“On the 19th January 2015, together with 5 friends, I will be standing in Antarctica about to start the biggest adventure of my life.” With these words Rob Bell describes the challenge he is going to take part in a couple of days.
Travel Channel’s new exciting commission premiering in April 2015 will take you to an extraordinary journey lived through the eyes of a team of 6 brave guys who are not afraid to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 consecutive days.
Travel Channel presents a unique perspective on the travel experience. Programmes transport viewers around the globe, from luxury getaways and culinary quests, from backpacking adventures to epic journeys. In its new commission Travel Channel is following from a very close perspective Rob Bell and his team starting from Antarctica, going then to South America, North America heading to London, then Cairo with Singapore and Australia as final destinations.
For the past year, the team have been planning and training for this marathon. They all have done endurance events before, but nothing like this. The running itself will of course be a challenge but having any sleep confined to the few hours they can grab on planes between locations adds a whole new element.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to complete this challenge. He uttered these words once he was done: “In retrospect I wouldn’t have done it. I wouldn’t do it again”.
“This is going to hurt. Bad.” Rob said.