The Top 3 Most Inspirational Intrepid Travellers

The Top 3 Most Inspirational Intrepid Travellers

Being advocates of adventure ourselves, we particularly love to follow the journeys of people who share the same passion. Here we introduce you to some of the most inspirational intrepid travellers, who pushed themselves to the limits of their potential to overcome extreme challenges and make history.

Being advocates of adventure ourselves, we particularly love to follow the journeys of people who share the same passion. Here we introduce you to some of the most inspirational intrepid travellers, who pushed themselves to the limits of their potential to overcome extreme challenges and make history.

Mark Beaumont 

Holding the 2017 world record for cycling around the world, Mark Beaumont’s are undoubtedly at the top of Pedal Taiwan must-follow adventures. 

Mark is a British long-distance cyclist and one of the celebrities who headlined our virtual VRC Challenge back in November. 

Battling extreme climate conditions and exhaustion, Mark broke the world record for cycling around the globe and finished the ride 44 days faster than anyone had before, with an average of 240 miles a day for 78 days and 14 hours. 

Quite inspiring, considering that he had already set the same world record of 194 days in 2008! 

Diana Nyad 

Another record-setting athlete we look up to is Diana Nyad, who completed the hazardous 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida… At the age of 64! 

Diana is an American journalist and long-distance swimmer, and her story teaches us the importance of perseverance. 

Diana’s first attempt at the Cuba-to-Florida crossing dates back to 1978, when she swam with the aid of a shark cage but rough seas forced her to abandon the challenge. After giving up swimming during her 30s to pursue her passion for journalism, she decided to give the crossing another shot. 

It took her a few other unsuccessful attempts, until she eventually succeeded in 2013. Enduring everything from a near-death encounter with a box jellyfish to hostile sea conditions, Diana is the first person to ever complete the crossing without using a shark cage, and her achievement reminds us to never give up on our dreams.

Anna McNuff 

Cycling, swimming, and running over 20,000 miles across the world, Anna McNuff is a British born adventurer, motivational speaker, author and influencer. 

Featuring Condé Nast Traveller list of the 50 most influential travellers of our time, and named by the Guardian as one of the top modern female adventurers, it would be hard not to include her in our own list of the Top 3 Most Inspirational Intrepid Travellers. 

In 2019, Anna took on a seemingly superhuman challenge and ran 2,352 miles through Great Britain… Completely barefoot! That equals to running the distance of 90 marathons, overcoming any kind of surface from gritty tarmac to muddy moorland.

Finding the strength to push her body and minds to the limit, what Anna did undoubtedly encourages everyone to reach for the impossible, 

barefoot woman on a rock

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