No challenge is too big for Adam ‘Tango’ Holland, one of the UK’s most inspirational athletes. Having led the British leg of our global torch relay last year, covering more than 2,000 miles in 25 days, this year he’s back for more – and looking forward to you joining him!
A previous World record holder for the fastest ten marathons in ten days, Holland’s quirkiest claim to fame is his 2014 win in a 10-mile man v horse race through moorland and bridleways near Tavistock, Devon, where he grew up – though he’s now based in Newark, Nottinghamshire.
He is passionate about the opportunity this relay presents to make a difference to the future of young people in northern Kenya, whose lives have been torn apart by ethnic violence – and following this event, he’ll be taking on two further challenges for the cause.
From 9 to 13 November, Adam will attempt the course record for ‘Hell of a Hill’, the World’s toughest 5 marathons x 5 days race – climbing over 20,000 feet (more than Africa’s tallest peak -Kilimanjaro). Then, by 4 December, Adam aims to reclaim the World Record for fastest 10 marathons in 10 days. Don’t worry though – Adam won’t be blitzing it on the relay!
“It’s not about running fast, but instead running for a good cause,” he says. “Sign up now for a 10k you’ll never forget.”