Полторы тысячи км мужчина преодолел за 54 дня.
Антарктида. Американец Колин О’Брэди стал первым человеком в истории, кто в одиночку пересек Антарктиду на лыжах. На протяжении всего испытания экстремал выкладывал фотографии в Инстаграм.
Day 54: FINISH LINE!!! I did it! The Impossible First . 32 hours and 30 minutes after leaving my last camp early Christmas morning, I covered the remaining ~80 miles in one continuous "Antarctica Ultramarathon" push to the finish line. The wooden post in the background of this picture marks the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, where Antarctica's land mass ends and the sea ice begins. As I pulled my sled over this invisible line, I accomplished my goal: to become the first person in history to traverse the continent of Antarctica coast to coast solo, unsupported and unaided. While the last 32 hours were some of the most challenging hours of my life, they have quite honestly been some of the best moments I have ever experienced. I was locked in a deep flow state the entire time, equally focused on the end goal, while allowing my mind to recount the profound lessons of this journey. I'm delirious writing this as I haven't slept yet. There is so much to process and integrate and there will be many more posts to acknowledge the incredible group of people who supported this project. But for now, I want to simply recognize my #1 who I, of course, called immediately upon finishing. I burst into tears making this call. I was never alone out there. @jennabesaw you walked every step with me and guided me with your courage and strength. WE DID IT!! We turned our dream into reality and proved that The Impossible First is indeed possible. "It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela. #TheImpossibleFirst #BePossible
2,355 Likes, 329 Comments - Colin O'Brady (@colinobrady) on Instagram: "Day 54: FINISH LINE!!! I did it! The Impossible First . 32 hours and 30 minutes after leaving my..."
33-летнему О’Брэди понадобилось 54 дня, чтобы преодолеть около 1,5 тыс. км по снежной пустыни.
Day 50: STRUNG OUT BUT STILL MOVING. I can't believe I been out here all alone for 50 days. Even having lived it, I can't quite wrap my mind around it. This wind storm still has not subsided so I spent another day getting beat down. Fingers crossed I catch a break on the weather soon. I've been writing a lot about the mental game as it's clearly the most crucial part of this challenge (or any challenge for that matter). However today I want to honor my body and health. I wholeheartedly believe that nothing in life is more important that being healthy. Without that it's hard to do or do fully. I'm so fortunate to have parents that instilled that in me from a young age, teaching me the importance of healthy eating and exercise. My dad is an organic farmer so I guess you could say it's in my blood. Despite feeling exhausted and worn out, I'm grateful for having lived a healthy lifestyle, for without that I'm certain my body would have given up by now. And on the health front, I'm glad to be partnered with @Grandrounds who go above and beyond to guide people to the highest quality healthcare. It's incredible to know they provide access to medical expertise literally anywhere on the planet! #GrandRounds #TheImpossibleFirst #BePossible
9,108 Likes, 195 Comments - Colin O'Brady (@colinobrady) on Instagram: "Day 50: STRUNG OUT BUT STILL MOVING. I can't believe I been out here all alone for 50 days. Even..."
С собой американец взял спутниковый телефон и модем, поэтому имел возможность выходить в сеть и выкладывать фотографии, пишет портал «360» со ссылкой на New York Post.
DAY 9: THE NEW YORK TIMES. This photo ran in NYTimes today with a great piece "Man Against Nature, And Man" about my Impossible First project and Lou Rudd's expedition. I have nothing but the utmost respect and empathy for anyone who sets audacious goals for themselves and takes action to achieve them. Wishing Lou a safe and successful journey. #TheImpossibleFirst #BePossible https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/11/sports/antarctica-race.html
6,115 Likes, 112 Comments - Colin O'Brady (@colinobrady) on Instagram: "DAY 9: THE NEW YORK TIMES. This photo ran in NYTimes today with a great piece "Man Against Nature,..."
Стартовал О’Брэди 3 ноября вместе с капитаном британской армии 49-летним Льюисом Раддом. Отмечалось, что на исполнение затеи они собрали от спонсоров по 200 тысяч долларов.
В настоящий момент американец намерен дождаться на полюсе проигравшего в гонке британца.
Колин O’Брэди занялся спортом после серьезной травмы, полученной при пожаре. Врачи уверяли мужчину, что он больше никогда не сможет ходить, однако американец с таким вердиктом согласен не был.
Через полтора года восстановления O’Брэди финишировал на триатлоне, в 2016 поставил рекорд в программе «Большого шлема путешественников».