Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.

4.8K Ratings
Open In App

Healthy For Men

The River Group

Healthy For Men
35 min2020 NOV 2
Play Episode


In this episode, we speak to British Vendée Globe round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson, about the challenges he faces while spending two-and-a-half months alone at sea, travelling 26,000 miles around the world. Alex tells us about every aspect of his preparation for the marathon effort that he describes as "the world’s most difficult sporting challenge, and the ultimate test of a person’s physical and mental strength."


From surviving on 30 minutes of sleep at a time, to eating freeze-dried food, and the difficulties of going to the toilet, Alex tells us everything there is to know about competing in the race, including how he has learned some of life's biggest lessons in the process.

Host by Gershon Portnoi

Recorded by Gershon Portnoi and Andy GreeningEdited by Andy GreeningDirected by Andy Greening and Gershon Portnoi
Special thanks to Alex Thomson, Curtis Nice and Sarah TaylorPodcast artwork by Andy GreeningPhotos Alex Thomson Racing
Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats and intro/interlude music –Siamese Sea - Molifevia Epidemic Sound
Remember you can pick up the latest edition of Healthy For Men Magazine in your local Holland & Barrett, online at hollandandbarrett.com, and via the Holland & Barrett app.
Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Sounds which is part of River Group Content Limited 2020
Also don't forget to check out Holland & Barrett's new podcast The Wellness Edit, learn more at https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/podcast/
Please note: All views are those of our guests and not of Healthy For Men or Holland & Barrett, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Any reference to brands and/ or products should not be considered as an endorsement.