Aussie born, UK-dwelling adventure athlete, Luke Tyburski, recently embarked on a never-before-attempted endurance challenge called the Ultimate Triathlon (UT). The self-created adventure covered 2000 km in 12 days, from Morocco to Monaco, and pushed Luke to the absolute limits.
Far from the fitting the ‘superman’ image of mainstream athletes, though, Luke is not famous or a world champion, and he is the first to talk-down his achievements. His warm, modest persona is part of what makes his story so approachable—in most ways Luke is a regular guy. But there is an underlying drive that shapes Luke’s life—one which he strives to inspire in others.
We caught up with Luke for a chat about his life as an endurance adventurer and what advice he has for others.
- How has football influenced your adventures? (0:05)
- How did you prepare for your first big adventure race: The Marathon des Sables? (1:55)
- What advice would you give to anyone suffering from depression? (5:20)
- What’s your favourite adventure so far? (8:45)
- What’s next for Luke Tyburski? (13:50)
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