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Colin O'Brady

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Colin Timothy O'Brady (born March 16, 1985) is an American professional endurance athlete, motivational speaker and adventurer. He is a former professional triathlete, representing the United States on the ITU Triathlon World Cup circuit, racing in 25 countries on six continents from 2009 to 2015.[1][2]

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Colin O'Brady
Personal information
Birth nameColin Timothy O'Brady
Born (1985-03-16) March 16, 1985 (age 37)
Olympia, Washington, U.S.
Alma materYale University
OccupationPro Endurance Athlete
Years active2009–present
Spouse(s)Jenna Besaw
WebsiteOfficial website
SportMountaineer, professional triathlete
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking3x world record speed holder; Explorers Grand Slam (Last Degree), Three Poles Challenge, 50 Highest Points
Updated on April 23, 2016.

O'Brady is a four-time world record holder. In 2016 he set the Explorers Grand Slam (Last Degree) and Seven Summits speed records, the latter of which has since been broken.[3][4][5][6][7][8] He became the fastest person to complete the adventurers challenges in 139 days and 131 days respectively. In the summer of 2018, O'Brady set the speed record for the 50 US High Points in 21 days.

On December 26, 2018, he completed a solo crossing of the land mass of Antarctica, excluding the ice shelves, using the South Pole Traverse (SPoT) vehicle road during the last 366 miles (589 km) of the journey.[9]