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Man Vs Ocean by Adam Walker


by Adam Walker

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 world's deadliest oceans
wearing only swim trunks, cap and goggles.
It is not a test for the faint-hearted: swimmers face
FREEZING temperatures
huge SWELLS, treacherous CURRENTS
potentially DEADLY marine life
(from SHARKS to Portuguese men o' war)
vomiting and BURNING off a week's calories
in a single swim!


RELEASED: Thursday 7th January 2016 Order your copy here

In 2007, Adam, then a toaster salesman, saw a film about a man attempting to swim the English Channel and change his life in doing so. Inspired by this, he decided to try to emulate the feat. After a year of rigorous training without a coach - his first open-water swim was in 9 degrees and he nearly died from hypothermia - 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 way.Shortly afterwards, the Ocean's Seven challenge was born, a gruelling equivalent 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 technique - 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 autobiography. Always intriguing, sometimes terrifying, and occasionally very funny, Adam's 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.

Adam Walker - Author, Man Vs Ocean
Author: Adam Walker


Thurs 7th January

Official Launch at Waterstones,1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GR.
6:30pm - 8:30pm
FREE DRINK on arrival, live music and Adam shares snippets from his book Man Vs Ocean. Also you have the opportunity to purchase your own copy and have it personally signed by Adam on the night.

Sat 5th March
Chelsea Health Club & Spa, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS
6:30pm - 8pm
An opportunity to come and talk to Adam in the lounge area of the Chelsea Club where he coaches and to purchase your personally signed copy of Man Vs Ocean!
Register here>>
Sat 12th March

W H Smith - Store 5 Arndale Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 3AD
2:30pm - 4pm
Adam will be in store with his pen at the ready!
Register here>>

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