventurous upbringing in the Mana Pools National Park with his conservationist game ranger father, Tony. He spent his early years climbing trees and chasing elephants out of his garden, and this unique childhood has been the fuel for his adventurous ambitions. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Sean famously sold his photography business for just £1 to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time extreme endurance adventurer and break records in the process – something which he has well and truly achieved. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In 2013 he became the first person in history to swim the length of Great Britain, having previously cycled it in 2008. After battling the weather, currents and seemingly endless swarms of jellyfish, Sean and his legendary beard wrote history on November 11 2013, after 135 days at sea. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Less than two years later, he had completed the Ultimate British Triathlon when he finished his run from John O’Groats to Land’s End, without undergoing any kind of training in advance. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

You can track Sean’s progress here ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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