Sarah Outen - A British Athlete and Adventurer : London2London: Via the World

:rowing_woman: Sarah Outen MBE FRGS (born 26 May 1985) is a British athlete and adventurer. Outen was the first woman and the youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean and also the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Alaska.

:canoe: On 1 April 2011, Outen set off on an expedition, a solo loop of the planet called “London2London: Via the World”. She rowed, cycled and kayaked her way eastward from London around the world, sharing stories about the adventure and experience.

:biking_man:The 20,000 miles (32,000 km) journey was scheduled to take 2.5 years to complete. During her expedition, she cycled across Europe and Asia, rowed across the north Pacific, and cycled across parts of the United States and Canada to Cape Cod, before rowing across the North Atlantic to the UK.

:snowflake::ocean: The journey took 4.5 years and was all the richer for not turning out exactly as planned. She completed a round-the-world journey at Tower Bridge in London on 3 November 2015. :cloud_with_snow::mountain_snow:


A glimpse of Sarah Outen’s physically enduring and courageous journey around the world.


Before her 30th birthday, Sarah Outen had rowed the Indian Ocean & Pacific Ocean, lapped the world by bike and by boat, graduated from Oxford and picked up an MBE in passing.

She’s now a qualified tree-climbing instructor, takes strangers out for paddles on the Thames, hosts camps for the Youth Adventure Trust and zips about the country giving motivational speeches. It’s her ambition now to train as a child psychotherapist.

WOW! :astonished:

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She has been a great example to tell the world that life is too short and precious not to dare and make the most of it. Read the above link and her journey to the world adventure.

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