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Today's conversation is with Lia Ditton.
Lia is a professional sailor and rower and she’s accomplished some amazing feats. At 25, Lia was the youngest competitor and the only woman to sail across the Atlantic in a race called the OSTAR. She did that solo!
She’s gone on to compete in many other single-handed sailing races including the Route du Rhum which goes from France to the Caribbean, and the Transpacific Yacht Race which goes from California to Hawaii.
She then got into ocean rowing and, among other things, did the Woodvale Challenge which is from the Canary Islands to the West Indies.
But now, NOW Lia is training for a 5,500 mile solo row across the North Pacific from Japan to San Francisco. Yeah, 5,500 miles across the Pacific. Though two men claim to have completed this, as we talk about in this conversation, these guys technically did not complete the journey. You’ll hear how they fell short of the final miles and what Lia has planned for her own adventure so that she actually completes the entire route.
This is a pretty fascinating conversation. We take a deep dive into her training, what she’s doing to get ready for this big event and also her diet, which includes a 900 calorie breakfast.
We talk a lot about logistics because I had SO many questions since I know so little about sailing and ocean rowing. She really indulged me and allowed me to ask a lot of really basic questions. You're going to love this amazing conversation with Lia Ditton.
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Links/books/people mentionedChris Talley Chris Talley (She's Bold podcast episode) Wim Hoff Intermittent fasting (wiki) Mick Dawson - ocean rower (wiki) Kim Swims Kim Chambers (wik) Elsa Hammond – rower Charlie Martell – rower Betts Boats Ultimate Survival Everest (Amazon) Megan Biging (She's Bold Podcast episode) Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (Amazon) Endurance by Alfred Lansing (Amazon)
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