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Sean Conway

Sean Conway is an extreme endurance adventurer , author and professional photographer.

Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Conway had an adventurous upbringing in the Mana Pools National Park with his conservationist game ranger father, Tony. Sean’s father has been at the forefront of the fight to save the rhino for 35 years, something which Sean passionately supports along with other charities, Solar Aid and War Child.

Well-known for his quirky take on endurance sports and adventures, Sean came to the UK in 2002 with just £100 in his wallet and started working in Cambridge cutting 12,000 cabbages a day and then as a freelance photographer in London, whilst living in a tiny room in London with 7 other people, spending any cash he earned on various travels and bonkers adventures.

Giving up a career in photography to pursue a dream of breaking the world record for cycling around the world, Sean gained sponsorship from USwitch.com and set out on this epic adventure on 18th February 2012. After three weeks he was ahead of schedule averaging nearly 180 miles a day. His dreams were shattered in America when a driver hit him causing severe whip lash, concussion, torn ligaments and a compression fracture to the spine. Despite this, Sean continued on dropping to 140 miles per day, changing his goal to get back to London in time for the Olympics and raise money for charity. He made it back with a week to spare, having covered 16,000 miles - 12,000 of them with a fractured spine.

Sean became the became the first person to swim the length of Great Britain, from Land's End to John O'Groats, and completed the ultimate British triathlon by swimming, cycling and running the length of the UK.  

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Opportunities to see Sean Conway

19.00 - 20.30 Saturday 17th

Kenton Cool - High adventure, guiding and filming on the roof of the world

​In a special event compered by adventurer Sean Conway, record-breaking Everest guide Kenton Cool and filmmaker Mark Fisher talk about celebs and DJs on Everest...

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