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The Ultimate Triathlon

The Climb/The Row/The Cycle

James Ketchell is a serial adventurer, motivational speaker and Scouting ambassador.

On 1st February 2014, James became the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world in what the media dubbed “The Ultimate Triathlon”.

Seven years prior to this, he was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left him with broken legs as well as a severely broken and dislocated ankle. The prognosis was that he was likely to suffer a permanent walking impairment.

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22nd April 2016
Book Launch (14 of 18)

Thanks for all the support!

Hi Guys, As I sit here typing this it’s hard to believe that my book is now published and available. It’s been a very long road to get to this point and it still hasn’t sunk in that this chapter of my life, i.e writing my first book is now over. It was a long process taking over a year to write but the concept that has never let me down of “just keep going” has worked for me yet again. I’m already working on my next book which will be very exciting considering the experiences and situations I have found myself in over the past two years. My next adventure will form the final part of the next book too, so let’s see what happens. I think things are going to get interesting this summer! I do need to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended my […]
19th March 2016

Book Launch “The Ultimate Triathlon” 7th April

Hi everybody, Finally it’s with great pleasure that I can now tell you that my book “The Ultimate Triathlon” is coming out on April 7th. For those people that know me will be aware that I’ve been working on this for a long time now and have had some challenges along the way but its finally finished! The book would not have been possible without the help from a lot of people who have believed in me and supported me from the early days of my adventuring. I am also very excited to tell you that we have teamed up with Cotswold Outdoor for the book launch on April 7th. I will be giving a talk in their flag ship store in Covent Garden and then signing copies and taking any questions. Please join us for the drinks reception. 7th April @ 7pm – 9pm Cotswold Outdoor, Covent Garden, 8 […]

James believes that everyone has the ability to be whoever they want to be and achieve whatever they want to achieve. If a simple protocol of never giving up is adhered to