18 April, 2023
This week on the Outside & Active Podcast Dom welcomes the extremely inspiring and entertaining adventurer and explorer, Darren Edwards. After a life altering accident in 2016, Darren has spent every moment since seeking to break barriers and push himself to the limit.
Darren Edwards is a record-breaking Disabled Adventurer, Author, and Motivational Speaker.
Darren’s life was drastically altered in the summer of 2016 when a near-fatal climbing accident left him permanently paralysed from the chest down. Refusing to let his life be defined by his heart-breaking injury and subsequent medical prognosis, he has battled back with determination, grit, and resilience to achieve things many thought impossible for an individual with a high-level Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).
Darren’s exploits since that life-changing moment have seen him lead a team of daring injured and wounded veterans who became the first team to kayak from Land’s End to John O’ Groats, row across the world’s busiest shipping lane of the English Channel, and in 2023, he became the first person with a disability to complete 7 marathons in 7 days across 7 continents – better known as the ‘World Marathon Challenge’. In addition to these physical and mental battles, he has raised over £200,000 for charity and is an established and professional Motivational Speaker.
On this episode of the Outside & Active Podcast Darren talks through his life-altering incident, a hilarious story which involved buying a Kayak just months after his injury, and some of the incredible challenges he has undertaken.
For more information about Darren, you can visit his website by clicking here.
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