Healthy For Men


How to survive at sea for 74 days with Alex Thomson

November 2, 2020
In this episode, we speak to British Vendée Globe round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson, about the challenges he faces while spending two-and-a-half months alone at sea, travelling 26,000 miles around the world. Alex tells us about every aspect of his preparation for the marathon effort that he describes as "the world’s most difficult sporting challenge, and the ultimate test of a person’s physical and mental strength."
From surviving on 30 minutes of sleep at a time, to eating freeze-dried food, and the difficulties of going to the toilet, Alex tells us everything there is to know about competing in the race, including how he has learned some of life's biggest lessons in the process.
Host by Gershon Portnoi

Recorded by Gershon Portnoi and Andy Greening
Edited by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Gershon Portnoi

Special thanks to Alex Thomson, Curtis Nice and Sarah Taylor
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening
Photos Alex Thomson Racing


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via Epidemic Sound


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