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Read Man vs Ocean ePub ´ Paperback ☆ Adam Walker Ò [PDF / Epub] ☂ Man vs Ocean - One Man's Journey to Swim The World's Toughest Oceans Author Adam Walker – Goproled.co.uk Adam Walker is not your everyday record breaking sportsman He took on arguably the toughest extreme sport on the planet to swim non stoAdam Walker is not your everyday record breaking sportsman He took on arguably the toughest extreme sport on the planet to swim non stop across seven of the worlds deadliest oceans wearing only swim trunks cap and goggles It is not a test for the faint heartedIn 2007 Adam then a toaster salesman was inspired by a film about a man attempting to change his life by swimming the English Channel to try to emulate the feat After a year of rigorous training without a coach Adam achieved his goal in 11 hours 35 minutes despite a ruptured bicep tendon leading to medical advice to give up long distance swimming In 2011 after two operations and a change to his swimming style to take pressure off his injured shoulder he became the first Briton to achieve a two way crossing from Spain to Morocco and back In the process he broke the British record one wayShortly afterwards the Oceans Seven challenge was born a gruelling euivalent to the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge At first it seemed that injury would prevent Adam from participating but ignoring medical advice he developed an innovative techniue the Ocean Walker stroke that would enable him to continue with the ultimate aim of completing this seemingly impossible feat Whether man would triumph over ocean or fail in the attempt forms the core of this extraordinary autobiographyAlways intriguing sometimes terrifying and occasionally very funny Adams story is about sport in its truest form rather than competitions between teams and individuals it is about man against nature and against his own failings and demons In that it is truly inspirational Bought this as a Christmas present for someone who is a keen and aspiring long distance swimmer Sadly they didn't enjoy it I think it came across as a record of events rather than something brought together in an engaging storyline The author also complained about his sore shoulder the whole way through the book which drove the reader crazy My friend did persevere with it to the end but it was disappointing for me that he found it frustrating than enjoyable

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Adam Walker is not your everyday record breaking sportsman He took on arguably the toughest extreme sport on the planet to swim non stop across seven of the worlds deadliest oceans wearing only swim trunks cap and goggles It is not a test for the faint heartedIn 2007 Adam then a toaster salesman was inspired by a film about a man attempting to change his life by swimming the English Channel to try to emulate the feat After a year of rigorous training without a coach Adam achieved his goal in 11 hours 35 minutes despite a ruptured bicep tendon leading to medical advice to give up long distance swimming In 2011 after two operations and a change to his swimming style to take pressure off his injured shoulder he became the first Briton to achieve a two way crossing from Spain to Morocco and back In the process he broke the British record one wayShortly afterwards the Oceans Seven challenge was born a gruelling euivalent to the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge At first it seemed that injury would prevent Adam from participating but ignoring medical advice he developed an innovative techniue the Ocean Walker stroke that would enable him to continue with the ultimate aim of completing this seemingly impossible feat Whether man would triumph over ocean or fail in the attempt forms the core of this extraordinary autobiographyAlways intriguing sometimes terrifying and occasionally very funny Adams story is about sport in its truest form rather than competitions between teams and individuals it is about man against nature and against his own failings and demons In that it is truly inspirational I was intrigued enough to buy this simply because I have never dared to go swimming in open water myself I happily spent 3 hours a day in a pool for 9 years but going somewhere where you can't see what's underneath you? No wayHowever my biggest shocks when reading of his exploits were nothing to do with the practicalities of his feat but 1 I was truly amazed at how he was able to conduct his escapades whilst holding down jobs He must have had some VERY slack bosses2 I was amazed that he came out with his poor old shark routine Seems he's another of these they're misunderstood creatures they seldom attack humans if they do it's only 'coz they're mistaken blah blah types Zzzz However in the next breath he's defending the wonderful dolphins which swam next to him for a while to protect him from sharks Huh? Make your mind up mate3 The last chapter or so made my stomach as bilious as he must have felt with the waves a fair few times I had no trouble with him being proud of his achievement and telling us so but it was the wider implications of it which he wouldn't let up on Over and over he preached how we can all do ANYTHING we want how there are no limits to the human mind how nothing is impossible if we want it bad enough blah blah blah I thought here we another idiot I wish he'd say that to the thalidomide boy who's always wanted to play soccer for England or the girl with severe scoliosis who's always wanted to be a prima ballerinaIT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN EVER

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Man vs Ocean One Man's Journey to Swim The World's Toughest OceansAdam Walker is not your everyday record breaking sportsman He took on arguably the toughest extreme sport on the planet to swim non stop across seven of the worlds deadliest oceans wearing only swim trunks cap and goggles It is not a test for the faint heartedIn 2007 Adam then a toaster salesman was inspired by a film about a man attempting to change his life by swimming the English Channel to try to emulate the feat After a year of rigorous training without a coach Adam achieved his goal in 11 hours 35 minutes despite a ruptured bicep tendon leading to medical advice to give up long distance swimming In 2011 after two operations and a change to his swimming style to take pressure off his injured shoulder he became the first Briton to achieve a two way crossing from Spain to Morocco and back In the process he broke the British record one wayShortly afterwards the Oceans Seven challenge was born a gruelling euivalent to the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge At first it seemed that injury would prevent Adam from participating but ignoring medical advice he developed an innovative techniue the Ocean Walker stroke that would enable him to continue with the ultimate aim of completing this seemingly impossible feat Whether man would triumph over ocean or fail in the attempt forms the core of this extraordinary autobiographyAlways intriguing sometimes terrifying and occasionally very funny Adams story is about sport in its truest form rather than competitions between teams and individuals it is about man against nature and against his own failings and demons In that it is truly inspirational This is a great book Speaking as pretty new outdoor swimmer its very inspiring to see what an everyday person achieved with a dream and lots of hard work I also like the fact that the author though hes achieved amazing things has had all the doubts and fears and hang ups that everyone in this sport has gone through This would be a good book for a casual reader but an open water swimmer would definitely find much inspiration here Not just to read what the author has achieved but also to imagine what you could also achieve with practice and commitment Highly reccomended