220 Triathlon Magazine - - CONTENTS - He­len web­ster, edi­tor

Some en­durance chal­lenges are so ridicu­lously, mind-bog­gling mas­sive that it’s some­times hard to com­pre­hend what the av­er­age ath­lete can take from them. I’m think­ing in par­tic­u­lar of Ross Ed­g­ley here, who we joined this month as he com­pleted his 1,792-mile swim around Great Bri­tain. Break­ing it down, none of us will prob­a­bly ever take on a sport­ing chal­lenge that re­quires 157 days at sea, 12-hour swims, dodg­ing jel­ly­fish or a dis­in­te­grat­ing tongue (ouch). It’s all rel­a­tive though and if there’s one thing I learnt from Ross, it’s how pow­er­ful de­ter­mi­na­tion can be when bol­stered by pas­sion, hu­mour and an in­fec­tious, bound­less en­thu­si­asm that sweeps ev­ery­one along with you. Read more on p16 and hope­fully he’ll in­spire you for your next chal­lenge, too!


He­len catches up with Ross Ed­g­ley at the fin­ish of his 1,792-mile Great Bri­tish Swim. She joined Ross as part of a group of 300 swim­mers in­vited to com­plete the his­toric last mile with him.

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