Endurance adventurer Sean Conw

Endurance adventurer Sean Conway completes “ultimate triathlon”

Born in Zimbabwe, schooled in South Africa, Sean Conway has now completed the last stage of an endurance race that covers three times the length of Britain.

Endurance adventurer Sean Conw

It’s not everyday that someone swims, cycles and then runs the length of Britain. But 34-year-old Sean Conway, who went to school in South Africa and now lives in the UK, has done exactly that.


Conway jogged from from John O’Groats to Land’s End, completing the 1,000-mile (1,610km) run.

“It all began because I realised I had a need to push myself physically and mentally to live my life to the full,” Conway said in a BBC interview.

He’s become the first man to swim, cycle and run between these two points over a time period of six weeks. He carried his own kit, that included a tent, and ran completely unsupported.

“The run was incredibly tough, tougher than I expected, but the passion and support of the British public throughout my journey was tremendous and without them I do not think I would have accomplished this historic feat.”


This was Conway’s second attempt at the run after he injured his knee last summer while filming a “selfie” video.

At the moment, Sean Conway lives on a on a boat on the River Severn in Gloucestershire, according to The Daily Mail, and we’re sure he’s dreaming up his next adventure as we speak.


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Images with thanks to: Babette Pinder