No challenge is too big for Adam ‘Tango’ Holland, or for ‘Marathon Man UK’ Rob Young, two 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 they’re back for more – and looking forward to you joining them!
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.
Londoner Rob Young – nick-named ‘Marathon Man UK’ – holds the World record for the most marathons in a year (370) and in 2015 completed the longest ever run without sleep (over 373 miles).
The pair are 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.
“We’re carrying this torch not only as individuals but it’s about uniting people,” says Rob. “If we can do that together we are going to create something life-changing.”
Bag your slot on the 2016 Kenya Peace Torch Relay now to join the pair for a day you’ll never forget.