Ironwoman, World Record Setter and smasher, surfski paddler and all around really awesome girl! This is the Bonnie Hancock episode! She took it upon herself to paddle around the CONTINENT of Australia on her Nordic Surfski - and all for bringing awareness and raising funds to a non-profit called Gotcha 4 Life. We ask this Ultra-Endurance athlete: Why? What made you decide that this is what you were going to do? She answers. Bonnie dives into how long she paddled each day, her animal encounters (plural by the way), and other stories about her circumnavigation of 16,000km of the Australian coastline. We are so impressed by Bonnie and her accomplishments, including her recent world records, and her story has just begun. Did we mention she's only 32?
Here are some Australian terms to help you along the way:
Australian Saltwater Crocodile - the largest reptile known to man that will rip the paddle out of your hands and should be avoided at all costs.
Meters - metric system measurement. So when she says the 'animal' is 100 meters in front of her. It was 328 feet. So, thats cool.
Bonnie Hancock Website
Donate to Bonnie's Gotcha 4 Life Fundraiser