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Mark Beaumont is 29 years old, from Perthshire in Scotland and is an adventurer, documentary maker and author. In 2007/2008 Mark broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation by bicycle, then in 2009/2010 he went on to cycle from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, also climbing the highest peaks in North and South America. In 2011 Mark was part of the six man team who rowed through the Canadian Arctic to the 1996 location of the North Magnetic Pole. Rowing the Atlantic has been a dream of Marks for many years.

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Commonwealth Games: This week I start a relay that will cover 118,000 miles, 70 nations and territories in just 288 days, Sport

Commonwealth Games: This week I start a relay that will cover 118,000 miles, 70 nations and territories in just 288 days

The Queen’s Baton Relay is the official journey that invites each Commonwealth Country to the Games.

By | Sport | Monday, 7 October 2013 at 8:00 am

In the footsteps of the Cockleshell Heroes, Notebook

In the footsteps of the Cockleshell Heroes

2012 is the 70th anniversary of Operation Frankton and yesterday I joined a British team determined to recreate this historic military journey.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 9 August 2012 at 4:25 pm

Atlantic Odyssey: Lost to the ocean waves… or so we thought, Sport

Atlantic Odyssey: Lost to the ocean waves… or so we thought

Imagine my surprise to receive an email from the Florida Coastguards a few weeks ago to say that Sara G had been spotted about 40 miles offshore.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 24 July 2012 at 6:04 pm

Does the TED phenomenon have ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’?, Notebook

Does the TED phenomenon have ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’?

Where else would you hear an Indian rock and roll musician alongside a data intelligence agent?

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Monday, 2 July 2012 at 6:08 pm

The Olympic Torch Relay: One of those twice in a lifetime experiences, Sport

The Olympic Torch Relay: One of those twice in a lifetime experiences

The Torch weighs exactly 1kg, which is no big deal to hold briefly aloft, but if you carry two bags of sugar at arms length for 20 minutes, you will realise my task.

By | Sport | Monday, 18 June 2012 at 3:04 pm

Atlantic Odyssey: Exclusive first hand account of how a world record attempt ended in near disaster, Sport

Atlantic Odyssey: Exclusive first hand account of how a world record attempt ended in near disaster

Writing exclusively for The Independent, Mark Beaumont recounts the incredible events that saw an attempt to row across the Atlantic end in near disaster. A crew of six men were 27 days into a gruelling challenge to row from Morocco to Barbados when just 500 miles short of their destination, their vessel capsized. This is the story of the panicked moments in which Sara G overturned, their attempts to MAYDAY, the call to loved ones and their eventual rescue.

By | Sport | Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 11:03 am

Atlantic Odyssey: Crew saved after Sara G capsizes, Sport

Atlantic Odyssey: Crew saved after Sara G capsizes

The Atlantic Odyssey challenge in which six crew members were bidding to break the world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean is now over.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 31 January 2012 at 11:59 am

Atlantic Odyssey: 2000 miles on the Ocean, Sport

Atlantic Odyssey: 2000 miles on the Ocean

Due to lack of power supplying his laptop, Mark asked the UK team to give an account of what’s been happening on the Atlantic Odyssey.

By | Sport | Saturday, 28 January 2012 at 6:54 pm

Atlantic Odyssey: Less than 1000 miles to go, Sport

Atlantic Odyssey: Less than 1000 miles to go

The latest news from the Atlantic Odyssey Challenge in which a team of six men are attempting to break the world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. Check here for the latest audio updates and live satellite tracking.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 at 5:10 pm

Atlantic Odyssey: One of the toughest physical and physiological challenges on Earth, Sport

Atlantic Odyssey: One of the toughest physical and physiological challenges on Earth

The latest news from the Atlantic Odyssey Challenge in which a team of six men are attempting to break the world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. Check here for the latest audio updates and live satellite tracking.

By | Sport | Monday, 23 January 2012 at 1:36 pm

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