What It Takes To Row Across The Atlantic Ocean With Hugo Thompson

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What does it take to jump in a small boat and row across the Atlantic Ocean? For our guest today, it was a lifetime of preparation, but it was something he attacked without much hesitation.

A bit of an adventure seeker, Hugo Thompson has spent most of his recent life traveling the world, looking for his next big challenge. Ironically, he wasn't an adventurous kid. Its was a void he felt in his life during young adulthood that made him jumpstart a life of exploration.

In our conversation, Hugo and I talk about his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes just 6 months before he agreed to take on the Talisker Atlantic Challenge; which is a 3,000 mile trek across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Antigua. The journey, which took Hugo and his three boat mates, 2.5 years to prepare for and just over 55 days to complete, tested their resolve as they encountered storms and rough waters which eliminated a number of their fellow competitors.

This is a conversation of determination, exploring the limits if our mental and physical capabilities, and a call to all of us to live life to it’s fullest every day despite the rough waters we may encounter along our journey.

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