"Keeping fit gives you purpose, keeps you young and ensures balance, posture, stamina and strength are as good as they can be. I really don’t want a fractured hip – I’ve seen the devastation it can cause."
"Running provides me with so much purpose. I run because it makes me feel good. I run because I feel God gave me the talent to do so. But at a deeper level, I run because it makes me feel connected to myself – and to my body – and, more importantly, to others. It provides me with a sense of belonging and connection."
"By swimming in vulnerable ecosystems, I want to draw attention to the impact of our actions on our oceans. I’ve seen enormous chunks of ice slide off Arctic glaciers. I’ve swum over bleached coral killed by rising sea temperatures, and over the bones of whales hunted to the edge of extinction. I’ve visited lakes high in the Himalayas where once there was only ice. And I’ve seen plastic pollution in the most remote parts of the oceans, hundreds of kilometres away from human habitation. I’ve witnessed drastic changes in my lifetime – changes that have come about because of our actions. In my lifetime I’d like to see us change. Because we have it within our power to make a positive difference.