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Downriver Nomad: A Triathlete's Adventures and Adversities into the Rapids

Downriver Nomad: A Triathlete's Adventures and Adversities into the Rapids

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"A fascinating story of perseverance! Come hell or high water, Rob Hutchings keeps going!" - Dean Karnazes, author of Ultramarathon Man and A Runner's High

Triathlete and marathon swimmer, Rob Hutchings takes us on a whirlwind journey from triathlons and his first marathon swim in his home country of Canada, to Ironman competitions across the pond. Then Down Under to Australia and New Zealand where he embarked on marathon adventures off the beaten track, on land and in the water, which led to his biggest challenge - an unprecedented attempt at swimming the turbulent 256 km Clutha River.

In Downriver Nomad, Rob shares his story of adventures and adversities not only in the water, on the race-course and off the beaten track, but also his struggles with an alcoholic father and his own unsuccessful path to fatherhood.

His is a story of humour, heartbreak and challenges that will inspire the absolute beginner in adventure sports to the seasoned endurance athlete. Join Rob on his nomadic adventures in triathlon, marathon swimming and adventure sports, packed with hairpin bends, whirlpools, rock dodging and white-water rapids.

Author: Rob Hutchings
Publisher: Rob Hutchings
Published: 10/11/2021
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.85d
ISBN: 9780473588342

About the Author
Hutchings, Rob: - Rob Hutchings began training for triathlons in 1989 and marathon swimming in 1993. He competed for the Canadian National Triathlon team in the 20-24 age group in the 1998 World Championships. He earned his chiropractic degree from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2002. In 2020, he became the first person to swim the full length of the 256 km Clutha River, from Wanaka to the Pacific Ocean in New Zealand. He works as a chiropractor and lives with his wife in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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